HR - Leave Specialist
Company: Walden Security Commercial Services
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Job Description HR - Leave Specialist Job Summary: The HR/Leave
Specialist will oversee and administer leave requests and
accommodations requiring specialized attention, particularly those
arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state and local leave laws,
personal leaves of absence and Workers Compensation.
Duties/Responsibilities: Communicates with employees regarding
their needs for leave and/or modified work schedules. Ensures that
employees are aware of their responsibilities and of any
documentation and notice required to qualify for and to take leave.
Handles the FMLA leave administration process from the employee---s
initial notice of the need for leave to the return to work. This
includes gathering and completing all required paperwork,
determining leave eligibility, designating leave as
FMLA-qualifying, requesting medical certification as needed, and
accounting for intermittent and reduced schedule leave use.
Maintains reasonable communication with employees on leave to
facilitate smooth and timely return to work; relays communication
between employees and their managers during leave within reason.
Advises managers and employees on the interaction of leave laws
with paid time off, workers--- compensation, and other available
benefits. Oversees the return-to-work process for employees
returning from extended FMLA, workers--- compensation, or other
leave(s). Facilitates other leave requests, which may include
accommodation requests under the ADA. Administers other company
time-off programs as assigned in accordance with internal policy
and applicable laws. Drafts and/or recommends revisions to company
leave policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local
laws and regulations. Maintains complete and accurate records of
leave and accommodation requests in accordance with specified legal
requirements and documentation of best practices. Preserves
confidentiality of employee medical documentation and files.
Maintains knowledge of all applicable leave and accommodation laws
including the FMLA, ADA, and state and local laws. Performs other
related duties as assigned. Required Skills/Abilities: Extensive
knowledge of the leave requirements and other legal protections
afforded by the FMLA, ADA, and other applicable laws. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills. Excellent analytical and
problem-solving skills. Excellent organizational skills and
attention to detail. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or
similar software. Education and Experience: Bachelor---s degree in
Human Resources or related field required. Two years of human
resource experience preferred. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.
Completion of specialized certification or training on FMLA/leave
administration a plus. Physical Requirements: Prolonged periods
sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift
up to 15 pounds at times. Join our Team Be proud of where you work.
Walden Security is one of the nation's largest privately-held
security companies, providing a range of security services for
commercial and government properties. Right now, we---re seeking
inspired, motivated, and customer service-oriented people to add to
our team. Security experience is not required: Walden welcomes a
diversity of professional backgrounds, and we---ll make sure you
have the support and training you need to be successful. If
you---re ready to embark on a meaningful career with one of the
nation---s most dynamic and fastest-growing security companies,
apply with Walden Security today. Why Walden? Walden Security is a
family-owned and operated business, and that---s how we treat our
employees: like family --- because we know that by taking care of
our people, they, in turn, will take better care of our clients. We
seek out people who are motivated, eager to learn, committed to
serving our officers and clients, and always doing what---s right.
We provide the resources, support, and training that you need to be
successful. We offer every employee generous benefits, as well as
opportunities for career growth. We build on success by continuing
to develop our people so that they have opportunities to grow
within our organization, which is why we---re an award-winning
employer, with one of the highest retention rates in the
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