Progress Improvement, and Strategic Planning. Sound knowledge of Labor Relations, Occupational Health & Safety and other related labour laws. ability to function as a Strategic HR Manager and develop and implement successful human resources management strategies to support corporate mandate.
New employee orientations
Staff training and development
Human resources audits
Performance management strategies
Developed, Established and managed LOA department.
Brought LOA department current and promoted to HR Manager.
HR Manager and Leave of Absence Coordinator07/2016 to 01/2017Addus HealthCare, IncDowners Grove, IL
Oversee 122 branches in 22 states.
Strengthened company's LOA process.
Reports to Director of Human Resources.
Developed strategic LOA process.
Responsible for administration of overall Human Resource services.
Administer HR related documentation; new hire packets, staffing, background checks, termination.
Leads organizational compliance with all existing legislations.
Including government reporting requirements related to unemployment, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, DOL, OSHA, and WC.
Works with all staff to train on how to use HRIS for punching in/out, employee data reporting, time & attendance management.
Manages staff leaves and ensure compliance with policy and leave laws (FMLA).
Excellent knowledge of state and federal disability leave laws (Family Medical Leave Act; California Family Rights Act; Pregnancy Disability Leave; Donor Leave; ADA Disability Discrimination laws) and how they interrelate.
Demonstrates an in depth understanding of company HR policies and processes related to FMLA, Medical Non-FMLA, Military, and General LOAs.
Assist the Director of HR to develop and implement Recruitment policies as necessary.
Advised managers on organizational policy matters and recommend needed changes.
Addressed inquiries from employees and management regarding new-hire activities and ongoing employee relation issues.
Leave Administrator01/2007 to 07/2014JPM ChaseChicago, IL
Assess each leave request for qualifying conditions and eligibility, within established time frames, based on federal and state regulations.
Debrief employees of responsibility to maintain contact with ESR and/or HR Representative regarding leave status.
Cultivate letters to employees notifying them of leave exhaustion, and additional LOA options for continuing leave if unable to work.
Obligated to handle over 400 FMLA cases per month.
Operate database to track and monitor leave status, including approved time off, intermittent leave dates, denied/ineligible leaves, certification-not-received notes, RTW dates, and leave exhaustion dates.
Input and maintain employee records in PeopleSoft.
Implemented concepts and rules as mandated by appropriate state and federal guidelines for FMLA and in coordination with the customer's policies.
Investigate complaints and/or charges filed both internally and externally regarding violations of NorthShore policies, state and federal laws governing employment practices, and prepares appropriate responses.
Demonstrated collaboration, conflict resolution and influencing skills.
Initiated and track 30 Day & Military Leave for hourly employees.
Competence to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors and the general public.
Works on behalf of our employees representing their concerns and help on identifying and resolving work, ethical and any other issues that impact the employees and the company.
Educated in benefits, such as COBRA, FMLA, Short Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Workers' Compensation.
Reviews request and documentation from employee and their medical provider (as required per leave category) as to its sufficiency to support the leave requests or request for participation in the restricted duty program.