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Junior Employment Lawyer

Advertiser: Employment Innovations Group Pty LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Jan 2021
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Industrial Relations & Employment Law

Junior Employment Lawyer

Junior Employment Lawyer

The Firm


EI Legal is a specialist employment law firm in a period of rapid growth. We are looking for a junior lawyer who is passionate about employment law and is also interested in growing our business and their own personal brand within it.
EI Legal is at the forefront of the NewLaw movement. We have a genuine passion for doing things differently and challenging the status quo if this means we can deliver a better service to our clients and a better working environment for our people.

We are not a traditional law firm and our working environment will not suit someone looking for a traditional law firm set-up. We have a flat organisational structure, work in an open-plan office, bring our pets to work and don’t wear suits unless we have to. 

We act for both employers and employees and for businesses of all shapes and sizes, but have a particular focus on SMEs.

The Role


We are looking for a friendly, dynamic and highly organised lawyer based in Sydney.

You will have an opportunity to contribute to the shape and success of the firm whilst still having the support and guidance of experienced employment lawyers. You will gain exposure in a variety of matters such as:
  • Disputes, in particular, unfair dismissal and general protections matters in the Fair Work Commission and Federal Courts
  • Advising on entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and modern awards (particularly regarding pay)
  • Advising on complex workplace issues such as termination of employment, redundancies, and transfer of business
  • Advising on, and drafting, employment contracts, workplace policies and other employment documents (e.g., disciplinary letters)

EI Legal is part of the Employment Innovations Group - one of Australia’s leading providers of payroll, HR outsourcing and HR software. As such this role provides a unique opportunity to work both as a lawyer in private practice (for EI Legal) and as an in-house lawyer for Employment Innovations. The in-house aspect of your role will involve matters such as:
  • Assisting Employment Innovations’ HR teams with difficult employment law questions
  • Contributing to Employment Innovations’ suite of documents (eg drafting precedent contracts, policies, etc)
  • Training Employment Innovations’ HR teams on employment law matters
Though you will have client contact and will be doing “real” legal work from day one, you may also need to carry out certain administrative tasks (answering phones, assisting with opening files, etc). 
The ideal candidate will:
  • have qualifications in Law and be admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW (or interstate) 
  • have up to 3 years post qualification experience (preferably in employment law or HR);
  • have a strong level of client service;
  • have excellent organisational, written and oral communication skills; 
  • be a team player who is willing to provide support to other lawyers in the firm; and
  • be passionate about challenging the status-quo and finding better and more innovative ways to deliver legal services to our clients.

The Perks


EI Legal is part of an Alliance with our sister companies Employment Innovations, Power2Motivate and Employment Hero. You will, therefore, be part of a much wider team. Benefits include:
  • A ‘remote first’ working culture (explained below)
  • Weekly virtual events (e.g., virtual trivia)
  • Quarterly and yearly team celebrations
  • Virtual yoga classes
  • Access to Employment Innovations’ continuing education and post-graduate assistance program
  • A dedicated People & Culture team to enhance your employee experience
  • An extra day of annual leave each year
  • Partner discounts and access to an Employee Assistance Program

Our ‘Remote First’ Culture


EI Legal is proud to be a remote-first employer. What does this mean for you? This means that you will have the full flexibility to work from home, unless there is a specific requirement to come into the office. Your dedicated People & Culture team will help support you in your initial start-up to make sure you are ready to go.

How to Apply


Does this sound like the perfect role for you? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and covering letter outlining your salary expectations to: jackson.calverley@employmentinnovations.com or simply APPLY. Remuneration commensurate with experience. 

Additional Information 


At EI Legal and Employment Innovations we ensure that our culture incorporates everyone's perspectives and experience. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All of your information will be kept confidential according to equal employment opportunity guidelines.
Jackson Calverley
+61433744097

Junior Employment Lawyer

The Firm


EI Legal is a specialist employment law firm in a period of rapid growth. We are looking for a junior lawyer who is passionate about employment law and is also interested in growing our business and their own personal brand within it.
EI Legal is at the forefront of the NewLaw movement. We have a genuine passion for doing things differently and challenging the status quo if this means we can deliver a better service to our clients and a better working environment for our people.

We are not a traditional law firm and our working environment will not suit someone looking for a traditional law firm set-up. We have a flat organisational structure, work in an open-plan office, bring our pets to work and don’t wear suits unless we have to. 

We act for both employers and employees and for businesses of all shapes and sizes, but have a particular focus on SMEs.

The Role


We are looking for a friendly, dynamic and highly organised lawyer based in Sydney.

You will have an opportunity to contribute to the shape and success of the firm whilst still having the support and guidance of experienced employment lawyers. You will gain exposure in a variety of matters such as:
  • Disputes, in particular, unfair dismissal and general protections matters in the Fair Work Commission and Federal Courts
  • Advising on entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and modern awards (particularly regarding pay)
  • Advising on complex workplace issues such as termination of employment, redundancies, and transfer of business
  • Advising on, and drafting, employment contracts, workplace policies and other employment documents (e.g., disciplinary letters)

EI Legal is part of the Employment Innovations Group - one of Australia’s leading providers of payroll, HR outsourcing and HR software. As such this role provides a unique opportunity to work both as a lawyer in private practice (for EI Legal) and as an in-house lawyer for Employment Innovations. The in-house aspect of your role will involve matters such as:
  • Assisting Employment Innovations’ HR teams with difficult employment law questions
  • Contributing to Employment Innovations’ suite of documents (eg drafting precedent contracts, policies, etc)
  • Training Employment Innovations’ HR teams on employment law matters
Though you will have client contact and will be doing “real” legal work from day one, you may also need to carry out certain administrative tasks (answering phones, assisting with opening files, etc). 
The ideal candidate will:
  • have qualifications in Law and be admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW (or interstate) 
  • have up to 3 years post qualification experience (preferably in employment law or HR);
  • have a strong level of client service;
  • have excellent organisational, written and oral communication skills; 
  • be a team player who is willing to provide support to other lawyers in the firm; and
  • be passionate about challenging the status-quo and finding better and more innovative ways to deliver legal services to our clients.

The Perks


EI Legal is part of an Alliance with our sister companies Employment Innovations, Power2Motivate and Employment Hero. You will, therefore, be part of a much wider team. Benefits include:
  • A ‘remote first’ working culture (explained below)
  • Weekly virtual events (e.g., virtual trivia)
  • Quarterly and yearly team celebrations
  • Virtual yoga classes
  • Access to Employment Innovations’ continuing education and post-graduate assistance program
  • A dedicated People & Culture team to enhance your employee experience
  • An extra day of annual leave each year
  • Partner discounts and access to an Employee Assistance Program

Our ‘Remote First’ Culture


EI Legal is proud to be a remote-first employer. What does this mean for you? This means that you will have the full flexibility to work from home, unless there is a specific requirement to come into the office. Your dedicated People & Culture team will help support you in your initial start-up to make sure you are ready to go.

How to Apply


Does this sound like the perfect role for you? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and covering letter outlining your salary expectations to: jackson.calverley@employmentinnovations.com or simply APPLY. Remuneration commensurate with experience. 

Additional Information 


At EI Legal and Employment Innovations we ensure that our culture incorporates everyone's perspectives and experience. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All of your information will be kept confidential according to equal employment opportunity guidelines.
The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • How many years' experience do you have in industrial relations & employment law?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a lawyer?

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