Employment Law Consultant (Employee Relations)

Employment Law Consultant (Employee Relations)

Northern Trust

Luxembourg

The Role:

The purpose of this role is to advise, counsel and serve as a subject matter expert on all employee relations issues including employment law, investigations, violations of policy, progressive discipline, involuntary terminations, interpretation and administration of HR policies/procedures – for mainland Europe, in particular Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a subject matter expert in providing strategic and tactical advice to HR, ER colleagues and business managers on all employee relations, employment law and company policy issues;
  • Review and develop employment related agreements and HR policies and procedures (in conjunction with the policy lead) to meet the needs of the organisation, respond to changing legislation, and facilitate the adoption of best practices;
  • Investigation of employee complaints in line with company and legal requirements;
  • The accurate and consistent interpretation and implementation of local, regional and global employment policies and local laws and regulations;
  • Project manage employee litigation in partnership with HR partners and external counsel;
  • Partner with EMEA and global ER partners to undertake and support ER programs and initiatives and ad hoc projects;
  • Where appropriate and in conjunction with local HR, provide support to any employee representative forums.

Key Requirements:

  • Applied knowledge of EU employment law and HR best practices, in particular Luxembourg;
  • Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in law or other specialist employment area;
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a specialist employment law/employee relations role covering multiple EU jurisdictions;
  • Fluency in English and French is essential;
  • Proactive approach in identifying and managing employment related risks throughout the organisation;
  • Ability to analyse complex employment situations and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Ability to collaborate in a genuinely multi-disciplinary and multi-national organisation;
  • Strong influencing skills;
  • Ability to work independently with remote management in a matrixed environment.

Though not essential, preference will be given to candidates with the following additional skills:

  • Knowledge of Swiss employment law and German language;
  • Experience of the employment issues connected to acquisitions and employee transfers, in particular due diligence and employee consultation.

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