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Assistant Corporate Counsel, Employment – Europe and MAIR

Company Name: Expeditors
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 3-5 years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Company Description
“We’re not in the shipping business; we’re in the information business” – Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder
Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.
Organic Growth – Expeditors promotes from within. As a shining example, our CEO started as an entry level employee in our San Francisco office 31 years ago.
18,000 trained professionals
250+ locations worldwide
Fortune 500
Globally unified systems
Join Us!
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is seeking an experienced attorney specializing in international employment and labor law. The position can be located at any Expeditors branch office in Europe or the Middle East, but a location in one of our offices in India is preferred.

Job Description
The Assistant Corporate Counsel will join a world-class legal department, devote 80% of time to providing advice and strategies on labor and employment matters in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, and devote 20% of time to assisting with global regulatory and compliance matters.

Primary responsibilities include:
Supporting and advising business teams, including executives, managers, employee relations, information services, and operations regarding compliance with existing and forthcoming labor and employment laws and regulations
Advising on issues such as discipline, non-competition, redundancies, leave, disability, contingent workers, equity, contractor management, occupational health and safety, antidiscrimination, wage and hour, and union/labor relations
Managing litigation, outside counsel, and budgets
Providing representation and/or management of matters before human rights tribunals and agencies
Conducting and managing internal investigations
Responding to governmental subpoenas, investigations, and audits
Drafting and revising employment policies, standards, and internal work regulations
Drafting service provider, commission, non-compete, employment, and settlement agreements
Developing and delivering client training on compliance with labor and employment laws
Leading responses to governmental inquiries into employment/labor related matters
Performing project management work for legal projects
Formulating efficient resolution strategies to meet business objectives
Providing effective cross-functional support inside and outside of the legal department
Assisting in developing and implementing departmental goals and initiatives
Travel: Expected 5% to 15%; Valid passport/authorized to travel internationally
Juris Doctorate, Bachelor of Laws, or equivalent degree in Laws
Licensed/authorized to practice law in jurisdiction in the US, the jurisdiction where the candidate will be based or in any jurisdiction within the Europe and MAIR regions, in good standing
3-5 years of experience in a top law firm preferred
In-house experience working in the law department of a Fortune 500 company highly desirable, but not required
Strong knowledge of, and practical experience advising on labor and employment laws and regulations
Working knowledge of U.S. labor and employment laws and regulations preferred, working knowledge of international labor laws and regulations desired
Practical experience working with trade unions preferred
Experience in logistics, transport and related sectors preferred
Strong analytical, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent business judgment and ability to work independently
Fluent oral and written English required. Fluency in additional languages an asset

Additional Information
Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time 
Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision
Life and Long Term Disability Insurance 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
Training and Education Program
 We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession as an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the company.