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Human Resources Coordinator

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Administration, People & HR
Remote · United States · Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Human Resources Coordinator to join our dynamic team in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Human Resources Coordinator, you will be responsible for supporting the department and the office by ensuring that the transactional responsibilities of the department are met in a timely manner. You will be responsible for completing all necessary steps for employee onboarding and offboarding. You will also provide assistance to attorneys, paralegals and staff by using available resources to provide answers to their human resources and benefits questions. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating timekeeping activities for the office including making adjusting entries in Kronos (e.g., Makeup Time); following-up with managers and supervisors to ensure all timecards are approved, answering routine questions about timekeeping and Kronos, and escalating complex questions to available resources as needed
  • Using Kronos to generate reports for the department and the office
  • Acting as a point of contact in the office for questions regarding Paid Time Off (PTO); understanding the PTO accrual policies and how they are applied in Kronos
  • Coordinating new hire orientations by developing agenda, including scheduling with multiple presenters, leading human resources sessions of orientation, and ensuring that questions from new employees are answered
  • Managing the process for employees leaving the firm and working with various departments to handle departure details
  • Understanding benefits eligibility rules for all health, welfare, and retirement benefits; connecting staff with the Global Benefits and Global Retirement Benefits department as needed; acting as the Lifecycle Resource Navigator for the office
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Exhibits comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources functions
  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus
  • Have HRIS experience, preferably PeopleSoft and Kronos Timekeeper
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent with a focus in a related field preferred
  • A minimum of one (1) year of Human Resources experience
Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $80,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • At least 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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