In-house Employment Lawyer

November 15 2021
Industries Consulting services
Categories HR, Training, In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Labor, Employment, Legal, Paralegal
Toronto, ON

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY is looking for In-house Employment Lawyer to join its General Counsel’s Office. This lawyer will assist in handling a broad range of employment law and human resources related matters. They will work with a variety of different stakeholders including, managers, EY leadership and our Talent Team.


Your key responsibilities

  • Provide counsel, guidance and execution support to fellow GCO team members as well as EY’s business leaders and Talent Team professionals across the countries that balances risk and EY’s business interests
  • Provide Support with respect to all aspects of employment law including human rights, employment standards, teminations, employment contracts, Talent related policies and employment litgation
  • Provide practical, business-oriented legal advice
  • Act as a strategic advisor to the business
  • Contribute to internal process improvement and training initiatives
  • Conduct research and analysis to provide subject matter expertise on employment law

Skills and attributes for success

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective multitasking and prioritization skills
  • Strong proficiency with Outlook and Word programs as well as the ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Ability to take a consultative approach and support the business and stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement mindset

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 2-5 years of Employment Law experience
  • Licensed to practice law in Ontario

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • French Language ability

What we offer


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


EY Way of Work and your health and safety


EY Way of Work recognizes flexibility in the way we collaborate, innovate and deliver with the ability to work in-person and remotely. To support a healthy and safe in-person working environment, EY has implemented various layers of health and safety controls while working in the office or at client or other locations. A critical component of EY’s workplace safety program includes our COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an accommodation based on a reason protected by human rights legislation is provided.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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