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Polish HR Counsel Krakow, Poland

Polish HR Counsel Description

Job #: 63133
EPAM is committed to providing our global team of more than 41,150 EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers think creatively and lead with passion and honesty. Our people are the source of our success. We value collaboration, work in partnership with our customers, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s market conditions, we’re supporting operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Polish HR Counsel for our Krakow office.

Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day advice on a broad range of labor and employment matters focusing on Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic. The role would include advising on recruitment, employment contracts, consultation and disciplinary processes, performance management, collective agreement interpretation and application, personnel leasing, terminations, working time, leaves of absence, dismissal claims, and other statutory obligations
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with business and HR leaders throughout the EMEA region
  • Develop, revise, and implement best in class employment documents, policies, practices, and scalable training solutions
  • Drive good business results from difficult ER situations by successfully managing ER issues, pre-dispute conflicts and assist with managing employment related litigation
  • Draft, review and manage best in class employment templates (such as employment contracts, termination agreements, contractor agreements, employee handbooks and policies) and assist with drafting and negotiation questions, as necessary
  • Review, amend and assist with negotiations on other people related contracts (such as payroll agreements, vendor agreements, agency agreements)
  • Support commercial negotiations relating to EPAM customers
  • Draft, review and assist with the implementation global employment and compliance policies
  • Develop, implement, and conduct training on employment policies and programs
  • Partner with representatives of other departments, including human resources, on internal investigations
  • Assist with the development and management of global privacy compliance policies and procedures, working closely with cross-functional partners and the wider legal team when needed and providing proactive guidance on global privacy and data protection laws and Brexit
  • Advise and oversee all people-related issues arising from local data privacy laws and GDPR obligations, such as DSARs, deletion requests, privacy notices, data processing agreements
  • Apply for, oversee, and manage personnel leasing licenses and related queries
  • Assist with the development of country work rules, works councils, labor/management committees, sexual harassment committees and other country specific items, and consultation with employees and/or employee delegates
  • Advise on people related issues in M&A and other business transactions and help oversee and manage post-acquisition mergers
  • Liaise, instruct, and oversee external counsel, as required

Requirements

  • Qualified senior employment lawyer qualified in either Poland or Hungary
  • Significant post qualification experience in employment and labor law (around 8-12 years’ PQE, but candidates with experience who can demonstrate that they have equivalent levels of skills or knowledge will be considered)
  • Previous in-house experience and managing regional legal function essential
  • Experience of working in IT or professional services industry an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills
  • Highly motivated and committed with the ability to build and develop rapport with HR and the business
  • Professional, calm under pressure, well organized, proactive, and able to grasp concepts quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enjoys the challenge of working in a dynamic and busy environment
  • Hungarian and/or Polish fluent

We offer

  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • Benefit package - Medical Care, Multisport Card, Life Insurance, Tickets to the cinema/theatre or other benefits to chose
  • Free English classes with native speakers (certified English teachers)
  • Opportunities for self-realization – internal Career Development Platform including online courses internal&external (Lynda.com)
  • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment
  • Regular assessments/feedback campaign
  • Mentoring programs with experts that will help you to grow
  • Discount on Apple products up to 10%
  • Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted

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