Legal Counsel at Employment Hero

Information Technology and Services, Legal, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney legal full-time
Posted 1 months ago

**Open to applicants seeking both part time and full time work*

Employment Hero is one of Australia’s fastest-growing SaaS scale-ups. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small to medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits.

Having expanded globally in late 2020, we will continue to grow at 100% YoY in 2021 and beyond!

Due to our expansion, we’re seeking an experienced solicitor to join our Australian team as Legal Counsel. This is a newly created role which will lead and manage the delivery of legal and compliance services to the business.

With a passion for in-house life, you'll work with internal clients as a true business partner, bridging the gap between business and law. This role will have a key focus on technology contracting, privacy, compliance, cybersecurity, and corporate law.

This is truly a blank canvass, you will take ownership of building our legal department from the ground up.

This is a permanent position. We are happy to consider applicants looking for either full-time or part-time work (24-40 hours a week).


  • Assume responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Serve as a primary lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including customer contracts, vendor contracts, acquisitions, capital raises, and partnerships.
  • Assist with data protection and privacy matters, including GDPR compliance.
  • Implement a legal compliance program to help ensure the business is appropriately educated on the requirements of the internal governance system.
  • Advise and assist with dispute resolution, internally and externally.
  • Support Employment Hero’s commercial team as they sell, market, distribute, and support Employment Hero products and services globally.


  • Qualified Solicitor.
  • 3+ years' PQE.
  • Experience gained from a leading Law Firm or In-house legal team (preferably at a software/technology company) with a focus on Corporate, Commercial, or Technology law highly desirable.
  • Solid experience in contract negotiation.
  • Strong communication skills - must be comfortable getting on the phone with prospects and customers.
  • Pragmatic, business-minded lawyer who is risk-aware (not risk-averse) and can proactively identify and analyse opportunities and risks.


  • Remote work and flexible working arrangements
  • Self, health, wealth and happiness programs
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech
  • Continuing education / post-graduate assistance program
  • Virtual yoga classes
  • Weekly virtual happy-hour and social events to get to know your new colleagues
  • Quarterly & yearly team celebrations
  • Access to the EH Employee Benefits Program and Hero Rewards Shop, of course!

Why Join Employment Hero?

* Raised $45M Series D round led by Seek 2021

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2020, ranked #42 in Australia

* LinkedIn Top 10 Startups 2020

* Raised $22M Series C Round led by Seek July 2019

* Raised $8 mill series B round led by Seek and OneVentures

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019, ranked #20 in Australia

* GetApp Category Leader Q1 2019

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018, ranked #12 in Australia

* HRD Gold Medalist - Human Capital Management Systems 2018

* HRD Gold Medalist - Rewards and Recognition Service Provider 2018

* HRD Rewards and Recognition Employer of Choice 2018

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2018

* EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist 2018

* Dynamic Business Top 10 Entrepreneurs, our CEO Ben Thompson ranked #2

* BRW Most Innovative Companies 2015

* Anthill Smart 100 List 2015

* Startup Daily Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2015

* HRD Employer of Choice Award 2015

* Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2013