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Australia - Australia - Remote, Brisbane - Queensland - Australia, Eastwood - New South Wales - Australia, Hawthorn - Victoria - Australia, Kew/Melbourne - Victoria - Australia, Macquarie Park - New South Wales - Australia, Melbourne/Victoria - Victoria - Australia, Sydney - New South Wales - Australia

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

About the Role
UKG is looking for a Legal Counsel to join our expanding legal team on a part time fixed term contract (3 or 4 days/week - flexible) basis, providing legal support to the company and its APAC operations.

UKG is seeking an experienced, motivated, practical and solution-oriented legal counsel to drive legal matters in APAC. This role will primarily focus on the review, drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial agreements to support the company’s diverse offerings, including SaaS agreements, software licenses, equipment purchase agreements, professional services agreements, dispute management and RFP legal support.

In this role, you will provide vital legal and operational support to our regional APAC team on a wide range of legal matters affecting the region. You will work closely with our Sales, Services and Operational teams and with internal business partners within our Information Security, Cloud, Product Management, Finance and other teams.

The role will report to the UKG APAC Senior Managing Counsel .

Primary Responsibilities:

• Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial and corporate agreements, including customer contracts, vendor contracts, and software and SaaS licensing agreements.
• Analyse legal risk with attention to detail while creatively problem solving.
• Create and update UKG agreement templates.
• RFP response experience
• Dispute management
• Provide timely support to our Sales organisation and other cross-functional stakeholders (including by creating and delivering training).
• Ad hoc projects as required to advise global cross-functional teams.


Requirements & Qualifications

• Bachelor of Laws and current practicing certificate for an Australian jurisdiction.
• 5+ years post-admission experience, ideally in-house legal experience
• Strong SaaS commercial transactional background, with proven experience in negotiating, drafting and advising clients on technology-related commercial contracts, including multi-jurisdictional transactions, software licensing and cloud services
• Knowledge and experience handling privacy issues and laws
• Ability to balance legal risk with business objectives.
• Deeply curious, motivated by solving problems rather than just identifying issues. Dispute management experience.
• Self-starter able to work in a very fast paced, changing environment with ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
• Exceptional communication skills and an ability to engage effectively with a variety of levels and audiences.
• Ability and confidence necessary to work independently, with accountability and across multiple functions.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

View The EEO Know Your Rights poster and its supplement. 

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UKG participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters here.

Disability Accommodation

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