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HR - Leave Specialist

Company: Walden Security Commercial Services
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 industry.

Keywords: Walden Security Commercial Services, Chattanooga , HR - Leave Specialist, Human Resources , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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