Lawyer – Employer Advisor – 1 Year Position (Maternity/Parental Leave)


Serving employers throughout Atlantic Canada, Employer Advisor Nova Scotia (OEA NS) is a not for profit society navigating employers, business associations, groups and agencies with assistance, advice, representation, advocacy and education with employment and human resources issues, including workplace health and safety, investigations into complaints, workers’ compensation, appeals and workplace policy development. Our office is located in Bedford, NS. The Society is governed by an independent sector-based Board of Directors and receives a funding subsidy and generates fee for service revenues.

We are looking for a lawyer to join our team for May 1, 2023 who is looking for a broad employment practice where they can develop in human resources, disability, workplace safety and employment areas. As a not for profit organization we represent a truly unique practice setting. We assist Employers in all sectors. You will join a team comprised of multidisciplinary occupations possessing decades of experience and the individual in this lawyer position will work closely with our team to assist employers to business success. This role works directly with Employers for appeals and all types of employment situations. It is not an in-house counsel role for OEA NS.

Our May 1, 2023 opening requires a lawyer with knowledge and experience in workers’ compensation, labour and employment issues, workplace health and safety, appeal work, workplace complaints and conflict resolution. You will have experience in litigation and administrative boards and tribunals and you enjoy this area of practice. You have experience working with business groups and understand best practices for employers. You must exhibit superb interpersonal and conflict management skills, tact, good judgement and patience at all times. Managing multiple priorities with a quickly changing work load and schedule are common and you handle these with ease. You have experience with negotiations, preparing affidavits and other legal documents to support motions, appeals, applications and memorandum. You must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel. Experience in the development and delivery of education programs, presentations and policy writing is required. You must be currently registered in good standing or able to qualify to be registered with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society.

If you are interested to apply, please send a cover letter, detailing your interest, along with your resume to [email protected] not later than February 10, 2023. We thank you for your interest. Visit our website for more information about OEA NS at

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 02/10/2023