Senior Labor & Employment Counsel, EMEA

  • Full Time
  • Germany


Join Axon and be a Force for Good.

At Axon, we’re on a mission to Protect Life. We’re explorers, pursuing society’s most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.

Life at Axon is fast-paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you’ll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.

Your Impact 

As Senior EMEA Labor & Employment Counsel for Axon, you will partner closely with Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partners, and People Leaders across the People team to assess existing policies, programs, processes and practices, identify gaps and inefficiencies, and drive innovative solutions to enhance the employee experience while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations across the EMEA region. You will also partner with Legal and People Leaders to conduct internal employee-related investigations and lead employment claims and litigation.

What You’ll Do

Location: Amsterdam OR another country in Europe in which Axon has an office
Reports to: Senior Labor and Employment Counsel

  • Provide advice and strategic support to People Operations and business leaders across the company on a range of employment law issues across both existing and new EMEA markets, as well as other international markets on an as-needed basis.
  • Advise People Operations and business leaders on the full range of employment matters across the EMEA region, including recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, employee relations issues, terminations, collective bargaining agreements (CBA), labor relations and Works Councils, compensation, benefits, leaves of absence, accommodations, diversity and inclusion programs and other employment-related matters.
  • Evaluate employment policies, programs, processes, and practices to assess and execute priorities, to conduct audits and to help ensure compliance in the EMEA region.
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of EMEA employment-related agreements, templates and other documents, including employment contracts, restrictive covenant agreements, severance agreements, and performance management documentation.
  • Assist in developing and conducting training and education programs for employees, managers, and the People team.
  • Assist with due diligence, negotiation of employment-related agreements and integration in connection with mergers and acquisitions in EMEA.
  • Investigate and respond to claims, demand letters, administrative complaints, whistleblowing, audits, and other employment-related inquiries, and lead any related litigation, mediations and/or settlements of employment-related disputes.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to manage cross-functional projects with a team-oriented approach to mitigate employment law risk related to Axon’s business and proactively find solutions to those issues.
  • Coordinate with and manage outside counsel in EMEA on employment matters to convert outside counsel feedback into actionable internal advice and guidance.
What You Bring
  • Law degree from a reputable law school and registered as an attorney.
  • 7+ years of experience in international employment/labor law and the ability to apply knowledge pragmatically.
  • Experience in developing compliance programs and training, negotiating contracts, and conducting internal investigations.
  • Excellent business judgment and communication skills, including the ability to proactively analyze risks and provide business-minded advice and recommendations to thoughtfully drive Axon’s continued success and growth.
  • Hands-on experience partnering with and advising HR personnel and other key stakeholders at international organizations on a broad range of employment matters.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; fluency in another European language (with ability to draft and review contracts) is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
  • Passion to work hard in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines.


Don’t meet every single requirement? That’s ok. At Axon, we Aim Far. We think big with a long-term view because we want to reinvent the world to be a safer, better place. We are also committed to building diverse teams that reflect the communities we serve.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they check every box in the job description. If you’re excited about this role and our mission to Protect Life but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Important Notes

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The job description may change or be supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Some roles may also require legal eligibility to work in a firearms environment.

Axon’s mission is to Protect Life and is committed to the well-being and safety of its employees as well as Axon’s impact on the environment. All Axon employees must be aware of and committed to the appropriate environmental, health, and safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Axon employees are empowered to report safety concerns as they arise and activities potentially impacting the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes justice, advances equity, values diversity and fosters inclusion. We’re committed to hiring the best talent — regardless of race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances — and empowering all of our employees so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or special need that requires assistance or accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Axon will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.


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