Senior Associate, Employment Lawyer, Law – Sydney


EY Law’s global network brings together over 2,200 lawyers in 80 jurisdictions working with our EY colleagues in Advisory, People Advisory Services, Transactions, Tax and Assurance to build a better working world.  We have built a high quality practice that assists our clients with their corporate & commercial, digital, tax, employment, private client and people needs.
 
We support clients in navigating a business environment that is increasingly global and complex, where our lawyers provide integrated, commercially-focused advice aimed at reducing legal and other risks. We don’t advise in a vacuum. Our people deliver legally sound solutions that also meet our clients’ strategic and commercial objectives 
 
The opportunity
 
We have an exciting opportunity to join our leading EY Law practise where you will have the chance to work with high profile organisations on a range of diverse and interesting employment law matters. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach and have encompassed cutting edge technology to provide robust and timely insights that are at the forefront of helping our clients manage issues to do with the future of work, gig economy and enterprise agreement compliance to name a few.
 
This role will suit someone who has an external profile in the market, who is passionate about fostering a collaborative and thriving team culture and growing the practice to expand our offerings on a local and international scale.
 
  Your key responsibilities

  • Providing high quality advice to internal and external clients (both in Australia and internationally);
  • Reviewing and interpreting legislation and industrial instruments and conducting BOOT analysis for compliance projects and EBA drafting;
  • Advising and representing clients in relation to employee claims such as general protection and unfair dismissal claims
  • Drafting employment policies, the full suite of employment contracts, related assignment letters and documentation

Skills and attributes for success

  • Minimum 6 years PQE
  • Thirst for ongoing learning and development, keeping abreast of new technology and developments in the employment law space
  • Demonstrated experience in growing accounts with impeccable client facing skills
  • Strong people and culture leader with a natural ability to build rapport across all levels
  • Excellent technical ability and strong commercial acumen
  • A positive approach and can-do attitude

To qualify for the role you must have the following

  • Experience in an Australian top-tier, mid-tier, boutique employment law firm or Big 4 legal practice
  • The ability to run matters with limited supervision, but with ultimate partner sign off
  • A detailed understanding and demonstrative knowledge of Australian employment law
  • Demonstrated ability to build a high performing team culture based on trust  

What working at EY offers
 
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working, career development, and an extensive range of wellbeing and benefit offerings. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangement. To find out how some of our people are using these arrangements to help them achieve a lifestyle balance, please click here.
 
Who we are
 
EY is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Unity, our LGBTI network and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network. These provide our people with the opportunity to connect across offices and allow us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.
 
About Law at EY
 
We are part of the expanding EY legal network which is an international law firm with offices in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. EY Law has a truly global footprint, comprising over 2200 lawyers across 80 countries. Whether acting for a client in a single legal capacity or as part of a formal multi-service EY engagement, our direct access to EY’s international network ensures clients receive an efficient, streamlined and cost effective service.
 
We work closely with our assurance, tax, transaction and advisory colleagues, we draw on extensive experience beyond the borders of law to provide multidisciplinary services. Our Law network brings together legal specialists around the world, and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
 
Join us in building a better working world.  Apply now.
 
The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.
 
© 2019 Ernst & Young Australia. All Rights Reserved. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


EY Law’s global network brings together over 2,200 lawyers in 80 jurisdictions working with our EY colleagues in Advisory, People Advisory Services, Transactions, Tax and Assurance to build a better working world.  We have built a high quality practice that assists our clients with their corporate & commercial, digital, tax, employment, private client and people needs.
 
We support clients in navigating a business environment that is increasingly global and complex, where our lawyers provide integrated, commercially-focused advice aimed at reducing legal and other risks. We don’t advise in a vacuum. Our people deliver legally sound solutions that also meet our clients’ strategic and commercial objectives 
 
The opportunity
 
We have an exciting opportunity to join our leading EY Law practise where you will have the chance to work with high profile organisations on a range of diverse and interesting employment law matters. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach and have encompassed cutting edge technology to provide robust and timely insights that are at the forefront of helping our clients manage issues to do with the future of work, gig economy and enterprise agreement compliance to name a few.
 
This role will suit someone who has an external profile in the market, who is passionate about fostering a collaborative and thriving team culture and growing the practice to expand our offerings on a local and international scale.
 
  Your key responsibilities

  • Providing high quality advice to internal and external clients (both in Australia and internationally);
  • Reviewing and interpreting legislation and industrial instruments and conducting BOOT analysis for compliance projects and EBA drafting;
  • Advising and representing clients in relation to employee claims such as general protection and unfair dismissal claims
  • Drafting employment policies, the full suite of employment contracts, related assignment letters and documentation

Skills and attributes for success

  • Minimum 6 years PQE
  • Thirst for ongoing learning and development, keeping abreast of new technology and developments in the employment law space
  • Demonstrated experience in growing accounts with impeccable client facing skills
  • Strong people and culture leader with a natural ability to build rapport across all levels
  • Excellent technical ability and strong commercial acumen
  • A positive approach and can-do attitude

To qualify for the role you must have the following

  • Experience in an Australian top-tier, mid-tier, boutique employment law firm or Big 4 legal practice
  • The ability to run matters with limited supervision, but with ultimate partner sign off
  • A detailed understanding and demonstrative knowledge of Australian employment law
  • Demonstrated ability to build a high performing team culture based on trust  

What working at EY offers
 
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working, career development, and an extensive range of wellbeing and benefit offerings. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangement. To find out how some of our people are using these arrangements to help them achieve a lifestyle balance, please click here.
 
Who we are
 
EY is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Unity, our LGBTI network and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network. These provide our people with the opportunity to connect across offices and allow us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.
 
About Law at EY
 
We are part of the expanding EY legal network which is an international law firm with offices in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. EY Law has a truly global footprint, comprising over 2200 lawyers across 80 countries. Whether acting for a client in a single legal capacity or as part of a formal multi-service EY engagement, our direct access to EY’s international network ensures clients receive an efficient, streamlined and cost effective service.
 
We work closely with our assurance, tax, transaction and advisory colleagues, we draw on extensive experience beyond the borders of law to provide multidisciplinary services. Our Law network brings together legal specialists around the world, and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
 
Join us in building a better working world.  Apply now.
 
The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.
 
© 2019 Ernst & Young Australia. All Rights Reserved. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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