Expires soon Ernst & Young

Employment/Corporate Lawyer

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Teaching

Job description

The opportunity

EY’s people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.

Skills and attributes for success:

Employment law

•    Advising clients on a broad range of employment related matters including but not limited to: hiring, employee compensation and benefits, discipline, terminations, severance packages and approach to terminations, reductions in work force and developing strategies for managing risk around employment matters
•    Drafting employment and secondment contracts, termination letters, employment policies & procedures and other employment related documents
•    Handling employment law related aspects of mergers and acquisitions including due diligence reviews, drafting of employment related provisions of letters of intent and purchase agreements
•    Preparing and conducting employment law training programs for human resources professionals and management, managing Company training programs in conjunction with HR
•    Assisting clients to ensure their businesses are compliant with employment laws and regulations
•    Advising on start-up operations including processes, policies and procedures
•    Collaborating with various EY practices including our People Advisory Services practice and our Global Network for employment law related work
•    Business development

Corporate law

•    Drafting, reviewing and analyzing corporate commercial contracts, including but not limited to service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations
•    Advising and participating in the review of legal corporate commercial matters including contract disputes, operating agreements, corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures including due diligence
•    Collaborating with various EY practices including our People Advisory Services practice and our Global Network for corporate law related work
•    Reviewing new business relationships with vendors and subcontractors
•    Business development

To qualify for the role you must have:

•    3-5 years’ experience as an Employment Lawyer in private practice or in-house
•    Experience dealing with employment law issues across Canada
•    Corporate Law experience/knowledge
•    Called to the bar in Ontario; member of Quebec Bar is an asset
•    Ability to work in French, while not critical, would be an asset
•    Knowledge of Immigration Law is an asset
•    Good judgment, an ability to think critically, strong interpersonal skills and strong drafting skills
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Able to manage caseload independently
•    Ability to develop innovative and practical approach to legal issues in support of strategic business goals

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for being a strategic advisor in the infrastructure space; and have a very strong attention to detail. This position will also require strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, superior analytical skills, and proven project and people management skills.  Bringing a “roll up the sleeves” attitude with high levels of creativity, enthusiasm and team-work.is critical in this role.

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

•    Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
•    Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
•    The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transactions and consulting services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. 

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today.

EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility.  We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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