Loblaw Companies Limited - Legal Counsel, Labour, Employment & Human Rights

(5+ Years Labour & Employment Experience)

Our client, Loblaw Companies Limited (“Loblaw”) is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader and the nation’s largest retailer. With a network of 2,500 corporate and independently-operated stores in communities across the country, it employs close to 200,000 Canadians, making it one of Canada’s largest private sector employers. Recently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2018), Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2018) and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2017), Loblaw values and respects its employees and has created an excellent environment in which to work.

Loblaw continues to anticipate and deliver on customers’ needs in a rapidly evolving industry – harnessing technology and relationships to deliver new and exciting multi-channel, personalized shopping options. Given the size of Loblaw’s workforce, which spans across the country and which is largely unionized, the Labour, Employment & Human Rights legal group plays an important role in the organization providing legal and strategic support to the various business groups, including Human Resources, Labour Relations, Retail Store and Supply Chain Operations. Senior management looks to this team to provide guidance and advice related to labour strategy, dispute resolution and negotiations, attend hearings, mediations and manage employment litigation and provide training on human resources management. Reporting directly to the VP, Labour, Employment and Human Rights, Loblaw is now seeking a Legal Counsel, Labour, Employment & Human Rights, to join its head office in Brampton.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of labour and employment experience gained with a firm and/or corporation. A deep understanding of labour issues and extensive experience of representing companies at labour arbitration hearings and mediations will be essential. Expertise across a broad range of employment and human rights matters will be key for this role. A passion for oral advocacy, excellent drafting skills and a business-oriented mindset will be required. Experience in immigration matters and AODA compliance would be an asset. The ability to be proactive, decisive, innovative and self-motivated will be important. You will also need to be a strong collaborator and communicator, able to provide practical and effective strategic advice and to build relationships with business and human resources groups across the country.

If you are a constant learner determined to pursue excellence and ready to work in a fast-paced environment, then we invite you to apply. This position offers interesting and high-profile work as well as long-term career growth opportunities within the George Weston Limited group of companies. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please forward your CV and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong of NagataConnex Executive Legal Search at [email protected].

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