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Employment Lawyer (part time 50%)

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Job ID 149841 Date posted 09/13/2021 Location : Schiphol, Netherlands

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Associate Employment Lawyer will operate as an in-house employment lawyer within an active and engaged team committed to delivering legal employment services to the EMEA region. This role will be reporting to the Regional Employment Lead, EMEA. We require a lawyer to act as a strategic business partner and advisor, and to build a close partnership with the HR function and the businesses. The role will be providing legal expert, ethical and pragmatic advice on a wide range of employee relations matters.

Key Accountabilities

  • Independently handle complex employment issues with minimal supervision, while escalating the most complex issues to appropriate colleagues. The role will be primarily focused on Belgium, while we also strive for (future) coverage of additional EMEA jurisdictions and a strong collaboration with employment law colleagues globally on multi-jurisdictional projects.
  • Managing all formal and informal employment related claims and litigation, proactively identifying legal risk areas and working with different stakeholders to mitigate those risks.
  • Provide pragmatic and effective legal support to manage collective employment law, including works counciland trade union matters.
  • Assist more senior employment lawyers by performing legal research and analysis for day-to-day legal work.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience in the area of employment law at a law firm or in-house
  • Be fluent in English, Dutch and French (verbally and in writing)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Belgian qualified lawyer, with a Masters Law degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • The ability and the agility to support the EMEA employment law team on multi-jurisdictional matters

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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