Employment Lawyer

Employment Lawyer

Job Title: Employment Lawyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 19322_1620970256
Contact Name: Alison Dart
Contact Email: alison.dart@empiregroup.com.au
Job Published: May 14, 2021 15:30

Job Description


  • down-to-earth, collaborative and supportive culture.
  • Purchase leave and paid parental leave
  • Study support and secondment opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate in the firm's Pro Bono & Community practice
  • Award winning Wellness Program

About the Company

Leading independent law firm, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and global reach. Focus is on innovating the client experience and leading change in legal service delivery.

About the Role

The Workplace Relations & Safety group works with clients to achieve commercially driven non-litigious or litigious solutions to workplace issues across Australia and Asia-Pacific. Working closely with multiple Partners and senior practitioners, you will provide both private and public sector clients with legal advice regarding employment law, industrial relations law and workplace safety law.


  • Preparing written advices regarding all employment law related issues and industrial relations matters
  • Providing strategic advice regarding employment and industrial relations disputes
  • Appearing at conferences before the relevant court or tribunal
  • Researching case law and providing legal analysis
  • Drafting court documents and settlement agreements
  • Engaging barristers and investigators
  • Instructing counsel and senior lawyers during court hearings, mediations and conferences
  • Corresponding with opposing solicitors and self-represented applicants
  • Liaising with witnesses and drafting statements and affidavits
  • Collaborating with senior practitioners
  • Delegating work and providing instructions to lawyers, paralegals and administrative support
  • Mentoring and coaching lawyers to support their development
  • Supporting graduates and seasonal clerks throughout their rotations
  • Retaining and building client relationships and business, including by starting to manage certain client relationships
  • Participating in individual and group-wide business development activities

Skills & Experience

  • Current practising certificate for relevant jurisdiction
  • 4 - 6 years' PAE working principally in employment law
  • Experience gained in a law practice desired
  • Excellent critical reasoning and investigative skills with the ability to think laterally
  • Strong legal drafting ability
  • Effective and timely file management and billing ability