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Paralegal (Employment)

Published on 02.12.2022


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Position : Paralegal (Employment)


Paralegal (Employment)

The Paralegal (Employment) works collaboratively with the GitLab Legal Employment team on matters affecting the entire arc of the employment relationship, from pre-hire all the way through to post-employment. These areas will include hiring practices, compensation, benefits, performance management, promotions/demotions, employment policies, contract templates, separations, enforcing post-contractual obligations, and litigation management where it arises, across the company’s global footprint. The team member will exercise independent judgment towards matter preparation, and will provide organizational and substantive support to the Legal team, including building out new systems and procedures as needed.

Don’t have a ton of knowledge about GitLab yet? Don’t worry. We have an extensive onboarding and training program at GitLab and you will be provided with necessary DevOps and GitLab knowledge to fulfill your role.

What you'll do in this role

  • Assist Employment team with variety of employment compliance matters such as review and update of employment policies.
  • Serve as point of contact for employment-related data subject access requests and work with Privacy team as needed with respect to employment privacy issues.
  • Provide support to the Director of Legal, Employment and Employment Counsel on employment litigation, claims, and other related matters, including, but not limited to, coordinating with outside firms as needed, coordinating litigation hold response, assisting with investigation, responding to claim/litigation requests, preparing case documentation, and conducting research.
  • Prepare litigation summaries.
  • Draft correspondence and legal documents.
  • Draft responses to government agencies.
  • Review and manage service of process and responses to garnishments, subpoenas, and other legal notices; including collecting and analyzing responsive information.
  • Manage global employment-related projects as assigned.
  • Conduct research and monitor employment law developments.
  • Manage the Legal Issue tracker and triage issues received internally and externally.
  • Assist Director of Legal, Employment and Employment Counsel in interfacing with global People team and network of international outside counsel regarding employment law queries and escalations.
  • Project manage employment aspects of strategic legal projects with other legal professionals and internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in management of global employment templates and forms.
  • Participate in development and review of employment-related training programs.
  • Conduct research as required.
  • Assist on other projects as needed.
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We're looking for

  • 5+ years paralegal experience at a law firm, in-house legal department, or a combination of both; experience at or supporting a multinational public company preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to adapt and willingness to work on a variety of matters.
  • Excellent technical skills, including G-Suite applications and Slack.
  • Exceptional level of accuracy, superb attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Self-starter who has exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative team-player with a sense of humor who is intellectually curious, capable of learning on the job, and developing new approaches when there are no precedents.
  • Experience using GitLab a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • A shared interest in our values, and working in accordance with those values
Job criteria for job ad : Paralegal (Employment)
Job category :
Industries :
IT, software engineering, Internet
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Bulawayo - Harare - Manicaland - Mashonaland Central - Mashonaland East - Mashonaland West - Masvingo - Matabeleland North - Matabeleland South - Midlands - International
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 1
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