Legal Officer

  • Full Time
  • KZN-Pinetown
  • May 17, 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and manage the legal process with regard to the enforcement of the company Collective Agreements in the region
  • Manage claims instituted against an establishment as a result of legal action
  • Prepare case files for hearings, attends conciliation and arbitration hearings and presents companys case ensure that the collective agreement is maintained
  • Manages quality control of legal activities in a region
  • Liaise and communicate with external legal service providers
  • Assist with any other function as per Manager’s instruction
  • Filing Variation Applications where Commissioners errors occur on Arbitration Awards Interpretation of Awards
  • Opposing Rescission Applications and filing notices with the DRC Verifying and withdrawing finalized cases in legal process
  • Referring unpaid Settlement Agreement as per Section 142 process / negotiating and finalizing administrative
  • Compile and draft heads of arguments and applications
  • Compile legal recommendation for Regional Council Board meetings

 

Knowledge / Experience / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to interpret and apply / enforce the company agreements
  • Above average verbal and written communication and listening skills
  • Ability to build strong effective relationships with all stakeholders, i.e. existing clients and potential clients as well as internal stakeholders, i.e. colleagues and management
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills Good analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation and report writing skills
  • Excellent administration, organizational and planning skills

 

Qualifications

  • 4 year Law Degree
  • Must be an Admitted Attorney
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of Labour Law AND knowledge specifically with regards to Bargaining Councils and collective agreements
  • Sound knowledge or and experience of dispute resolution processes. Knowledge of the civil procedure essential
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Computer literacy (Word & Excel)
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