Senior Legal Counsel, Labour and Employment

University of Alberta

The College of Alberta is at present looking for an skilled authorized skilled for a Senior Authorized Counsel, Labor and Employment place.  The profitable incumbent will report on to the Normal Counsel but in addition will collaborate carefully with the AVP and Administrators inside Human Assets, Well being, Security and Setting and with the the Director of School Relations.

This place offers specialised authorized recommendation on labour and employment-related issues together with worker human rights points. This place may additionally symbolize the College earlier than the courts, tribunals or arbitrators on grievance arbitrations, human rights complaints, Staff’ Compensation appeals and different litigation. This place works carefully with Human Assets and School Relations management and different members of the administration workforce relating to labour and employment legislation issues.  This place would additionally work carefully with exterior authorized counsel as wanted.

Duties Embrace:

  • Ship strategic and specialised authorized recommendation on a variety of labour relations and employment points, together with collective settlement interpretation, self-discipline and termination, privateness, human rights and obligation to accommodate,  occupational well being and security obligations, office security, and associated statutory obligations.
  • Represents the college earlier than the courts, tribunals, provincial companies and different authorities authorities and arbitrators on labour and employment legislation issues.
  • Critiques claims associated to labour relations and employment issues, assesses publicity to legal responsibility, and in session with the Normal Counsel makes suggestions to the School Relations portfolio and/or the AVP (HRHSE) portfolio and/or senior administration on how instances must be dealt with, together with assigning to outdoors counsel when applicable.
  • Draft and evaluation a variety of agreements together with employment contracts, severance agreements and settlement agreements. This would come with the creation of template agreements the place applicable.
  • Present assist in the course of the collective bargaining course of.
  • Present interpretation of related College insurance policies and laws.

To achieve success on this place, the incumbent will possess the next abilities and expertise:

  • Legislation Diploma and Member of Legislation Society of Alberta (or instantly eligible to be a member).
  • Minimal 5 years of labour and employment apply in a legislation agency or in a company or institutional atmosphere with a observe document of success.  Expertise within the post-secondary or public sector can be a transparent asset.
  • Information and expertise with relevant laws together with the Alberta Labour Relations Code, Employment Requirements Code, OHS, WCB and the Alberta Human Rights Act.
  • Robust negotiation and advocacy abilities and expertise in grievance arbitration, and labour board proceedings; expertise in human rights tribunal and judicial proceedings most popular.
  • Means to ascertain and keep efficient working relations, skill to work as a workforce member and to work together efficiently with individuals in any respect ranges of the group, together with legal professionals, shoppers and outdoors counsel.
  • Robust written abilities and superior verbal communication abilities to current and talk about enterprise targeted points with each inner and exterior stakeholders to be able to achieve understanding, affect others and construct relationships. 

In accordance with the Handbook of Phrases and Circumstances of Employment for Administration and Skilled Workers (Excluded) , this full-time persevering with place presents a complete advantages bundle discovered at Administration and Skilled Workers Advantages  webpage  and annual wage vary which shall be commensurate with {qualifications}.

This place is positioned at North Campus, Edmonton.

The way to Apply

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