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Lawyer - Employment Law

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  24 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1488873




At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.


We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world.


What's in it for you?


EY Law Oceania is a trusted, global, integrated practice offering a differentiated approach to delivering legal services. By leveraging a global network of over 3,400 legal professionals we partner with multidisciplinary teams across EY to provide our clients with the best solutions. Our approach gives our people the opportunity to be curious in their approach to their own careers and provides opportunities to work on cross border projects and interesting and varied matters with high profile clients. 


To support our practice, we have an opening for a lawyer in our Sydney Employment Law team, therefore read on to see where a career with EY Law can take you! 


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in providing high quality and strategic employment law advice to internal and external clients (both in Australia and internationally) on all aspects of the employment relationship, from conduct and performance to workforce flexibility and contracts of employment 
  • Reviewing and interpreting legislation and industrial instruments for wage and entitlement compliance projects which uses EY’s cutting edge data analytics capability 
  • Assisting in providing strategic workforce and industrial relations advice, including developing enterprise agreement strategies, drafting EAs and conducting BOOT analysis 
  • Assisting in advising on the employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions and restructures including undertaking employment law due diligence
  • Assisting in advising clients on workplace change and culture issues including discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment and whistleblowing 


What we’re looking for

Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.

  • Experience in an Australian top-tier, mid-tier, boutique employment law firm or Big 4 legal practice of approximately 2 - 3 years minimum Employment Law experience 
  • A good understanding and demonstrative knowledge of Australian employment law 
  • Commercially astute and able to talk about the law in a practical way 
  • An interest in business development and legal technology 


What we can offer you

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Apply now… we’re over 9,000 perspectives in Australia and we’re ready to welcome yours.

At EY we take inclusivity seriously, and we’re committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability or long-term health conditions. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.



EY | Building a better working world 


Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.



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