EMEA Employment Lawyer, US Tech Business, Dublin OR London

Dublin, Ireland | Full Time

Reference: EL0029

PQE: 4yrs+

Consultant: Liam Taaffe

Our client is a US cloud‑based platform that was recently listed as one of the World’s Most Admired Technology Companies. This dynamic and fast-growing tech business offers exceptional solutions which create innovative digital workflows enabling 80% of the Fortune 500 to exceed productivity levels. With unforeseen business growth developing across The UK and EMEA, they now seek an experienced Employment Lawyer to work as part of the Global Employment team.

You will be based in West London or Dublin with a direct report to the Head of Employment (EMEA) and will work on a broad range of individual and collective employment law-related issues. As part of this role, you will work on exciting projects across business lines and across the EMEA region, dealing with a wide variety of employment law matters from hiring, disciplinary actions, dismissals, complex employee relations issues, restructurings, works councils, compensation and benefits, leaves, DIBs (diversity, inclusion and belonging), and employee privacy matters. You will advise the Global Talent Team to create and revise global and locally compliant policies and procedures in keeping with consistency with company ethics & values. As this role has a non-contentious employment focus, you will have a broad range of employment litigation and regulatory matters to manage where quick judgment is required with the support of an external counsel. This role requires you to monitor and maintain knowledge of changes in EMEA-related employment laws and regulations and industry practices that impact the business and provide practical advice and support to the business. There will be some exposure to advisory support for the Privacy team on employee-related privacy/GDPR matters.

The Candidate
The successful candidate must be UK or EU Qualified with ideally 3.5yrs+ PQE gained from a leading international law firm (Tier 1 employment team) in London or a leading Irish/EU firm. Must have a really good understanding of UK and EU employment law while some exposure to privacy matters relating to employment law would be advantageous.  Applications from lawyers with In-house employment law experience, or secondment, from international business with a focus on Cloud or SaaS employment law-related issues would be fantastic, but we know it’s a big ask!  Must have the natural ability to prioritise employment issues in a fast-moving work environment where quick judgment and excellent interpersonal/communication skills are both paramount to succeed in this super exciting role. The successful candidate will be entitled to an excellent salary, a minimum 15% bonus, and very generous stocks, which easily exceeds the majority of current compensation packages which US Blue-Chip Tech Businesses.

Please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal for further details at liam@emea.legal