Role & Responsibilities:
? Handling employment and labour laws matters for all the Indian entities (all being private limited companies) of Nomura including the knowledge process outsourcing entity, stock broking and merchant banking entity, primary dealership, NBFC, infrastructure advisory entities.
? Drafting and reviewing employment documentation including offer letters and employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, IP assignment agreements, non-compete and non-solicit agreements, consultancy agreements, secondment and deputation agreements, release agreements, recruitment agreements, documentation for employee events, adherence to anti-sexual harassment regulations including running committees, ensuring relevant filings are done in time etc. etc.
? Drafting, reviewing, revising Employee Handbooks, detailed clauses on standard employment practices including in relation to vacation / leave policies, prohibition of harassment, employment benefits, non-solicitation provisions, discipline and grievance, separation, confidential information, intellectual property rights, etc.
? Advice on the applicability of various HR Laws in India including the Industrial Disputes Act, the Employees' Provident Fund Act, Trade Unions Act, Payment of Bonus Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Contract Labour Regulations, the state-specific Shops & Establishments enactments, etc..
? Advise HR etc. on applicability of HR Laws, the obligations and compliances thereunder, and the consequences of non-compliance, issues related to provident fund contributions, payment of gratuity, payment of bonus, superannuation/retirement benefits, termination of employment, hours of work, leave/ holiday entitlement, employee health and safety regulations, discrimination and harassment issues, etc.
? Advise on structuring employee benefits and incentives, employee stock options, applicable labour laws, employment laws, clauses on confidentiality, data protection and ensuring that clauses are adequately drafted and risks are mitigated.
? Review, advise and documentation on matters relating to deputation, secondment or on employment, expatriate matters etc.
? Handling employment litigation cases including the litigation strategy, drafting and issuing legal notices, responding to legal notices, drafting claim documents, coordinating with local counsel to pursue litigation in the appropriate courts across India
? Responsible to ensure adherence to data privacy requirements including creation of policies, ensuring consents, adherence to data protection requirements in other jurisdictions for the work done by the Nomura Powai team for the regions etc.
? Working with the regional employment legal teams on global projects where applicable
Lawyer with minimum 6-8 years with specific experience in employment legal matters including dealing with data privacy, anti-sexual harassment regulations
Ability to work in Cross Functional teams, across multiple locations & cultures
Sound experience in handling litigation, dispute resolutions, contentious issues
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks under tight timelines
Strong strategic thinking ability
Self-motivated, initiative, and positive personality
Strong written and verbal skills
Highly energetic and have ability to energize others
Effective communicator and team player, excellent problem solving, conflict resolution skills
Capability of thinking 'Outside The Box' with a view to improve processes
Nomura Core Competencies (Soft Skills): Competencies Behavioral Indicators
Culture & Conduct Building Nomura’s Culture Diversity & Inclusion Professional Integrity Self-Awareness
Aware of own impact Respectful attitude Professionalism Gets involved
Client-Centricity & Business Acumen Commerciality Client-Centricity Analytical Thinking & Problem Solving
Product / service knowledge Responsive, accountable Detail orientated Offers options/solutions
Strategy & Innovation Strategic Thinking & Change Decision Making & Judgment Agility
Stays up to date Thinks differently Demonstrates entrepreneurial thinking Translates strategies into plans Stays one step ahead Open to new ways of thinking
Leadership & Collaboration Managing Talent Recognizing and Motivating Supporting, Developing & Collaborating with others Managing Conflict
Stays up to date Open to new ways of thinking Sees when to escalate Provides logical rationales Shows initiative to develop Leverages resources
Communication & Connectivity Articulation & Receptiveness Impact Connectivity
Recognizes others’ efforts Offers to assist Willing team participant Shows interest
Communication & Influence Articulation and Receptiveness Impact Connectivity
Speaks/writes clearly Aware of non-verbal behavior Demonstrates active listening Conveys a positive image Shares information keeps people informed Builds strong relationships
Execution & Delivery Driving Performance Execution-Focus Planning & Organizing Adaptability
Maintains can-do attitude Sees tasks to completion Manages day-to day work Prioritizes/meets deadlines Asks questions to gain understanding Responds positively to feedback.