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Career Category: Labour Relations
Posted Date: 2006-01-16
Location: Toronto
Our client, a large Canadian media corporation is looking for a Labour & Employment lawyer to add to its team. This role will involve labour and employment law as well as industrial relations. This is a 1 year contract ? with potential for extension, as well as possibility of permanent employment.

Reporting to Senior Legal Counsel, Labour & Employment you will be responsible for providing legal services to the HR and Industrial Relations Departments on a wide range of labour and employment matters.

You will act as legal counsel in arbitrations, human rights matters, workplace safety and insurance matters, and other litigation. The role will involve advising the corporation on employment and benefit matters affecting both unionized and non-unionized personnel in such areas as harassment, discrimination, conflict of interest, benefits, hiring, dismissal, application and interpretation of collective agreements. You will also be involved in planning, strategy and training initiatives and the development of new policies.


You are the ideal candidate if you:

 Have 4-5 years experience in labour and employment law
 Have experience drafting/negotiating major contracts/agreements
 Have made representations on significant matters to various boards, tribunals, commissions
 are smart, tough and able to ?hold your own? in matters with union representatives
 are a sophisticated negotiator, able to negotiate complex contracts and sensitive settlements
 can find creative solutions to new legal problems
 relish the idea of working in a high profile role
 have drive, initiative, ambition and enthusiasm
 enjoy working in a fast paced atmosphere

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining an organization that provides a competitive salary and lieu of benefits package, we want to hear from you!



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