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Legal Counsel (Employment)

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This position is remote EMEA.

It’s an exciting time to join our team. We're the world’s largest all-remote company, and we've been intentionally building our culture this way from the start. With more than 1,200 team members in 65+ countries, GitLab is a place where you can contribute from almost anywhere. We are an ambitious, productive team that embraces a set of shared ​values​ in everything we do. 

The Legal Counsel (Employment) collaborates with clients across GitLab on a broad range of matters across the entire arc of the employment relationship, from recruiting to onboarding, compensation, performance management, leave management, separation, and, where necessary, litigation.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with team members and stakeholders across GitLab to provide pragmatic advice to minimize legal risks while advancing the goals of the business

  • Advise on, draft, maintain and review templates and policies

  • Monitor and analyze changes in the law and legal risks; propose creative and effective solutions to address those risks

  • Review, draft and negotiate agreements

  • Build the necessary processes, systems, and documentation to improve legal department processes and resources

Requirements

  • 3 - 5 years' legal experience, preferably in a multinational company

  • Experience providing counseling to people business partners and team member relations teammates regarding team member relations concerns.

  • Knowledge and understanding of general employment compliance requirements in the EMEA region with an ability to flag and seek out from local counsel specific local requirements as applicable.

  • Experience drafting employment policies, especially those that cross multiple jurisdictions in the EMEA region.

  • Familiarity with GDPR and other local privacy law requirements as it relates to employee privacy.

  • A strong mix of legal, technical, and business acumen that will allow you to understand and discuss complex employment issues.

  • Experience managing employment litigation, appeals tribunals, agency investigations, and/or negotiating separation agreements.

  • Ability to provide support, including issue spotting and managing outside counsel, in regions outside of EMEA, on an as-needed basis.

  • JD/LLB or local law degree equivalent and admission to local governing body

  • Experience working effectively across business units and internal functions to efficiently resolve business issues

  • Practical yet creative problem-solving approach that emphasizes addressing business needs while protecting GitLab’s interests

  • Proactive, dynamic, and result driven self starter with strong attention to detail

  • Familiarity working across the globe, to support multiple time zones and cultures

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to interface effectively with all business functions throughout the organization with a highly responsive and service-oriented attitude

  • Sound and practical business judgment

  • Previous experience in a remote work environment would be an added advantage

  • Ability to use GitLab

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

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About this role

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October 14th, 2021

Job posted on

May 1st, 2021

Job type

Full Time

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Founded in

2011

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