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Labor Counsel

First things First: Who are we?

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts

Works closely with HR / Labor Relations leadership and other members of management team regarding labor and employment law matters. Provides day-to-day advisory services to field operations management with respect to labor relations and employment law issues. Represents the Company before Federal, State and Local agencies, at arbitration and mediation, and in collective bargaining.

Major Responsibilities

  • Serves as chief negotiator in collective bargaining with a variety of unions for a variety of FGA operations.
  • Represents Company at arbitrations and mediations
  • Represents the Company at the NLRB on representation issues
  • Provides operations management and HR Department with day-to-day advice and guidance regarding all human resources issues, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Manages employment claims and litigation, and develops strategies for defense and/or settlement.
  • Assists manager and RHRMs in the analysis, strategy development and communication of new labor laws passed at the national, state or municipality level that affect our employees.
  • Maintains timely and accurate corporate reporting mechanisms for matters of responsibility.

Minimum Experience & Skills Required

  • 2-4 years of legal experience, preferably in labor and employment law.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently but also perform as a strong team player.
  • Good administrative skills and superior interpersonal skills.
  • Able to get along with diverse personalities. Tactful, mature, and flexible.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a clear, concise, organized and persuasive
  • Travel up to 75%

First for a Reason  


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 3 to 5 month Manager-In-Development program prepares future leaders at First Student. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student!  

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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99610 - HR Training and Support Salary
191 Rosa Parks Street, 8th Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45202
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    First Student
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    Full Time
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