Employment Counsel, EMEA in Dublin at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

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Job Description

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.

PayPal’s Legal team is hiring a full-time, senior employment lawyer to be based in Luxembourg and reporting to the Director of Employment Law EMEA also based in Luxembourg. This role will be primarily focused on advising Human Resources and management on general employment law matters, handling litigation, and advising on cross-border jurisdictional projects and mergers and acquisitions, as required, in the EMEA region. The role may also advise on general employment law matters in the APAC region as needed. The role can be based either in Luxembourg or Dublin.

A typical day for the Senior EMEA Employment Counsel will include:

  • Building trusted relationships with HR business partners, business leaders, and the compliance and employment legal and broader legal team members. You will be looked to for your expert knowledge and skills, to share trends and intelligence and to establish best practices in employment-related topics for PayPal in EMEA.
  • You will be equipped to provide practical, strategic advice and counsel to management and regional HR professionals on a broad range of  employment law issues, as required, including: hiring, employee relations, discipline and terminations, investigations, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment matters, works council issues, redundancies, and on employment-related multi-jurisdictional advice projects, cross border employee transfers and mergers and acquisitions, including post-acquisition integration.

What does Success Look Like?  

  • Working closely with all key stakeholders to provide a sound, ethical and prompt legal service and advice.
  • Providing advice related to internal employment-related investigations work, and in consultation with Legal, Compliance, Information Security and/or other internal partners as applicable, and advising the investigation team how to document and communicate findings of fact from investigations to relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in employment laws across the EMEA region and APAC.
  • Directing and overseeing employment litigation matters, as required, including managing outside counsel and associated budgets.
  • Conducting manager and human resources training on employment legal issues.
  • Providing support for other corporate legal functions on an as-needed basis, including global employee benefits matters, business ethics officer investigations, competition law matters, privacy matters and M&A/governance/integration support.
  • Managing employment law aspects of mergers & acquisitions and multi-jurisdictional projects as required.

About You  

  • You are an experienced and qualified employment lawyer with excellent academic credentials and a professional bar membership or legal practicing certificate which is in good standing in at least one country where PayPal does business.
  • You will have particular experience of and interest in overseeing employment-related investigations.
  • You will have at least several years of post-qualification experience in the field of employment law gained in the EMEA region, with strong private practice experience being essential and some prior in-house experience being beneficial but not required.
  • You will have strong knowledge of European employment laws and regulations. Expertise in advising across multiple European jurisdictions is necessary and some knowledge of APAC employment law and regulations preferred.
  • You will be a fluent English speaker and potentially have additional language skills although the latter is not required.
  • You have a relevant depth of professional experience in supporting complex investigations of employee relations matters.
  • You will be able to express thoughts in a clear and concise manner while demonstrating tact and discretion in the most sensitive of situations.
  • You will have strong analytical, problem-solving, and leadership skills in addition to excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • You can lead and influence clients to drive the best decisions for the business and for our people.
  • You will have excellent judgment and an ability to evaluate and advise on legal risks within a commercial business context.
  • You will have the ability to develop and build relationships of trust within a complex business environment and across multiple geographies.
  • You will have strong attention to detail and an ability to move the business priorities forward.
  • You have willingness to learn a variety of new skills and broaden current functional expertise.
  • You are team-oriented, with a great sense of humour, sound judgment and high tolerance for ambiguity while working in an extremely fast-paced, busy, environment in a cutting-edge industry.
  • You will be prepared to travel within the EMEA region as required to fulfil the function of your role, with occasional international travel also being possible.

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.



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