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Senior Human Resources Generalist

Senior Human Resources Generalist
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, an internationally-recognized intellectual property law firm has an excellent and immediate opportunity for a full time Senior Human Resources Generalist. The position will be responsible for a wide range of human resource activities throughout the firm. This role will be responsible for the following including but not limited to:
Employee Relations
 Provide advice and counsel on employee relations policies related to EEO, performance improvement plans, disciplinary actions, personnel conflicts, grievances, and separations.
 Handling harassment complaints and providing conflict resolution through investigations and employee counseling.
 Liaising between employees and management to create positive work environment and implement HR best practices in compliance with state, federal, and regulatory labor laws.
 Coordination of annual performance evaluations of staff and attorneys.
Human Resources Policies, Procedures, & Compliance
 Maintain and update employee handbook. Identify ways to improve firm policies and procedures.
 Communicate and serve as point of contact for policies pertaining to Human Resources, compensation, and benefits.
 Ensure compliance with EEO, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, and other state or federal employment laws.
Employment Lifecycle
 Assist with identifying recruiting sources to attract talent for job positions.
 Post job advertisements, set up interviews, and develop streamlining for recruitment practices.
 Perform background checks, reference checks, and I-9 verifications. Maintain and update personnel records and compliance paperwork.
 Coordinate new hire orientations, employee engagement activities, and maintain employee wellness program.
 Conduct exit interviews and off boarding process.
Benefits Administration
 Coordination of group benefits including health, dental, disability, and retirement plans. Answering benefit questions and communicating with insurance vendors.
 Administer FMLA, COBRA, Short Term/Long Term Disability claims, Worker’s Comp.
Payroll
 Auditing timesheets and data entry of vacation time, sick leave, and FMLA.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with exposure to employee relations required. HR certifications preferred. Prior work experience in a law firm or other professional services environment a plus.
 Three to five years of experiences in HR required.
 Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills (both written and oral).
 Fundamental knowledge of Human Resource policies and procedures.
 Exercise discretion and good judgement when handling confidential information.
 Abilities to multitask, demonstrate excellent prioritization skills, and work well under pressure in fast paced environment.
Hours:
Normal business hours with ability to be flexible when necessary.
Benefits:
Comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, and vision insurance. Paid time off and paid holidays. Firm wide annual events and business casual environment.

Please e-mail resume and salary requirements to HR@BSKB.COM.

About BSKB:
Since 1976, BSKB has been providing a full range of intellectual property law services to clients in the areas of patent prosecution, post-grant review, litigation, opinions and counseling, design patents, trademarks and licensing. Our knowledgeable attorneys and agents hold advanced degrees and are experienced in the fields of chemistry, electronics and IT, mechanical engineering and life sciences/biotechnology.
We believe in offering every client quality, personalized service, and are committed to educating our clients to help them make the most of their intellectual property. BSKB has a rich tradition of offering seminars on intellectual property law that have been attended by practitioners from around the world.
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, & Birch LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity protected veteran status and individuals with disabilities, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.