Legal Advisor

  • Permanent Intermediate EE position

  • Centurion, Gauteng

  • R500,000 - R700,000 pa cost to company

  • Job 2163540 | Ref AF_1108_3762

  • Posted 08 Nov 2017 by Afrizan Personnel

About the Position

Are you a skilled Legal Advisor? A sizable insurance-based financial services institution wants you to join them! You will manage conflict and resolve disputes together with divisions and externally. Also, you will be responsible for Employee Relations and Labour Law matters locally, nationally and internationally together with the implementation of policies in compliance with regulatory duties.

  • Drafting, negotiating of contracts and other policies and procedures
  • Legal assistance with regard to assisting clients
  • Monitor and advise on legislative and regulatory changes with special emphasis on legislation applicable to the business
  • Negotiation and mediation of internal disputes where appropriate
  • Liaising with external parties including attorneys and counsel
  • Legal support to HR, recruitment and other operating departments
  • Ensure compliance to all relevant laws and regulations
  • Chairing of disciplinary hearings
  • Representation at CCMA and labour court
  • Researching and drafting opinions, attend to queries on legal issues, check legal documentation and attend to general compliance
  • Advise on and facilitate grievance procedures and disciplinary procedures
  • Compilation of contracts: including settlement agreements, retrenchment agreements and addendums to existing contracts
  • Drafting and updating of company policies in line with contemporary labour legislation
  • Responsible for management of restructures, mergers, take-overs, transfers of going concerns and retrenchments
  • Responsible for external dispute resolution which includes the complete handling of disputes referred to the CCMA, Department of Labour, private arbitration and litigation in South African and International courts, including the Labour Court and Labour courts/dispute resolution forums in Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana and the Human Rights Court

About The Employer

  • Driver's license and own vehicle. It is a requirement that you will be able to travel
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience, either in private practice or as in-house counsel
  • Solid general labour law experience
  • Litigation and Arbitration experience
  • Technically minded with the ability to convert business management principles into coherent legal documents
  • Keen awareness of local legislation and regulations
  • Must be willing to function as part of a team
  • LLB or BCom Law degree (completed) or relevant law degree with at least 3 years private practice or as in-house counsel experience
  • Minimum 3 years Labour Law litigation and Arbitration experience
  • Excellent knowledge and application of Labour Legislation
  • Relevant experience in the Financial Services Industry will be an advantage

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