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Employment lawyer

Employment lawyer

As Employment Lawyer, you will be a member the global employment law team, reporting to the Europe Employment Counsel. The position is based in the Netherlands and you will work closely together HR, other members of the legal team and related functions.

Client Details

Our client is a large and well known international organization in retail. They are looking for an Employment Lawyer responsible for Europe to join the team.


Key responsibilities:

You will be responsible for operational and strategic employment law matters, drafting template employment contracts. Drafting, reviewing and updating HR policies and supporting their implementation. You will be advising on performance cases and misconduct matters, not only negotiating employee exits and related documentation, but also on organizational structuring projects that affect employee status and advising on employee benefits and related matters. You will also be responsible for managing employment litigation and help drive compliance with employment laws and regulations.


Requirements for this role include:

Preferably an European law degree other than Dutch or another degree with a post graduate law degree

3-5 years of experience in a major international law firm as an employment lawyer, in- house experience in employment law or both.

Fluent in English. An additional European language with the ability to draft and negotiate in both languages would be advantageous.

Experience in employee representation, works council and/or trade union matters

Strong skills in employment advising and litigation

Excellent skills in drafting and negotiating in employment matters.

Worked with international clients and cross-border projects

Ability to effectively own and manage multiple transactions and projects, including instructing outside counsels across Europe and coordinating internal business partners.

Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience in an easy to understand and short way.

The perfect candidate is be flexible, pragmatic, solution-driven and provide commercially relevant employment law advice. Is a team player with a deep understanding of the bigger picture. Has a confident mindset to work on legal matters in countries where you were not trained and do not have expertise.

Job Offer

- competitive salary
- bonus
- relocation fee
- other benefits
Job DetailsDatum: 15/09/2017
Referentie: 182077/001_1505489518
Locatie: Hilversum, NH 1213NL
Dienstverband: Fulltime
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