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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Associate Human Resources Legal Counsel

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 25, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 140681 - New York, New York, United States


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.


If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day..


The Associate HR Counsel will assist the Chief HR Counsel by providing legal support on a variety of employment law matters and projects, requiring collaboration and partnership with Human Resources, People Relations, and other business partners.


Main Responsibilities

  • Conduct research, monitor and provide updates on employment law developments and their impact to the Company

  • Prepare and update employment-related policies and support their implementation and application

  • Create and present trainings on relevant aspects of employment law

  • Conduct factfinding and prepare written responses to administrative charges of discrimination/harassment/retaliation

  • Prepare employment-related agreements and individual consulting agreements

  • Serve as HR Legal liaison between HR and outside immigration counsel to address and escalate issues 

  • Provide HR legal advice and support to HR, People Relations, Payroll, Benefits and E&C 

  • Other HR legal related projects as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate (J.D.) required

  • 4-6 years’ law firm or in-house experience with employment law focus

  • New York State Bar admission or other State Bar admission with eligibility for New York State registration as in-house counsel

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experience of working in a team environment and independently

  • Ability to interact with attorneys, internal executives and their assistants, human resources personnel, 

  • Strong proficiency in legal research tools


Preferred Qualifications

  • Some experience in traditional labor law and/or immigration law
  • Familiarity with Google suites of tools, including Google Docs, Sheets and Slides





Salary Range $120,720 - $158,445 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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