Labour & Employment Associate

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Posting Date:
Feb 17, 2021
Company/Firm:
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Area of Law:
Labour & Employment
Position Type:
1 year contract with potential to reclassify into full-time position
Deadline:
Mar 12, 2021
Location:
Vancouver
Experience:
At least 2 years

Description

The Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Canada’s leading, innovative and client-focused law firm, is seeking a:

Labour & Employment Associate

We are BLG: Canada’s Law Firm. Our culture is one of vigilance and curiosity, Firm-wide collaboration, unfailing mutual respect and dedication. We pride ourselves on having standout talent and delivering an exceptional client experience.

We are a future-minded Firm delivering high-value advice and are known for our unwavering commitment to innovation, diversity and inclusion, community involvement and talent development. Learn more about us.

If you are a lawyer with drive, knowledge and at least 2 years of experience practicing in Labour & Employment, come explore a new career and experience the momentum of BLG. Through our distinctive client-focused approach, you will grow your career while working with leading professionals as part of a creative, multi-disciplinary team. This is an ideal position for a lawyer committed to exceeding clients’ goals and changing the future. We invite top professionals who want to innovate and collaborate to apply. Right from the start, you will have the strength of our people and the BLG brand behind you.

Please note that this is a contract position for a 1-year term with potential to be reclassified into a full-time position.

Key Responsibilities

Depending on your background, you can expect to advise and represent clients in relation to:

Advisory aspects of the position:

  • All aspects of labour and employment law, including human rights and employment standards matters
  • Employment and contractor agreements
  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • Collective bargaining
  • Privacy matters
  • WorkSafeBC matters
  • Workplace-related matters, including performance management, discipline and dismissals
  • Post-termination matters, including severance agreements and non-competition injunctions

Advocacy aspects of the position:

  • Representing employers in civil actions (ex. wrongful dismissal, breach of contract), and in front of various administrative tribunals and labour boards

How to Apply

If you have an interest in this position, please forward a cover letter, resume and list of references to Anna Osadchyy, Manager, Professional Recruiting, at AOsadchyy@blg.com by March 12, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, we believe that valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and partners are not eligible for consideration.

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