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Benefits and Compensation Specialist

Job ID: BH481135

Category: Benefits: LOA, Benefits Administrator

Specialty: Human Resources

A non-profit organization based in New York, NY seeks a Benefits and Compensation Specialist for a 3-4+ month contract assignment with the potential to convert to a permanent employee

Must Haves:

  • Benefits experience including leaves
  • Compensation experience including salary scales

Preferred:

  • ADP Workforce Now experience
  • Non-profit and/or union environment experience

Job Summary/Description:

  • Manage the administration of all company leaves of absence, including federal, state and local leaves, reasonable accommodation under ADA, personal leave, military leave, etc.
  • Create and maintain complete and accurate leave files.
  • Educate employees on all company benefits programs via email communications, internal marketing, one on one conversations, group presentations, and benefits fairs.
  • Conduct and facilitate open enrollment, ensuring all employees can enroll in benefits if eligible and interested; assist with enrollment process when necessary and answer employee questions regarding benefits offered or eligibility; inform employees of changes to benefits plan or structure.
  • Assist employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes.
  • Assist with New Hire Orientation and facilitate the benefits portion on an as needed basis.
  • Prepare and maintain OSHA logs and annual reports requested by OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
  • Track Family Medical Leave (FMLA, state specific LOA, personal LOA and Workers Compensation LOA, ADA).
  • Analyze employee benefits data to ensure accuracy, including service from third party vendors.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employees and manage leave inquiries, advising employees and managers on the leave process and related policies.
  • Coordinate and process the intake of leave requests, sending required notices, forms and letters, and determining leave eligibility.
  • Ensure compliance of all federal, state and local leaves.
  • Track leave time working with HRIS and Payroll.
  • Ensures all payroll transactions related to leaves of absences are accurate. Including compliance with the Earned Time policy.
  • Communicate with employees, managers and human resources professionals to coordinate the return to work process, including accommodation requests and leave expirations.
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of federal, state and local leave laws and regulations.
  • Develop, generate and present reports on a regular basis to analyze LOA and accommodation data and trends.
  • Preserves confidentiality and maintain accurate medical documentation and files.
  • Additional benefits administration and other duties assigned as appropriate.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor or manager.
  • Works effectively as a contributing HR team member, and serves as a backup for general questions.
  • Stays abreast of regulatory environment and ensures compliance in assigned benefits areas.
  • Stays abreast of the regulatory environment and ensures compliance in assigned benefits areas. Review current company salary structure. 
  • Review exemption status.  
  • Complete a salary analysis comparing current salaries and total compensation against market rates.
  • Ensure that the company pay scale complies with applicable laws and regulations. 
  • Create new salary scales and structures based on the strategic plan, market information, and  guidance from the Director of Human Resources and the Executive Director. 
  • Provide a plan to implement the newly created salary structure. 

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The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract to Direct

Location: New York, New York