Senior Director, Head of Employment Law

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The position

We are looking for a Senior Director, Global Employment Counsel to help us propel our team mission, namely: supercharging our business through the provision of excellent legal advice and solid legal processes.

This is an exciting time to join Remote and make a personal difference in the global employment space joining our Legal team as Manager and Leader of the Employment Specialists team (currently comprised of 3 employment lawyers but expanding). The team is built of talented highly motivated lawyers from a whole host of different countries, with some awesome experiences and we are looking for a great match for them.

As Remote is increasing its global footprint, every expansion into a new country brings myriad legal issues. The Legal Team is responsible for the legal soundness of our business models, contractual agreements with clients and their staff (i.e. the employees we hire under our “Employer of Record” service – our “external employees”), legally compliant employee management and data protection compliance amongst other areas.

More specifically, our Employment Specialists team

Supports our Employee Lifecycle and People teams in managing internal and external employees;

Ensures Remote’s compliance with employment laws across jurisdictions; and

Assists other teams such as our International Operations team with expanding into new territories and and Product team in streamlining our product.

What this job can offer you

Senior qualified lawyer (10+ years) with at least 2 years of in-house experience, ideally as Head of Employment.

No requirement to be qualified in any particular jurisdiction, but experience working on legal issue across multiple jurisdictions.

A good familiarity with global employment laws and trends.

Team leadership and management experience.

Extensive experience in advisory and contentious employment law including the entire employee lifecycle (recruitment, HR policies, benefits, and terminations are the key areas).

Passionate about tech and HR tech products.

Technologically competent with experience using (or the ability to quickly master) applications, such as Slack, Juro, Notion, Google Drive, Asana, Kissflow or equivalent.

Writes and speaks fluent English.

What you bring

Lead cross-jurisdictional employment law compliance.

Set the division and strategy of the Employment Specialists team.

Work with key internal stakeholders and external partners to make strategic cross-functional decisions and plans to improve Remote’s service and product.

Institute best practices to help the Employment Specialist sub-team to function more efficiently and better support internal stakeholders.

Advise on a wide range of employment law issues across multiple jurisdictions, including advising on complex internal and external employee matters.

Bonus points

Fluent in multiple languages

Experience working remotely

Experience working for a tech or other fast-paced start-up company

Practicals

You’ll report to: VP General Counsel

Direct Reports: 3

Team: Legal

Location: Anywhere

Start date: As soon as possible

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote’s Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

For U.S. applicants: Across all US locations, the base salary range for this full-time position is $200,000.00 to $230,000.00 and equity. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

We offer a generous benefits package to all full-time employees. Currently in the U.S. this includes: 401(k) plan + employer match, flexible paid time off, paid sick leave in excess of local requirements, parental leave, FSA, HSA, health, dental and vision plans. Click here for more information on our global employee benefits.

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