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Legal Counsel Comp & Benefits - 57854BR

Primary Location: Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford, RI-Woonsocket
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POSITION SUMMARY
**Office based in Woonsocket, RI, Hartford CT or Florham Park NJ preferred**

The Legal Counsel Compensation and Benefits position provides an opportunity for providing practical daily legal advice and counseling to HR clients and business leaders on a wide range of employee benefits and compensation matters.

Fundamental Components:

The Legal Counsel Compensation and Benefits position provides an opportunity for providing practical daily legal advice and counseling to HR clients and business leaders on a wide range of employee benefits and compensation matters, including

  • (i) design, administration and regulatory compliance of employee benefit plans, including with respect to ERISA, HIPAA, the ACA, COBRA and the Internal Revenue Code,
  • (ii) design and administration of nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including compliance with 409A,
  • (iii) design, administration, compliance and tax treatment of incentive compensation plans and executive compensation plans, both cash and equity-based, such as stock option, restricted stock units and performance-based cash awards,
  • (iv) governance matters related to employee benefit plans, including fiduciary responsibilities,
  • (v) compensation and benefits-related support in mergers and acquisitions,
  • (vi) support of HR with negotiation of contracts with third party service providers on behalf of plan sponsor and benefit plans and
  • (vii) interacting with all levels of colleagues, including senior management, on a mixture of compensation and benefits matters.

    BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

    Required Qualifications:
  • Six plus years of experience as a lawyer in a law firm and/or in-house corporate setting;
  • Excellent technical knowledge of laws affecting employee benefits, including ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code
  • Significant experience drafting benefit plan documents and related materials
  • Significant experience in mergers and acquisitions; and strong communication skills.
  • Must currently be admitted to a state bar and be in good standing.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Prior in-house experience preferred but not required.


    EDUCATION
    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a JD.

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  • ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
    Location of Role:
    Woonsocket, RI highly preferred but Florham Park, NJ could work for the right candidate

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

    Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.


Fundamental Components:
Fundamental Components:

The Legal Counsel Compensation and Benefits position provides an opportunity for providing practical daily legal advice and counseling to HR clients and business leaders on a wide range of employee benefits and compensation matters, including

  • (i) design, administration and regulatory compliance of employee benefit plans, including with respect to ERISA, HIPAA, the ACA, COBRA and the Internal Revenue Code,
  • (ii) design and administration of nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including compliance with 409A,
  • (iii) design, administration, compliance and tax treatment of incentive compensation plans and executive compensation plans, both cash and equity-based, such as stock option, restricted stock units and performance-based cash awards,
  • (iv) governance matters related to employee benefit plans, including fiduciary responsibilities,
  • (v) compensation and benefits-related support in mergers and acquisitions,
  • (vi) support of HR with negotiation of contracts with third party service providers on behalf of plan sponsor and benefit plans and
  • (vii) interacting with all levels of colleagues, including senior management, on a mixture of compensation and benefits matters.

    recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.


Background Experience:
BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

Required Qualifications:
  • Six plus years of experience as a lawyer in a law firm and/or in-house corporate setting;
  • Excellent technical knowledge of laws affecting employee benefits, including ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code
  • Significant experience drafting benefit plan documents and related materials
  • Significant experience in mergers and acquisitions; and strong communication skills.
  • Must currently be admitted to a state bar and be in good standing.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Prior in-house experience preferred but not required.


    EDUCATION
    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a JD.

    ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
    Location of Role:
    Woonsocket, RI highly preferred but Florham Park, NJ could work for the right candidate


  • Potential Telework Position:
    No

    Percent of Travel Required:
    0 - 10%

    EEO Statement:
    Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

    Benefit Eligibility:
    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

    Candidate Privacy Information:
    Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the

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