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Senior Director, Head of Employment Law
🌎 worldwide
152d ago
About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out remote.com/how-it-works to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

Please take a look at remote.com/handbook to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here. Not only do we encourage folks from all ethnic groups, genders, sexuality, age and abilities to apply, but we prioritize a sense of belonging. You can check out independent reviews by other candidates on Glassdoor or look up the results of our candidate surveys to see how others feel about working and interviewing here.

All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

The position

We are looking for Senior Director, Global Employment Counsel to help us propel our team mission, namely: supercharging our business through the provision of excellent legal advice and solid legal processes.

This is an exciting time to join Remote and make a personal difference in the global employment space joining our Legal team as Manager and Leader of the Employment Specialists team (currently comprised of 3 employment lawyers but expanding). The team is built of talented highly motivated lawyers from a whole host of different countries, with some awesome experiences and we are looking for a great match for them.

As Remote is increasing its global footprint, every expansion into a new country brings myriad legal issues. The Legal Team is responsible for the legal soundness of our business models, contractual agreements with clients and their staff (i.e. the employees we hire under our “Employer of Record” service – our “external employees”), legally compliant employee management and data protection compliance amongst other areas.

More specifically, our Employment Specialists team

  • Supports our Employee Lifecycle and People teams in managing internal and external employees;
  • Ensures Remote’s compliance with employment laws across jurisdictions; and
  • Assists other teams such as our International Operations team with expanding into new territories and and Product team in streamlining our product.
What this job can offer you
  • Senior qualified lawyer (10+ years) with at least 2 years of in-house experience, ideally as Head of Employment.
  • No requirement to be qualified in any particular jurisdiction, but experience working on legal issue across multiple jurisdictions.
  • A good familiarity with global employment laws and trends.
  • Team leadership and management experience.
  • Extensive experience in advisory and contentious employment law including the entire employee lifecycle (recruitment, HR policies, benefits, and terminations are the key areas).
  • Passionate about tech and HR tech products.
  • Technologically competent with experience using (or the ability to quickly master) applications, such as Slack, Juro, Notion, Google Drive, Asana, Kissflow or equivalent.
  • Writes and speaks fluent English.
What you bring
  • Lead cross-jurisdictional employment law compliance.
  • Set the division and strategy of the Employment Specialists team.
  • Work with key internal stakeholders and external partners to make strategic cross-functional decisions and plans to improve Remote’s service and product.
  • Institute best practices to help the Employment Specialist sub-team to function more efficiently and better support internal stakeholders.
  • Advise on a wide range of employment law issues across multiple jurisdictions, including advising on complex internal and external employee matters.
Bonus points
  • Fluent in multiple languages
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience working for a tech or other fast-paced start-up company
  • You'll report to: VP General Counsel
  • Direct Reports: 3
  • Team: Legal
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Start date: As soon as possible
Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

For U.S. applicants: Across all US locations, the base salary range for this full-time position is $200,000.00 to $230,000.00 and equity. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

We offer a generous benefits package to all full-time employees. Currently in the U.S. this includes: 401(k) plan + employer match, flexible paid time off, paid sick leave in excess of local requirements, parental leave, FSA, HSA, health, dental and vision plans. Click here for more information on our global employee benefits.

Application process

Roughly 4 hours across 6 weeks

  1. Interview with recruiter
  2. Interview with team members
  3. Second Interview with team members
  4. Interview with the VP
  5. Prior employment verification check


Our full benefits & perks are explained in our handbook at remote.com/r/benefits. As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits/perks are for all Remoters:
  • work from anywhere
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • quarterly company-wide day off for self care
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget & IT equipment
  • budget for local in-person social events or co-working spaces
How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at remote.com/async.

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

How to apply
  1. Please fill out the form below and upload your CV with a PDF format.
  2. We kindly ask you to submit your application and CV in English, as this is the standardised language we use here at Remote.
  3. If you don’t have an up to date CV but you are still interested in talking to us, please feel free to add a copy of your LinkedIn profile instead.

We will ask you to voluntarily tell us your pronouns at interview stage, and you will have the option to answer our anonymous demographic questionnaire when you apply below. As an equal employment opportunity employer it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences and this data will help us to stay accountable. We thank you for providing this data, if you chose to.

Need help? Email hiring@remote.com

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