In House International Employment Counsel (LATAM)

Legal |
Mexico City, Mexico

Job ID # 2019-03-013

Globalization Partners is changing the way companies expand overseas and manage their global workforce. Our privacy-by-design platform is the first Global Employer of Record technology of its kind and was built to meet the complex needs of companies expanding their business into new markets around the world. We are the market leader in a growing industry and have innovation at our core. We have been ranked the #6 fastest growing company in America (Inc.-2016), and the #1 fastest growing company in Massachusetts (BBJ – 2017). If you are looking for a great organization with a nationally recognized culture where you can make an immediate impact, then we want to talk to you about joining our Dream Team!

We are experts in helping companies meet the challenges of global expansion and hold ourselves to high standards of doing business by maintaining our triple bottom line philosophy that emphasizes happy clients, happy employees and happy shareholders. We are always eager to find competitive, motivated, hardworking people to join our team. We work hard and we play hard—if you do too, then come join us!

The position

Globalization Partners is looking for In House International Employment Counsel to join our dynamic legal team. The In House International Employment Counsel will report to the General Counsel and will work closely with Deputy General Counsel and Associate General Counsel on global employment matters.

This role is a great opportunity for an individual to get involved in a broad range employment law matters across Latin American markets.

Location: The position is based in Mexico City, Mexico

Our team is our strongest asset, do you want to be part of it?  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing strategic advice and collaboration regarding employment law decisions to the business units and the LATAM Human Resource Managers.
  • Advising generally in relation to individual and collective non-contentious employment issues and ensuring good practice legal compliance.
  • Conducting legal research to ensure we are providing our innovative employer services in accordance with best practices in the locations where we conduct our business.
  • Compensation and benefits expertise to include regulatory provision compliance.
  • Developing and implementing internal practices and policies to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable laws and regulations at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Owning, developing, leading, and delivering in-house training sessions to the internal team.
  • Managing litigation by instructing and liaising with outside counsel and business units and ensuring appropriate reporting.
  • Forging strong relationships with internal clients and external counsel.
  • Assisting with the company’s global data privacy and data protection efforts.
  • Working closely with the Global Operations Team.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following core skills and experience:

  • Qualified to practice law in Mexico or another jurisdiction in the LATAM region with at least 5 years  of experience in a wide range of employment law issues. Prior in house experience with a US headquartered company is an advantage.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish. Ability to speak Portuguese is a strong advantage.
  • Excellent drafting skills, with expertise and experience of drafting and negotiating termination agreements.
  • Solid experience of a broad range of national and international employment law matters including but not limited to reorganization and employee consultation.
  • Experience working with multinational employers on international employment law issues and advising global clients on local employment issues either in an in house or law firm environment is preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with a geographically dispersed team.
  • You will also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Excellent relationship management and people skills. Able to form and maintain strong working relationships internationally within the legal team and with the business units.
  • Ability to provide clear guidance on complex and sensitive issues with an appropriate sense of commercial risk.
  • Strategic thinker with good business understanding and excellent analytical skills with due attention to detail.
  • Able to think on feet, multitask, and prioritize.
  • Possess superior interpersonal and client-management skills.
  • Ability to respond to business issues with workable solutions often under critical time pressure.
  • Enthusiasm to get involved in new areas of law/jurisdictions.