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Counsel, Employment Law

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
10 hours ago

Are you ready to create better business outcomes with your legal skills and creativity?

Join our team

The in-house TELUS Legal Services team provides world-class, innovative solutions to the TELUS group of companies. Our scope of work is broad and diverse and includes contract and commercial law, regulatory law, commercial litigation, privacy law, intellectual property law, real estate and environmental law, securities law, employment law, pensions, financing, mergers and acquisitions and competition law. We are trusted advisors who collaborate closely with leaders and teams across the organization to deliver better outcomes for internal and external customers.

Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together

As a dynamic, business-minded lawyer you will have the opportunity to leverage your employment law background to support TELUS' various business units, including the People & Culture team, on all aspects of employment law matters in respect of the non-unionized workforce at TELUS, including TELUS subsidiaries. This is a unique opportunity to gain exposure to our dynamic and growing business, with national and internal scope. We are looking for someone with 3-6 years of experience following their date of call to the Bar.

Here's how

As employment law counsel you will be engaged on a wide range of employment law matters involving federally and provincially regulated employees, including:
    •Wrongful / unjust dismissal claims
    •Severance / reasonable notice issues
    •Human rights issues, including accommodation
    •Employment contracts and policies
    •Short- and long-term disability leaves and benefits
    •Performance management and discipline of employees
    •Internal investigations
    •Employee privacy
    •Wage issues, including sales incentives and overtime
    •Employment issues arising in mergers and acquisitions
    •Cross-border and international employment matters
    •Prevention and pre-litigation matters
    •Accessibility matters

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to: join an innovative and leading national company with operations across Canada and the Globe; gain exposure to legal issues across TELUS' diverse range of business groups including telecommunications, health, agriculture technology and home security; and engage in a broad and challenging legal portfolio.


You're the missing piece of the puzzle
    •Broad employment law experience with a law firm or corporation
    •3-6 years of practice post call to the bar
    •Strong legal and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate legal advice effectively, in both oral and written form
    •Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision
    •Demonstrated ability to focus on critical goals and strive for superior results
    •Recognized for your ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing situations and priorities
    •Drive to learn, understand and proactively contribute to business objectives, and to work collaboratively and creatively
    •Personable, and skilled at developing and maintaining relationships with sophisticated clients
    •Member of the Ontario and/or BC Bar

Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.