Commercial Counsel

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-135,000 Annually
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Paylocity is an award-winning provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions, offering the most complete platform for the modern workforce. The company has become one of the fastest-growing HCM software providers worldwide by offering an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses automate and streamline HR and payroll processes, attract and retain talent, and build a strong workplace culture.
While traditional HR and payroll providers automate basic HR processes such as payroll and benefits administration, Paylocity goes further by developing tools that HR and businesses need to compete for talent and deliver against the expectations of the modern workforce.
We give our employees what they need to succeed, including great benefits and perks! We offer medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and a 401(k) match, as well as perks that support you, your family, and your finances. And if it's career development you desire, we provide that, too! At Paylocity, people matter most and have always been at the heart of our business.
There are jobs and then there are careers. Since 1997, Paylocity has been hiring talented people, giving them big challenges, and providing the right resources to help them succeed. Our award-winning culture ensures all employees feel truly welcome, appreciated, and free to be themselves. While other companies talk about it, we make it happen. Join Paylocity and launch your career!
Location: Remote
Reports to: Senior Managing Counsel
Position Overview
We are looking for a motivated, strategic-thinking commercial counsel to join our growing legal. In this role, you will be responsible for commercial contracting, handling negotiations of a wide range of agreements and providing related legal support. You will also play a key role in shaping policies, processes and resources to help our legal department scale as the business grows and contributing to related initiatives.
The below represents the primary duties of the position, others may be assigned as needed. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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.

  • Independently review, draft, and negotiate a broad range of agreements such as SaaS/subscription agreements, technology licensing, services agreements, consulting, and other contracts ranging in substance and complexity, flagging positions appropriate for escalation.
  • Lead as a primary support for all vendor/procurement contracting needs across engagement types.
  • Redline, negotiate, and handle end-to-end contracting on client-facing engagements as needed.
  • Manage workflows governing intake, review and approval with high volume of contracting requests, identifying appropriate prioritization based on business needs.
  • Collaborate with Contract Specialist team and assist with negotiations and related legal escalations.
  • Work with other stakeholders, such as privacy and security teams, on agreement review and negotiation.
  • Assist with projects related to template, playbook and other resource creation and updates.
  • Contribute to process and policy improvements regarding contract support to help legal team scale and ensure best-in-class support.
  • Handle ad-hoc projects across a spectrum of complex business, legal and strategic issues.
  • Partner with sales, procurement, product, operations and other internal stakeholders to provide legal advice on issues pertaining to Paylocity's products and services, contract disputes, and related matters.


  • JD required and license to practice law in the US.
  • 3+ years' relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently review, draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements of varying complexity in a fast-pace and evolving environment.
  • Experience with SaaS contracting, data privacy and intellectual property as it pertains to contracts a plus.
  • Strategic thinker that enjoys tackling new challenges and finding solutions.
  • Deep understanding of contract drafting principles and related risk assessment in deal negotiation.
  • Detail-oriented with focus on organization, efficiency and time management.
  • Great communication skills and desire to build solid relationships with business stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Highly motivated and eager to contribute to our talented and collaborative team!

Paylocity is an equal-opportunity employer. Paylocity is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. We recruit, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At Paylocity, we believe diversity makes us better.
We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, culture, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion or spiritual belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. We actively cultivate these differences through our employee resource groups (ERGs), employee experiences, perspectives, talents, and approaches to drive innovation in the software and services we provide our customers.
We comply with federal and state disability laws and make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].
This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position is $120,000 - $135,000/yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual bonus and restricted stock unit grant based on individual performance in addition to a full range of benefits outlined here. This information is provided per the relevant state and local pay transparency laws for the location in which this position will be performed. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via

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Paylocity operates in the HR Tech industry. The company is located in Chicago , IL, Lake Mary, FL and Meridian, ID. Paylocity was founded in 1997. It has 5000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Open door policy, OKR operational model, Team based strategic planning and Open office floor plan. To see all 96 open jobs at Paylocity, click here.
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