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Counsel Compensation amp Benefits

Company name
Hilton Worldwide

McLean, VA, United States

Employment Type

Legal, Hr

Posted on
Jun 02, 2023

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***This role is based in our McLean, VA corporate office or can be Remote ***

The Global Legal team is responsible for administering Hilton's legal activities to ensure maximum protection while engaging in global business and ensuring compliance with the company's legal obligations.

What will I be doing?

The Counsel for Compensation & Benefits will provide counsel and strategic legal advice on compensation and benefits issues, policies, and programs. You will provide guidance to corporate and hotel Human Resources professionals and management personnel both in the U.S. and international locations.

This Team Member will handle a variety of matters, which may include:

Provide day-to-day advice and counsel to HR and the business on a broad range of compensation and benefits/ERISA-related issues, policies, and programs

Provide legal guidance on a wide array of benefits matters, including governance, administration and implementation of health and welfare plans and programs, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, and other fringe benefits

Review benefits/ERISA-related provisions in vendor agreements and contracts

Review and provide guidance on compensation programs, policies, and plans, including bonus plans, sales plans, severance plans, and other compensation arrangements

Provide legal guidance and review on policies, programs, and practices related to various leave-related issues, including PTO, sick leave, parental leave, and other state and local leave requirements

Monitor and analyze new developments in the field of compensation and benefits law and provide direction to the organization on new requirements and compliance needs

What are we looking for?

We seek positive teammates who are flexible and willing to work on a wide range of legal issues. We believe the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

Demonstrated ability to synthesize numerous facts and analyze complicated issues

Outstanding interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills

The ability to analyze proposed legislation and existing laws

Strong work ethic and a desire to consistently perform at the highest levels

The ability to thrive while prioritizing and undertaking multiple projects and critical tasks with contending pressures in a fast-paced environment

Manage sensitive matters with maturity, diplomacy, and integrity

Detailed understanding of key legal concepts and can seamlessly relay them to business partners

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school

At least five years of experience as an attorney in compensation and benefits matters

Active member of a U.S. State Bar and be able to meet the eligibility requirements for in-house practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Experience interacting with business partners and developing trust

It would be useful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

Significant experience advising on health and welfare plan-related issues

Prior in-house experience

Familiarity with the hospitality industry

Familiarity with union-related health and welfare issues

What is it like working for Hilton?

The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton ( a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands ( . Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture, and we are consistently named among one of the World’s Best Workplaces.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits ( such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members’ unique perspectives and voices—along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners—to cultivate a diverse and inclusive ( environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog ( and Instagram ( to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of their role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Hilton offers its eligible team members a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental coverage, vision coverage, life insurance, short-and long-term disability insurance, access to our employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) where you can purchase Hilton shares at a 15 percent discount, a 401(k) savings plan, 20 days of paid time off accruing over your first year of employment and increasing up to 25 days after completing one year of full employment, up to 12 weeks of parental leave for birth parents and 4 weeks for non-birth parents, 10 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays throughout the year, up to 5 bereavement days, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, an employee assistance program, travel insurance, a legal services program, an educational assistance program, adoption assistance, a backup childcare program, pre-tax commuter benefit and our travel discount. The annual salary range for this role is $175,000-$190,000 and is determined based on applicable and specialized experience and location.Subject to plan terms and conditions, you will be eligible to participate in the Hilton Annual Incentive (Bonus) Plan, consistent with other team members at the same level and/or position within the Company.#LI-REMOTE

Job: Legal

Title: Counsel, Compensation & Benefits

Location: null

Requisition ID: COR013QW


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