Legal Counsel – Employment (Portugal)

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What this job can offer you

This is an exciting time to join Remote and make a personal difference in the global HR-tech space as a Legal Counsel – Employment, joining our Legal Team as an Employment Law Counsel. We are looking for a talented and eager employment lawyer, who is interested in helping with our team’s mission, namely: supercharging our business through the provision of excellent legal advice and implementation of solid legal processes.

Remote’s well-established Legal team is a bunch of friendly, talented highly motivated lawyers from a whole host of different countries, with some awesome experiences.

The Employment Legal Team principally supports:

Our Employee Lifecycle team in their support regarding external employees globally;

Our People team manages internal employees globally and ensures compliance across jurisdictions; and

Our wider Legal Team deals with all types of global employment issues (both advisory and contentious disputes, i.e. litigation and arbitration).

What you bring

About 5 years of overall experience as a Portuguese-qualified employment lawyer

Experience in advisory and litigation employment law work including the entire employee lifecycle (recruitment, HR policies, benefits, and terminations are the key areas)

Interested in working for a tech scaleup and specifically HR tech

Keen to understand a whole range of international employment law challenges rather than solely focusing on the territory in which you’ve trained

Ability to learn and master Remote’s communication application (Slack), contract management system (Juro), documentation sources (Notion, Google Drive, etc.), and task management system (KissFlow)

Writes and speaks fluent English and Portuguese, and strong knowledge of another language(s) such as Spanish is an advantage

Ideally both law firm and in-house experience but this is not a strict requirement

Ideally international employment experience but this is not a strict requirement – willingness to learn and handle international employment issues is required

It’s not required to have experience working remotely but considered a plus

Job Responsibilities

Take ownership of employment legal work for the jurisdiction(s) where you are qualified and prioritize ownership of your regional area/time zone, i.e. EMEA region, but particularly Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions and the EU.

Support the Employment Legal Team on jurisdictions globally where needed, including managing or contributing to internal projects and instructing local counsels

Help improve our processes, templates and knowledge resources

Promote a “compliance-focus” approach in everything we do

Provide solutions rather than escalating problems

Practicals

You’ll report to: General Counsel / Head of employment (once appointed)

Direct reports: N/A

Team: Legal- Employment

Location: For this position, we welcome everyone to apply, but we will prioritize applications from EMEA region time zone;

Start date: As soon as possible

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