Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc.

Counsel, Employment Law

Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. (Tucker, GA), 100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Tucker, Georgia, United States of America Req #568
Friday, February 23, 2024

Founded in 1971, Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc. (GMS) is the leading North American specialty distributor of interior building products. Our product offerings of wallboard, ceilings and complementary construction products are designed to provide a comprehensive solution for our core customer- building contractors who install our products in commercial and residential buildings. GMS's operating model enables GMS to continue to grow and expand in scope, while maintaining a high level of customer service, promoting an entrepreneurial culture, and preserving the customer intimacy of a local business.


GMS and its family of companies operate a network of nearly 300 building product distribution yards, and more than 100 tool sales and service centers, for customers across the U.S. and Canada. The Field Support Center in Tucker, Georgia serves each GMS location, providing the support needed to enable local teams to deliver outstanding service to contractors and builders in their local communities.

Position Summary:

The Counsel, Employment Law position is a full-time position responsible for providing legal counsel, strategy and direction on a wide variety of employment law and human resources matters. This position reports to the Director of Litigation and Employment Counsel, who reports to the Company’s General Counsel.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day legal advice on employee relations, talent acquisition, reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, performance management, discipline, separations, wage and hour, and other employment-related issues.
  • Develop, advise, and train on various policies and processes in compliance with federal, state and local laws.
  • Partner with human resources and management in the development of on-going employment related strategies and HR projects, processes and initiatives.
  • Lead efforts to prepare and update critical human resources documents (e.g., policies, handbooks, and other communications).
  • Manage litigation hold process and document requests.
  • Oversee the Company’s OFCCP compliance program.
  • Partner with or assist senior attorneys in the Company's defense of employment litigation and pre-litigation matters, including lawsuits, demand letters, EEOC charges, and other government audits and investigations.
  • Assist with the preparation for and/or response to unionization efforts and activities and other traditional labor matters.
  • Serve on cross-functional teams and attend business meetings to provide legal advice to business partners on a wide variety of employment law and related subjects across the organization.
  • Review invoices from outside counsel to ensure accuracy and to contain legal costs.
  • Provide functional support to other members of the legal department as needed.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of four years at a law firm and/or in-house with employment law and employment litigation experience in federal and state courts.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state employment and labor laws.
  • Significant experience managing employment litigation matters in federal and state courts.
  • Experience advising clients on employment-related matters and risks.
  • Clear, concise, effective communicator.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and creatively approach problems.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Traditional labor law experience – Preferred.
  • Must be a member of a state bar in good standing, with an active license.
  • Must be currently located in the geographic area of the position or willing to relocate yourself.
  • Must be able to remain in stationary position in an office environment: 80%.
  • Will frequently move about inside the office to access files, office machinery, etc.


Cultural Competencies:

  • Strive to do the right thing by displaying trust and integrity.
  • Embody the principles of servant leadership, even in a non-people management role, by putting the needs of others first, valuing diverse perspectives by sincerely appreciating and considering others’ opinions and ideas and demonstrating a positive and humble attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and on a team; ability to lead, execute and/or delegate as needed, while also collaborating with others to get the job done.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at every level of the organization; invest in building relationships with the Field Operations and Field Support Center team members.
  • Help champion an inclusive working environment; empower others to bring their full selves to the workplace; celebrate, welcome, and value the different backgrounds and experiences that make up our workforce; recognize that all team members are valued, regardless of race, background, tenure, or title.
  • Ability to self-manage, show initiative, be proactive, and drive results.
  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers.
  • Fun to work with and gets along well with co-workers



  • Attractive compensation structure
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Paid holidays & vacation days


This job description is subject to change at any time.




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