HR and Legal Officer

Job Description

  • Work alongside other functions and departments within the company to provide accurate and timely advice on various legal topics 
  • Provide advice on contract requirements, legal risks, and liabilities, with research to evaluate risk factors impacting business decisions and operations, apply effective risk management techniques, offer proactive advice on risk factors 
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (e.g. regulators / local authorities, external counsel, etc) and adherence to deadlines in relation to these relationships 
  • Draft, review, and approve agreements, contracts, and other legal documents across the business to ensure the company rights and interests are protected 
  • Provide clarification as the first point of reference to business functions on legal compliance requirements, internal processes and pre-contract due diligence, contract/document drafting and review, and related issues 
  • Maintain current knowledge of amendments of legislation relevant to the business in jurisdictions where the company operates, including preparing training materials and implementing internal process 
  • Maintain control of internal legal records and documentation 
  • Ensure all necessary human resource policies, programs, and procedures are developed and implemented in accordance with relevant legislation and best human resources practices
  • Serve as a legal resource to the senior management team on human resource issues and initiatives 
  • Develop, implement, and manages an appropriate employee recognition program
  • Establish policies and procedures/mechanisms for performance management; provides consultation and support to managers and supervisors with respect to performance management and staff disciplinary decisions 
  • Provide legal expertise, support, and advice to all organizational levels on matters related to labor legislation and labor relations practices 
  • Manage the administration of the grievance and grievance resolution process including culturally appropriate mechanisms in conflict resolution 
  • Participate in regular management meetings
  • Facilitate alternative dispute and conflict resolution approaches for issues of concern identified by the Senior Management team

Qualification Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, L.L.B and a recognized HR qualification
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience, either in-house or private practice 
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate law and procedure 
  • Advanced knowledge of legislation governing human resources and labor relations such as the Shop and Office Act
  • Excellent legal drafting and communications skills and proficiency in English and other languages (written & spoken) 
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, managing deadlines to meet stakeholders’ expectations 
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations, facts, and information, and full comprehension of the external environment influence the Company’s business operations 
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with effective communication at all levels of the organization and the ability to maintain strong relationships within various functions

Company: Emerging Media
Company email: [email protected]
Job Location: Colombo
Job Category: Human resource Legal
Job Type: Full Time

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