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Labor & Employment Counsel

Remote, USA · G&A · Full-time
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About Lyra Health
Lyra is transforming mental health care through technology with a human touch to help people feel emotionally healthy at work and at home. We work with industry leaders, such as Morgan Stanley, Uber, Amgen, and other Fortune 500 companies, to improve access to effective, high-quality mental health care for their employees and their families. With our innovative digital care platform and global provider network, 10 million people can receive the best care and feel better, faster. Founded by David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, Lyra has raised more than $900 million.

You will be a critical team member in Lyra’s legal team assisting the Human Resources department, and working cross-functionally throughout the organization, in the management and handling of all labor and employment related matters.  This is a full-time role that can be located in the headquarters in SF Bay Area (Burlingame, California), or remote and will report to Lyra’s Senior Labor and Employment Counsel.  You will be expected to work independently in managing questions around a broad scope of labor and employment issues, as well as being responsible for advising stakeholders regarding critical questions around the company’s growth and leading projects to support Lyra’s compliance in employment matters. 
The ideal candidate will be an experienced attorney with a proactive nature in identifying issues and presenting solutions and someone who is searching for a collaborative environment brimming with novel questions. 


  • Provides in-house legal counsel on employment related matters, which may include, but not be limited to, incentive compensation, wage and hour law, worker classification, unemployment and other state agency claims, employee benefits, employment agreements, handbooks, and policy related issues, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, workplace investigations, manager training, employment related pre-litigation and litigation matters including administrative charges, background checks, hiring matters, termination matters, severance agreements, reorgs and layoffs, and generally assists the General Counsel and People Operations functions. 
  • Works closely with the Employee Relations and HR Business Partners functions to support issues that may arise.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable employment laws, regulations and policies.  
  • Participates in and influences the decision-making process with appropriate clients and stakeholders.  
  • Identifies and assesses legal risks and opportunities within the employment area and advises accordingly.  
  • Independently handles legal matters and projects ranging from basic to complex. 
  • Provide practical and solution focused legal advice and support on business matters in a fast-paced environment
  • Recognizes when to elevate certain matters to the attention of the General Counsel.  
  • Supervises, manages and evaluates outside counsel on employment related matters, including litigation.  
  • Educates and trains internal stakeholders on legal matters, policies and procedures.  
  • Establishes and maintains relationships, credibility and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members and other colleagues.  
  • Performs other tasks as assigned from time to time by the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel or Senior Counsel. 


  • Law degree from an accredited law school and membership in a state bar with good standing
  • 3+ years legal experience in-house or at a law firm
  • Experience analyzing and advising on labor and employments laws in state and federal level, including California 
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities, judgment, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
  • Experience leading projects, including collecting, distilling and summarizing issues from relevant stakeholders and moving projects forward
  • Experience working in-house with a technology company and/or health care organization strongly preferred.  
  • Experience with a global workforce a plus
  • Willing and eager to take on new areas of law and function independently in a demanding fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet, provide concise advice, and simultaneously manage workloads, multiple client demands and shifting priorities
  • Ability to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive attitude to the workplace
  • Sense of humor and strong affinity for team donut day

This is a remote role.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability,  genetic information or any other category protected by law.

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