Job Description

Company Description:

At McDonald's, we are committed to being the best, and that starts with finding the best people. We have built a team of extraordinary people from around the world. We are problem solvers, risk takers, innovators, and thought leaders that take our work seriously, but have fun doing it. We challenge ourselves to get smarter and sharper every day, we value personal and professional growth, and believe in rewarding and celebrating our successes.

Job Description:

Position title: Employment Counsel (Contract)
Department: Legal
Position band: Management / Advisory (Global Grade 4)
Reports to: VP & General Counsel  
Type of position: Full-time, Contract (One-Year)

Who we are
At McDonald's, we are committed to being the best, and that starts with finding the best talent. We've built a team of extraordinary people from around the world. We're problem solvers, risk takers, innovators, and thought leaders that take our work seriously, but have fun doing it. We challenge ourselves to get smarter and sharper every day, are committed to personal and professional growth, and believe in rewarding and celebrating our successes.

The Opportunity
How would you like to work for the #1 quick service restaurant operation in the world?! 

We currently have an opportunity for an Employment Counsel in our Legal Department in the Toronto office.

The individual in this position will provide legal advice and strategic counsel within a broad scope of areas including: employee discipline; terminations of employment; employment standards; human rights; immigration, occupational health and safety; workers compensation; labour relations; dependent and independent contractor relationships; employment policy and practice development and enhancement; litigation management; privacy matters; digital applications with respect to employment matters; etc.

Although the primary focus of this position will be focused on employment related matters, other duties and responsibilities may include advising on, and drafting general commercial contracts, including those related to IT and digital platforms.

Who You Are
You are an objective and fact-based leader, with keen attention to detail. You have the ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively in a team environment to support internal and external parties. You work effectively in a fast paced and agile environment. You are a protector of the Brand who always has an ear to the ground to mitigate risks. 

What’s in it for you?
This is an unparalleled opportunity to join a winning organization during an exciting time of transformational change. You will gain exposure across all levels of the organization, from your team members to the Executives and Franchisees. You are looking for a company with a winning culture where you can grow in depth and breadth while making a tangible impact on central initiatives.

Qualifications:
  • Approximately 4-6 years of experience in employment and labour law
  • Outstanding analytical, drafting, communication and negotiation skills
  • A demonstrated practical approach to managing and resolving workplace issues
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of the application of IT and digital platforms in the workplace
  • Ability to work collaboratively across various legal and business teams
  • Effectively manage relationships with external counsel
  • Working knowledge of private sector privacy legislation
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
Additional Information:

McDonald’s Canada and Owner/Operators are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. Our workplaces have a long-standing policy of providing fair, equitable, and accessible opportunities for all employees and prospective employees. Accommodations during the application process are available upon request. 

Application Instructions

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