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Human Resources Generalist

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

People & HR
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, April 21, 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 Washington, D.C. 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 a Human Resources Business Partner responsible for working closely with key stakeholders to ensure a seamless HR service within the Washington, D.C. office. You will provide advice and guidance to key stakeholders on employee relations issues, leave management, policies and procedures, and benefits questions. You will also be responsible for providing a variety of human resources services, including, but not limited to recruiting, staff timekeeping, and policy implementation. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with and taking direction from Senior HR Management to ensure a best-in-class HR service for the designated office.
  • 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
  • Leading new hire orientation and 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
  • 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
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with key departments in the firm, within Washington D.C., the United States and globally.
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Thrive working in a team environment with a best in class client service focus.
  • Exhibit well developed and professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships, and engaging and influencing key stakeholders in decision making processes.
  • Enjoy being innovative and creative with proven skills in nurturing an environment and culture that facilitates high levels of employee engagement.
And have:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and a focus in a related field; a minimum of four (4) years of HR experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of three (3) years of Human Resources experience
  • Experience with Washington, D.C. timekeeping and labor laws
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • 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
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
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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