Support all M-KOPA markets with end-to-end employment related issues.
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
Provide strategic legal guidance and counselling on a broad spectrum of employment law issues, including recruiting, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, performance management, leaves of absence and accommodations, wage and hour, pay equity, internal investigations, compensation and benefits, privacy, contingent workers and immigration.
Review, develop and maintain employment practices and policies and provide guidance on drafting and development of HR policies and procedures.
Draft and review employment related agreements, templates and employment contracts.
Create, conduct, implement and provide guidance on labour and employment related training and educational of labour and employment-related topics.
Investigate and respond to claims, demand letters, administrative complaints, audits, and other employment related inquiries.
Ensure compliance of employment laws in jurisdictions M-KOPA operates in and Monitor developments of such laws to ensure continued compliance
Participate and where necessary manage employment related litigations against the organization working with outside counsel
Handle discovery for litigation matters including collecting and reviewing documents, providing guidance to outside counsel and engaging in strategy discussions with internal and external counsel.
Mange and/or provide counsel on employment-related investigations in partnership with human resources, internal audit, fraud or other departments
Support special projects for the company, including but not limited to compliance, litigation management, reporting and other projects.
Assist with employment related due diligence, queries for transactions and from stakeholders
EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Minimum 3 years labour and employment law experience
Bachelor of Laws LLB (UK qualified an added advantage)
Managed employment issues for different jurisdictions added advantage
Employment litigation experience
A practical, business-oriented approach and excellent communication skills with the ability to distil complex legal concepts into simple, actionable recommendations
High level of integrity and professionalism
M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.