Employment Counsel at Motive (Remote)

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Who We Are

Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. The Motive Automated Operations Platform combines IoT hardware with AI-powered applications to automate vehicle and equipment tracking, driver safety, compliance, maintenance, spend management, and more. Motive serves more than 120,000 businesses, across a wide range of industries including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit, and delivery.

 Motive is proud to be a Forbes Cloud 100 company and a 2020 Career-Launching Company by Wealthfront.

About the Role:

Motive is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, and forward-thinking Employment Counsel to join its growing in-house legal team and support the company’s global workforce, and in particular, its workforces in India and Canada. 

 The  Employment Counsel will be Motive’s second employment lawyer and will report to the Lead Counsel, Employment and work closely with Motive’s business and operations units, in particular its Human Resources and Recruiting teams, to deliver the highest quality legal advice and strategic business guidance on a broad range of labor and employment matters. The ideal candidate will be a clear and succinct communicator and team player with extraordinary business judgment, unquestioned personal integrity, and the ability to lead as well as to collaborate.  

We are open to hiring this role Remote - US., India, or Canada

What You'll Do:
  • Support all aspects of Motive’s employment activities in Canada and/or India
  • Play a leading role in ensuring Motive’s compliance with Indian and/or Canadian employment laws
  • Provide day-to-day legal advice and counsel to the HR and other business teams on a variety of employment matters
  • Provide risk assessment and strategic guidance to internal clients
  • Stay current on employment law developments and best practices, and providing training and updates to the HR and other business teams, as needed
What We're Looking For:
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Licensed to practice law in India, Canada, or the U.S.
  • 5 years of labor and employment law experience
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic advice and legal counsel on all aspects of employment law, including: discrimination, harassment and retaliation; disability; leaves of absence; overtime; compensation; worker classification; contingent workers; non-competition and other restrictive covenants; and whistleblowing
  • Willingness to think outside of the box and to take on responsibilities outside of your wheelhouse
  • Strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization and willingness to put together - and present - interesting employment law trainings for the HR and other business teams
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage outside counsel
  • Comfortable with working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same and where priorities are often changing
  • Someone who is solutions-oriented, biased towards action and impact, and sees problems as opportunities
  • Someone who demonstrates a growth mindset, is genuinely curious, and learns from mistakes made along the way
  • Someone who is passionate about work, sees no task as too big or too small, and someone who pays attention to the smallest detail without losing sight of the big picture
  • An individual with a great sense of humor and no ego who shares our vision that the legal team can be both a center of excellence and fun at the same time!  

Nice to Have Qualifications (please note these are not required, and you should apply even if you don’t think you hit every bullet on these lists!)

  • Admitted to practice in at least one state in the U.S., as well as either India or Canada
  • Mix of in-house and law firm experience

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

Please do not let an arrest or conviction record prevent you from applying for employment at Motive. Motive considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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An Insider's view of Motive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started on our Customer Success team 3 years ago. When I saw we were hiring internally for the Product team, I knew this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Since I joined the Product team, I’ve been paired with a mentor, attended the Women in Product Conference & have been given so many opportunities to continue learning about Product Mgmt.


Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

We are growing quickly and doing so with our sales reps in mind. We ensure that our growth doesn't come at their expense. To help our sales team grow, we build thoughtful achievable quotas for them that 70%+ of AEs exceed. We provide internal training to ensure they are set up for success.

Angie Bretag

Senior Regional Sales Manager

What are Motive Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
KeepTruckin proudly sponsors Employee Resource Groups. These groups amplify the voices and stories of our employees and create spaces for them to connect, collaborate, and develop their careers.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
KeepTruckin employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
We offer comprehensive mental health benefits through Modern Health.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
KeepTruckin has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the on-tap beer and kombucha you can handle.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month. See our instagram @keeptruckinhq for details!
Recreational Clubs
KeepTruckin has office sports leagues year-round. We currently hold the title for back to back Basketball Champs in the San Francisco Equinox League!
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
KeepTruckin. offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
KeepTruckin hosts lunch and learn meetings for our interns bi-weekly and all are invited to attend!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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