Director, EMEA Employment Legal in Dublin at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/20/2019

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Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 286 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

This is an exciting Director Employment Counsel EMEA opportunity based in Luxembourg, that offers diverse in-house responsibilities including handling a variety of complex labor and employment law matters and projects across a wide range of businesses, geographical regions, and functions as a member of a global team.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Advising all employment law and employment matters across multiple jurisdictions in EMEA for PayPal (covering Luxembourg, Ireland, the UK, Sweden, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Russia, Israel, Turkey).
  • Responsible for supervising one or more other attorneys based in EMEA.
  • Responsible for all employment law advice relating to works councils and staff delegation matters.
  • Managing multiple internal relationships with internal stakeholders in EMEA and across the globe in a complex, matrixed environment including within the US Executive team, HR, Legal, Compliance, and Business functions.
  • Responsible for multiple external counsel relationships, budgets and legal spend.
  • Managing all EMEA employment-related disputes and litigation.
  • Managing internal dispute resolution.
  • Leading and managing all global restructuring and reorganisation efforts as they relate to EMEA.
  • Supporting compensation team with employment law aspects of Executive hiring, compensation and separations.
  • Leading and managing employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, business partnerships, outsourcings and in-sourcings.
  • Drafting all employment-related documentation, including employment contracts, policies and procedures, separation agreements and applicable provisions in transactional documentation. 
  • Ensuring adherence to applicable employment laws, collective bargaining agreements and European and Luxembourg banking regulations on sound remuneration principles as they relate to employment matters.
  • Providing all employment law advice in relation to complex global investigations work.
  • Devising and running multiple internal training sessions for HR, Legal, Executives, managers and employees on employment law matters.
  • Providing coverage for or supervising coverage in India, China, Singapore and Australia.

Skills required:

  • Master’s degree in law, acquired in an European jurisdiction and relevant direct experience in the field or in a related area dealing with multi-country labor law.

  • Must demonstrate and understand HR philosophy and in particular labor and employee relations

  • Knowledge of and proficiency in applicable EMEA labor, social security and employment law

  • Ability to support others as a team player and the ability to function in a self-directed fashion

  • Very good planning and decision making skills, able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

  • Confident negotiator

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Fluent in English, any other language is an asset

  • Strong computer and PC skills including MS Office and web based tools.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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