Employment Counsel

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Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Block is seeking a highly motivated attorney with a passion for all things employment to join our Legal organization, reporting to the Head of Employment Legal.

You will:

Provide advice and counseling on a broad spectrum of employment law issues in the U.S. and internationally, including: recruiting, inclusion and diversity, employee relations, performance management, leaves of absence and accommodations, wage and hour, pay equity, internal investigations, sick leave, compensation and benefits, privacy, contingent workers, and immigration
Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders and manage projects with a team-oriented approach
Evaluate employment practices, policies, and processes to assess and execute priorities, and ensure compliance
Draft and review employment related agreements and templates
Investigate and respond to claims, demand letters, administrative complaints, audits, and other employment related inquiries
Conduct audits, employment classification reviews, and support other compliance efforts
Perform due diligence and advise on employment aspects of M&A projects
Assist in managing outside counsel on labor and employment matters, and manage employment litigation as needed
Assist in developing and conducting training and education programs for employees, managers, and the People team
Collaborate with local counsel to advise the People team and management on international employment issues



You Have:

A J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar
Minimum 6 years of experience focused on employment law
Strong interpersonal skills, team-oriented attitude, and superior attention to detail
Ability to evaluate risk in light of business and practical considerations and make clear recommendations
Ability to balance and prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks effectively and independently
Experience analyzing and providing advice on federal, stated, and local wage and hour compliance
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a growing legal team and cross-functionally with members at all levels of the organization


Even Better:

Prior in-house experience
International employment law experience, especially in Canada
Employment litigation experience
Experience supporting M&A matters


Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $245,100 – USD $299,500

Zone B: USD $227,900 – USD $278,500

Zone C: USD $215,600 – USD $263,600

Zone D: USD $208,400 – USD $254,700

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
Retirement Plans including company match
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
Paid parental and caregiving leave
Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
Learning and Development resources
Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits
Additional Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources


These benefits are further detailed in Block’s policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block’s equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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