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Snr Legal Counsel, Labour & Employment

NBCUniversal

Sydney, Australia 03-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Responsibilities

NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Job Description

The Labour & Employment legal team is part of the Corporate Legal department at NBCUniversal and is comprised of the following practice groups: Employment Law, Fair Employment Practises, Global Immigration, Labour Relations, Executive Contracts & Talent Legal Affairs

The Employment Law group advises on the full range of employment legal issues faced by the Group acting as a trusted business partner and corporate adviser.

The Fair Employment Practices group serves as a key, central point of contact to address concerns raised by employees, including complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. This role will be responsible for conducting, coordinating, and handling internal investigations of employment-related complaints. This role will also focus on enterprise-wide efforts to support positive employee relations, which will include the development and implementation of training programs, focus groups and other initiatives.

This role will provide employment legal and fair employment practices support to all the NBCUniversal businesses in Australia and New Zealand and also advise Universal Studios Group on all its production activity across the APAC region.

Employment Legal
• Provide legal advice and counsel to HR, managers, including key business leaders, and other internal lawyers, both within and outside the US, regarding the full range of labour and employment legal issues in APAC.
• Advise NBCUniversal and, as appropriate, instruct outside counsel with respect to internal investigations, employment litigation and the employment-related aspects of acquisitions and dispositions of businesses.
• Build close relationships with HR and Legal in order to foster a partnering approach.
• Analyze and advise with respect to the impact of legislative changes on our operations

Fair Employment Practises
• Conduct investigations in to highly-sensitive and/or complex matters relating to allegations of harassment, discrimination, complaints about manager(s), and/or work environment in partnership with the internal Employment Law team and HR
• Prepare investigative documents and record cases in case management tool
• Communicate and report out findings to key stakeholders
• Partner with internal team to identify trends and make recommendations for training or other proactive measures
• Lead and collaborate with the broader team on positive employee relations initiatives
• Create and implement new policies, procedures, and trainings as relating to respect in the workplace

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:
• A minimum of 5 years PQE as an employment lawyer in Australia, including significant experience conducting investigations. Knowledge of and experience with employment laws in other countries across APAC would be beneficial but is not a pre-requisite.The ability to work well in a fast-paced, high volume, matrixed in-house environment, demonstrating good business judgment, flexibility and self-confidence.
• Demonstrable experience acting as a trusted business partner enabling businesses to measure and manage risk in a changing landscape.
• Experience conducting investigations in a corporate environment and ability to conduct investigations with empathy, tact and discretion.
• • Experience providing trainings to diverse audiences.
• The ability to be innovative and provide creative solutions to complex legal problems.
• A collaborative, team-oriented approach.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Whilst beneficial, prior in-house experience is not necessary.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzvkj2-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.