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Human Resources Generalist

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

People & HR
San Diego, 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 Generalist to join our dynamic team in our San Diego Office. 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 Generalist, you will be responsible for acting as a local resource for employees’ human resources and benefits questions. You will be responsible for providing a variety of human resources services for including, but not limited to, recruiting, staff timekeeping, and policy implementation. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a point of contact for human resources questions in the office. Understanding a majority of the human resources policies of the firm and being able to answer most questions independently. Using appropriate judgment to route complex questions and issues to appropriate resources and following up to ensure the issue is resolved in a timely manner.
  • Managing timekeeping activities for the office including following up with managers and supervisors to ensure all timecards are approved, answering routine questions about timekeeping and Kronos, and ensuring FLSA standards are met.
  • Acting as a point of contact in the office for questions regarding Paid Time Off (PTO), PTO accrual policies, how they are applied in Kronos, and the annual PTO sellback process.
  • Leading new hire orientation, developing programs within the office to facilitate new employee integration during the first year of employment to meet firm’s objectives for new hire retention.
  • Acting as a point of contact in the office for questions regarding firm benefits. Understands benefits eligibility rules for all health, welfare, and retirement benefits. Is able to answer basic benefits questions from attorneys, paralegals, and staff, and uses appropriate resources in the Global Benefits and Global Retirement Benefits department as needed.
  • Managing various projects relating to all aspects of Human Resources, including communicating key initiatives with Managers across departments and offices, conducting research, and any other ad hoc special projects as delegated by the Human Resources Manager.
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have comprehensive knowledge of human resource functions, as well as a fundamental knowledge of California timekeeping and labor laws
  • Have HRIS experience, preferably with PeopleSoft along with Kronos Timekeeper
  • Display well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm, and the organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required, and a focus in a related field is preferred; Four (4) years of HR experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree
  • Three (3) years Human Resources experience is desired
  • Experience with California timekeeping and labor laws is required
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 $90,000 - $110,000 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:

  • 10 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 and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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