Specialist in Employment and Labor Law

Job Description

Date: Sep 13, 2019

Are you a specialist in employment and labor law and want to accelerate your knowledge and skills, being a part of a team that provides excellent support and guidance in employment law and labor law to the business in Sweden?


Then you should apply for this opportunity!


This is a great opportunity to join a strong and collaborative organization focusing on advising our leaders and our People Function in taking the right decisions in the area of employment and labor law. These areas are very important for Ericsson and we have a highly skilled and professional team who is responsible for employment and labor law in Ericsson Sweden and European Works Council.


Our mission is to deliver world class support to the business and continuously develop the knowledge of employment and labor law in the People Function and managers!


You will work closely with other colleagues within the People Function, other Group Functions as Legal, including the compliance team in Legal, and Security, line management and union representatives. You will also play a key role in designing and implementing strategic initiatives in Ericsson Sweden.


Your main tasks and responsibilities

• Give expert advice and find solutions in employment law and labor law.

• Legal analysis and analysis of new legislation and case law including consequences and solutions for Ericsson.

• Manage and co-ordinate dispute handling.

• Draft and review agreements and other legal documents.

• Be part of and, from time to time, also lead strategic initiatives where employment and labor law expertise is needed.

• Lead negotiations with local unions in a constructive way.

• Develop negotiation structures and ways of working together with our unions and the business.

• Lead and develop training to leaders and the People Function and managers in area of expertise.

• Develop and improve internal group steering documents, instructions, templates, and other supporting materials within the area of employment and labor law.

• Ensure compliance with employment and labor law and global directives.

• Co-operate with other colleagues in Ericsson in cross-border transactions, and projects.


Your qualifications and personal skills

• Swedish Master’s degree in Law

• Extensive experience from working with employment law and labor law in a law firm, employers’ association or a large organization, at least 5-7 years’ experience.

• Ability to have a solution-oriented approach and advice, guide and steer towards solutions

• Ability to work at conceptual level as well as with the details 

• Proven experience from working with complex projects with multiple stakeholders. 

• Ability to build trust and create commitment among all stakeholders, including union representatives.

• Excellent interpersonal, social, presentation and influencing skills.

• A genuine interest in understanding the business thereby being able to anticipate needs and concerns and work with continuous development.

• Experience from litigations is merit as well as employment and labor law in mergers & acquisitions.

• Fluent in English and Swedish with a very good ability to express yourself well both oral and written.


You will be part of the Industrial and Employee Relations Team which consists of the Head of Employee and Industrial Relations and one Specialist Industrial and Employee Relations and will now expand with one more specialist.


Location: The position is based in Ericsson’s headquarter in Kista.


Application process: Last day to reply is the 4th of October 2019.  Please upload your application as soon as possible. For questions regarding the position please contact hiring manager Malin Nilsson, Head of Industrial and Employee Relations at + 46 72 46 75 283 or

malin.nilsson@ericsson.com. For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact recruiter Ann Nilsson, ann.a.nilsson@ericsson.com.


We look forward to your application!


Why is Ericsson a good place to work?

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With close to 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership. 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network. And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity. At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale.  We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favorite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities.  We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people. Working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders, across technical disciplines. Often, across ground-breaking solutions. Next generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies, and each other.


Ericsson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics.

Ericsson complies with applicable country, state and all local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location across the world in which the company has facilities. In addition, Ericsson supports the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and development.

Ericsson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetic information.


Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || SharedServ

Req ID: 292303