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Global Benefits Generalist

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Friday, April 7, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Global Benefits Generalist to join our dynamic team in New York, Orange County, Boston, and our Global Services 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 Global Benefits Generalist, you will be responsible for administrating benefit programs and providing support to local employees, expatriate attorneys, and staff. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring benefit telephone line and e-mail box in an effort to respond to benefits related questions from staff and attorneys at the firm
  • Acting as a point of contact for benefits questions from attorneys and staff in the local offices
  • Working among the global benefits team and project leaders to learn new programs as they are developed and launched for the firm
  • Processing enrollments, terminations and qualified status changes (QSCs) for all health and welfare programs as well as following up with all new hires and employees with QSCs to ensure all enrollments and changes are processed within the appropriate time frame
  • Educating participants by providing clear and complete information in accordance with group policy, terms, and conditions
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of the terms and conditions of all US health and welfare plans to ensure the proper administration by insurers and vendors
  • Have knowledge of Federal Leave of Absence regulations and guidelines, in addition to state policies that differ from federal guidelines (California)
  • Display knowledge and proficiency in PC applications, including MS Office as well as specific knowledge of Excel and other programs necessary to complete thorough analyses and reports
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of three (5) years related Employee Benefits administration 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 - $90,000 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 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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