Overview

An exceptional opportunity for a Senior Employment Lawyer looking for a new challenge with ample growth opportunities!

This leading National Law Firm is looking for an experienced employment lawyer/partner (8+ Years) to join the firm and act as the go-to for the department. With a strong National network, the successful candidate will lead the charge for the Vancouver offices’ employment group.

The role offers the infrastructure, support and network to excel in a leadership position and carve out an employment group all within a recognized National firm.


Responsibilities

Requirements

The ideal candidate must:

- Be a member in good standing of the Bar of British Columbia
- Have at least 8 years of relevant Employment Law experience in any or all of the following areas:
1) Representing both private and public sector clients on employment and Labour law matters (i.e. Wrongful dismissal, Human Rights, Constitutional, and Privacy law).
2) Advising on and offering strategic employment law advise in the context of complex corporate transactions (e.g. employment issues arising out of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and reorganizations).
3) Developing executive compensation structures, formulating plans of action and termination plans for company closures, downsizing, relocations etc.
4) Drafting and negotiating various employment contracts, change of control agreements, workplace policies.

Knowledge of and or aptitude in the following:
- Employment standards, health and safety and the Human Rights Code (as applicable)
- Pension and Employee benefit matters would be an asset
- Counseling employers in a range of employment disputes (mediations, tribunals, courts)
- On the labour side: experience representing employers in union certification drives, collective bargaining negotiations and the drafting and interpretation of collective agreements would be an asset
- Strong leadership skills, and the ability to work independently and in a team environment

This is truly an exceptional and unique opportunity to work in a leadership position with a reputable National Employment Group that strives for excellence, with ample growth opportunities. If this describes you and you are interested in this exciting position, then please send us your details in the strictest of confidence.

We thank all applicants. Only those with the required expertise will be contacted.


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