Employment CounselToronto, ON

At HUB International , we are a team of entrepreneurs. We believe in empowering our clients, and we do so by protecting businesses and individuals in our local communities. We help businesses evaluate their risks and develop solutions tailored to their needs. We believe in empowering our employees. As a global firm, we offer employees resources in both technology and industry expertise, but we still maintain the local flavor of our offices. Our structure enables our teams to maintain their own unique, regional culture while leveraging support and resources from our corporate centers of excellence.

HUB is the 5th largest global insurance and employee benefits broker, providing a boundaryless array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products and services. With over 17,000 employees in more than 550 offices throughout North America, HUB has grown substantially, in part due to our industry leading success in mergers and acquisitions.

Overview of Position:

Provide legal guidance and support on employment regulatory and compliance matters to the key stakeholders at HUB including HR professionals and business leaders and executives across HUB in Canada. Secondarily, there will also be significant work on commercial contract matters which Hub Canada is involved in as an insurance broker providing services to its clients. The individual in this role will work with internal clients and may also interact with external counsel and other attorneys representing clients. Reporting to the General Counsel - Canada, this individual will be collaborating with, organizing and drafting communications, and advising a variety of individuals across HUB. This individual will also partner at times with the external employment and insurance attorneys in Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a trusted adviser and contact for our business leaders and HR team on a wide range of employee relations and contract matters.

  • Draft and review various documents, including employment agreements, separation agreements, broker services contracts, program agreements, and corporate policies

  • Provide counsel/advise on various employee requests and benefits issues, including leaves of absence and work accommodations.

  • Manage employment litigation through all phases, as well as ongoing monitoring and coordination with external counsel.

  • Assist with company initiatives by preparing the key employment documents and satisfying local legal requirements.

  • Collaborate with the Human Resources team to prepare and conduct various types of leader and employee training.

  • Assist in development and maintenance of internal policies and procedures to support growth of the Company.

  • Stay up-to-date on developments to laws throughout the various regions where employees are located, and ensure key people are aware and taking action related to these developments.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted to practice in the jurisdiction in which you are applying

  • At least 3-5 or more years of experience in a corporation or law firm practicing law. Strong preference given to candidates with:

  • Exposure to employment law preferred (hands-on experience in employment cases, including wrongful termination, discrimination and wage and hour matters) as well as exposure and interest in drafting contracts and in contract law

  • Experience in managing a litigation caseload from beginning to end.

  • Effective written and verbal communication across a variety of internal and external clients, team members, and business partners.

  • Ability to provide timely feedback and reporting on various projects and initiatives.

About HUB International

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HUB International Limited (HUB) is a leading full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. From offices located throughout North America, HUB’s vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions. For more information, please visit hubinternational.com.

Department Legal

Required Experience: 2-5 years of relevant experience

Required Travel: Negligible

Required Education: Bachelor's degree (4-year degree)

Hi, we’re HUB.

In a rapidly changing world, we advise businesses and individuals on how to prepare for the unexpected.

When you partner with us, you're at the center of a vast network of experts who will help you reach your goals through risk services, claims management, and compliance support.

And this gives you the peace of mind that what matters most to you will be protected — through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions that put you in control.

About HUB International

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HUB International Limited (HUB) is a leading full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. From offices located throughout North America, HUB’s vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions. For more information, please visit hubinternational.com.