The Office of the Employer Advisor, Nova Scotia (OEA NS) is a not-for-profit society that assists employers and business associations with advice, advocacy and education in four main service areas including: workers’ compensation, workplace health and safety, human resources, and employment legislation. The Society is governed by an independent Board of Directors and funded by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and fee-for-service revenue.
They are now seeking a lawyer with wide knowledge of workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, and labour and employment issues to work closely with employers and business associations throughout Nova Scotia.
What qualities are needed in this role?
As the ideal candidate, you are a practicing lawyer with in-depth knowledge of workers’ compensation, OH&S legislation, workplace practices, disability management and disability insurance, and overall labour and employment issues. You have experience in litigation, administrative boards and tribunals.
You understand best practices and emerging trends in business, in general. As you will be in regular contact with key stakeholders such as government, business, and worker representatives, your interpersonal and communication skills must be top-notch. You are able to prioritize and organize your work efficiently, and exhibit good judgment, tact, and patience at all times. Experience in the development and delivery of training programs and policy writing are required. You must either be currently registered (in good standing) or able to qualify to be registered with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society.