Corporate Counsel - Employment Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, MA at Wynn Careers

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Encore Boston Harbor is a luxury global destination gaming resort that features 671 hotel rooms with sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, ultra-premium spa, luxury retail, high-end dining, and state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. At a total cost of $2.6 billion, it is the largest private single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth.  Situated on the waterfront along the Mystic River and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor includes a six-acre park along the water that features a harbor walk, an events lawn, public viewing areas, ornate floral displays and retail and dining experiences that overlook the Encore Harbor Walk. 

The Encore Boston Harbor Corporate Counsel – Employment will be an experienced labor and employment attorney that will report to the General Counsel at Encore Boston Harbor. The position requires the ability to develop strong relationships with our business partners and outside counsel while concisely, pragmatically, and promptly delivering advice on a broad range of labor and employment matters.  The Corporate Counsel - Employment is expected to provide legal advice on U.S. and Massachusetts labor and employment related laws, regulations, rules, and orders.  A successful candidate will be able to provide day-to-day advice to assist the company in managing and mitigating labor and employment risks.



  • Ensures all Encore Boston Harbor core values and property and department standards are implemented and applied.
  • Manages short-and long-term departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement. Identifies key drivers of success.
  • Manages the departmental performance, and the accuracy, confidentiality, and thoroughness of departmental policies and procedures; records and reports.
  • Monitors all activities of the department to ensure that all applicable internal policies, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and controls property wide are enforced.
  • Ensures department delivers and maintains a maximum level of property-wide service and satisfaction.
  • Facilitates communication throughout the property by organizing and presiding over regularly scheduled meetings with team members within the department and with other departments as appropriate to ensure property wide communication.
  • Responsible for hiring, performance management, and employee engagement within the department. Provides training opportunities, constructive and positive feedback to team members within area of responsibility.  Creates a motivating environment.
  • Keeps informed of all new developments within the department and makes recommendations designed to maximize department and company success.
  • Effectively manages internal and external guest relations, which will require levels of patience, tact and diplomacy. Responsible for addressing guest and team member issues as appropriate.
  • Manages multiple priorities simultaneously and meets deadlines, often in stressful and high-pressure situations.
  • Must have the ability to promote positive, fair, and ethical relations with all team member, with all Encore contractors, and in all interactions within the Host and Surrounding communities as an ambassador of the Encore brand.
  • Advising management and Human Resources on day-to-day employee relations matters including recruiting, hiring, employee discipline, performance management, benefits, terminations, and restructurings.
  • Monitoring labor, employment, and benefits law developments and recommending changes to company policies, while assisting with the creation of additional policies that may be needed.
  • Managing any and all employment-related litigation and administrative matters (e.g. OSHA, DOL, EEOC) and related investigations.
  • Assisting the General Counsel with reporting of labor and employment matters to senior management and its Board of Directors.
  • Managing labor relations matters and coordinating with Human Resources and outside counsel, including advising on collective bargaining agreement negotiations and grievances.
  • Conducting internal investigations related to personnel matters. Providing counsel and guidance to Human Resources personnel conducting investigations.
  • Managing the selection and ongoing coordination with outside counsel on any or all of the above matters.
  • Identifying opportunities for efficiencies and coordinating with outside counsel, vendors and colleagues on process improvements.
  • Providing training to management and Human Resources on employment law topics and other employment law compliance activities.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Age, Gaming and Certifications:

21 years of age or above.

Will be required to obtain and maintain registration or a license issued by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Education and/or Experience: 

Juris Doctor degree.

At least 8 years of work experience primarily related to labor and employment issues and 3-5 years of in-house counsel experience preferred.

Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and manage multi-faceted projects in a fast-paced environment, with evolving demands and priorities.

Self-starter that is able to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to address multiple and complex labor and employment matters, while balancing legal, business, and organizational considerations.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, such as policy and procedure manuals, maintenance instructions, and other related documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries from other employees or guests. Fluency in English required, second language a plus.  Ability to write detailed instructions and correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.

Mathematical Skills & Reasoning Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to decipher reports and maintain reports on request.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, and to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, stretch, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Essential responsibilities include moderate physical ability such as lift or maneuver at least thirty (30) pounds, and varied instances of standing/walking. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that exists while Team Members are performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate. When on the property floor or some back of house areas, the noise level increases to loud. Must be able to interact with internal and external guests in a professional manner.
  • Due to the unpredictable nature of the hospitality/entertainment industry, Team Members must be able to work varying-schedules to reflect the business needs of the property.


We celebrate diversity at Encore and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.