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HR Legal Assistant

Zandvoorstraat 300

8400 Oostende

HR Services and Legal Affairs is one of the 5 pillars on which the overall HR Division at Daikin Europe N.V. is built.  
Within this core team -  focusing on services related to employment administration of  +/- 1.700 employees of different entities in Belgium and a growing number of colleagues in foreign branches,  while supporting also the other HR departments in social law matters -  we are looking for a reinforcement of the legal expertise cell.  

You will be supporting the HR Senior Social Law Manager in ensuring legal compliance in HRM-operations & give assistance in various projects in the Daikin Europe group, both on a local level and as EMEA-headquarter.

This is a temporary vacancy. You can start as soon as possible and we give you a 6 month commitment. Possibly renewable.

Job Content

  • Legal advice to HR management / HR Business Partners / HR Services Team on all kind of employment issues “from hiring till retiring”, e.g. specific employment contract stipulations, working time- & manpower flexibility, employee benefits and remuneration, individual end of career solutions, international mobility, confidentiality and disciplinary matters, suspension and termination of employment.
  • Follow up on correct application of the Belgian social law, collective labour agreements at industrial and company  level and company internal policies.
  • Support in HR legal and policy-matters with respect to EU-company branches and specific contract-management related to virtual organisation-structures.
  • Cooperate in various projects e.g. HR-aspects of M&A, GDPR, Brexit, Risk & Compliance management, digitalisation of HR, …
  • Consult and liaise with external lawyers on specific employment matters, both under Belgian and foreign social law systems. 


  • You have a Master or Bachelor degree in Belgian law or equivalent through professional experience.
  • You have an analytical mindset and problem-solving skills.
  • You work with precision and punctuality. 
  • You have strong communication skills in writing as well as verbally.
  • You are a dedicated team-player while being able to work independently. 
  • You are flexible in terms of changing priorities when required.
  • You are fascinated to explore employment law in an international context as well as to anchor social law knowledge within HR.
  • You have a good knowledge of English and Dutch, both written and orally.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office tools.
  • Experience is not a must, but a plus. 

Job Offer

At Daikin you can count on a varied job, with an international market leader which encourages people to work together and develop. We can offer you a temporary contract. From the very beginning you can count on thorough training and intensive support. Your competitive salary is complemented by a package of extra-legal benefits.