BASF Legal Counsel - Mississauga, Canada in Mississauga, Ontario

At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Legal Counsel (1804339)– Mississauga, Canada

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to provide legal advice, support and services to BASF Canada’s Business and Functional Units, on compliance and labour/employment topics.

  • Provide legal advice on employment, compliance and labour law matters.

  • Formulate, draft and implement labour & employment and compliance related company strategies, policies, procedures (as required) to mitigate risk for the Company.

  • Develop strategy regarding various legal hearings.

  • Advise and assist in the resolution of matters relating to discipline and termination of employment, including constructive and wrongful dismissal.

  • Provide guidance on matters related to workplace investigations.

  • Draft severance documentation, provide advice on severance matters.

  • Interpret, advise and proactively communicate/ update the Company on employment and labour related laws, rulings, regulations & general compliance, outlining the implications to the Company, as well as create and execute action plans to manage the impact of such implications.

  • Ensure employment contracts are designed to align with business requirements while protecting the interests of the Company.

  • Engage in risk management analyses in the areas of employment, labour, compliance and occupational health and safety.

  • Proactively brainstorm and partner with employees in respect of possible future initiatives and business directions.

  • Promote company learning through the preparation and presentation of seminars pertaining to topics of employment, labour and compliance.

  • Assist in developing internal compliance and risk management programs.

  • Retain and manage external legal counsel, negotiate alternative fee arrangements, review invoices.


  • Law degree from an accredited institution.

  • Member of Law Society of Upper Canada.

  • In addition to being licensed to practice law in Ontario, being licensed to also practice law in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta is a strong asset.

  • 8-10 years of post-call experience in employment/compliance law at a law firm or corporate legal department. Some in-house experience preferred.

  • Labour law experience is an asset.

  • Experience in occupational health and safety law is an asset.

  • Experience in a regulatory, risk or control related environment.

  • Experience in testing controls and workplace investigations.

  • Experience in dealing with senior management in a matrixed, global environment.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and negotiations skills.

  • Business acumen.

  • Practical and shows good judgment and common sense.

  • Ability to handle many matters simultaneously, to manage multiple tight deadlines, and to prioritize effectively.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF , you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.

Job: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN/OC-Legal Canada-60002366

Title: Legal Counsel - Mississauga, Canada

Location: CAN-ON-Mississauga

Requisition ID: 1804339