People 2.0 (www.people20.com) offers global Employer of Record (EOR) and Agent of Record (AOR) services tailored to serve two distinct client channels: Market Makers in talent and Independent Contractors.
The “Market Makers in talent” channel is comprised of services that match supply and demand for talent and consists of four segments: staffing agencies, search and recruiting firms, mass talent procurement services and consulting/compliance/contracting organizations. By utilizing People 2.0, Market Makers gain the benefit of adding EOR and AOR deployment options to the talent placement services they provide.
Headquartered in the USA, near Philadelphia, PA, People 2.0 ranks among the largest independent workforce deployment platforms in the world. Services are provided through in-country establishments in 40 countries spread across three regions - the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. People 2.0 is majority owned by TPG Growth, the growth equity investment platform of TPG, one of the most prominent investment firms in the world.
The General Legal Counsel provides strategic and procedural legal advice to the business, overseeing all legal, regulatory, contract and compliance matters for the sub-region. This position plays a critical role in the company’s integration process across EMEA, striving to create excellence in sub-regional expertise. As this role develops, it will involve managing a team consisting of an Assistant Counsel, and Legal and Compliance Managers and Assistants.
From an internal operational perspective, the General Counsel will ensure the business is operating compliantly from a sub-regional regulatory perspective and will be responsible for corporate labor-leasing registration applications and renewals, operational compliance audits per country, risk analysis, managing litigation, employer federation memberships, corporate governance, policies and procedures such as anti-corruption and bribery, anti-money laundering and anti-modern slavery, data protection, immigration and health and safety.
From an external operational perspective, this role will support the external facing departments such as Sales, Client Services and HR/Employee support, providing fast-paced advice on all areas of labor laws. It will be the go-to team in relation to all aspects of the sub regional knowledge required to support those teams, such as mandatory local requirements, termination processes, compensation and pay related enquiries, statutory obligations and benefits.
The General Counsel will lead the team in building and developing a detailed knowledge base, standard policies and procedures, and research and provide content for internal tools to assist the wider business gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of the rules relating to the international solutions that form the basis of the company’s sales products. They will also provide support to the Solutions Implementations and Projects delivery teams to provide first class advice surrounding the planning and execution of new solution delivery to include incorporating and building new labor leasing entities in the sub-region as applicable.
Primary Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Responsible for the management of the Sub-Regional Legal, Contract and Compliance function;
Create/maintain department policies, procedures and documentation relating to regulatory laws such as anti-corruption and bribery, whistleblowing, anti-modern slavery;
Support audits from regional regulatory bodies, employer federations and carry out enterprise risk initiatives;
Work with the insurance and risk teams to ensure mandatory insurances are implemented;
Carry out/create a bank of any business risk assessments, and create third party due diligence and background check policies;
Work with the finance team to implement anti-fraud policies and procedures;
Supports the creation of an EMEA wide compliance calendar;
Oversee and manage labour leasing licences and corporate governance;
Monitor the changing regional regulatory environment, assess and impart the impact on the organization;
Act in an advisory capacity to the internal and external business functions;
Create complaint contract templates, support the regional Legal and Compliance function in drafting and negotiating for all internal and external contracts and the global MSA;
With support from the VP of Training, train and educate internal staff on sub-regional legal, contract and regulatory matters;
Update, maintain and develop a full suite of multi-jurisdictional employment law know-how including the precedent system, checklists, termination processes and knowledge bank;
Continuously monitor legal practices and legal developments, and legislative changes;
Chair work group meetings and provide updates on current topics/significant changes in the law of relevance to the business and the sales product;
Support the external HR and Sales teams with multi-jurisdictional salary calculation pro-formas;
Draft blogs and white papers in relation to areas of interest for marketing;
Attend meetings with and support the external employee support team with difficult and challenging issues such as terminations and disciplinary issues;
Lead a research team to support the new solutions implementations team;
Lead educational training programmes for the business on areas of internal compliance, and support the Head of Human Resources EMEA in relation to local employment laws pertaining to internal staff and policies and procedures
Skills and Experience
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
Strong leadership and influencing skills;
A good understanding of sub regional data protection rules;
A confident approach, with the ability to provide clear direction to colleagues and stakeholders;
Gravitas to impart and explain compliance elements of contracts to business and clients;
Demonstrates an ability to prioritize a challenging workload and act with urgency, delivering to multiple, sometimes tight, deadlines;
A collaborative approach to working with a range of stakeholders across teams, divisions & locations;
Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability;
A proactive, self-motivated, organized approach, able to navigate and simplify complexity;
Strong decision-making skills and the ability to demonstrate sound judgement and ability to multi- task and move between distinct jurisdictional issues at pace;
Possesses enthusiasm and aspires to work collaboratively with other sub-regional teams in a supportive environment
Education and Qualifications
A qualified lawyer with minimum 5 years’ experience in labor and regulatory laws in one of the three jurisdictions of the sub-regions with desire to develop knowledge in others;
Experience managing a team of legal and compliance professionals;
In-depth understanding of rules surrounding labor leasing, temporary workers and employment law status across multiple jurisdictions;
Proven experience in drafting policies and procedures pertaining to regulatory issues;
Fluency in at least one of the languages spoken within the sub-regional jurisdictions and English essential.