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Vice President, Team Member Labor Relations And Employment Counsel
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Vice President, Team Member Labor Relations And Employment Counsel Responsibilities: Acts as the key point person to respond to team member policy questions, provide clarification on code of conduct, and processes, and communicate policy updates to the appropriate audience. Develops, implements and administers the Team Member and Labor Relations programs by interpreting the network's policies, recommending corrective action and performance management. Serves as subject matter expert for the handling of all labor/management issues including Union grievances and collective bargaining agreements. Provides consultative expertise on Employee relations matters. Educates and advises business leaders and HR professionals in aspects of positive employment practices. Leads the analysis, design, development, implementation, administration and monitoring of a competitive, cost-effective and comprehensive Integrated Absence Management Program. Responsible for ensuring the Absence Management program is in compliance with all legal requirements of the various benefits plans; strong knowledge of all aspects of FMLA, ADA, state leave and disability laws, COBRA. Designs and enhances team member-related policies that are compliant with Federal and State laws and regulations. Stay abreast of all relevant changes to such laws and update policies to ensure compliance with the same. Investigates and resolves employee complaints, and grievances and coordinates with the local HR teams. Such investigations may involve complaints and may include recommendations for disciplinary actions as well as a proactive course correction. Manages labor grievances and arbitrations governed by various collective bargaining agreements. Manages government agency matters and filings including but not limited to the labor and employment arbitrations, EEOC and DOL. Assists with employment litigation management. Manages the tracking of all collective bargaining agreements throughout the network. Manages and/or assists with the negotiation process of all collective bargaining agreements. Partners with local HR teams regarding restructuring and reorganization initiatives and works with Legal and Benefits to prepare appropriate documentation. Partners with management and local union leadership to maintain, enhance and optimize credible union relationships in support of business goals. Responsible for the administration of the Paid Time Off (PTO) Program policies and procedures; including PTO, ESL, Holiday, Jury Duty, and Bereavement time. Oversees all PTO/Absence Management processing and related payroll processing, including the uploading of vendor file feed data into PeopleSoft to assure accurate data for team members. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization. Advises supervisory personnel on employment issues relating to multiple areas including discipline, FMLA, ADA, discrimination and harassment. Prepares legal documents for HMH and its affiliates involving labor relations, employment litigation, human resources, benefits and joint ventures. Documents are accurate and timely prepared according to department standards. Supports various risk management activities, including subpoena requests and privacy issues. Conducts sensitive investigations regarding harassment and workplace misconduct by team members. Demonstrates strong Leadership and influencing skills. Clear thinker, with the ability to quickly identify root causes of problems and develop creative and strategic solutions. Ensures the highest level of customer service and responsiveness throughout the Leave of Absence and accommodation process with team members, managers, our local HR teams and 3rd party entities involved in the LOA process. Provides legal analysis for HMH and its affiliates involving new laws, rules and regulations. Monitors new developments and assists in compliance efforts. An analysis is accurate, timely and presented according to department standards. Legal advice is provided on a proactive basis. Maintains organizational compliance with all federal and state labor and employment laws. Provides legal counseling and representation for HMH, its affiliates, and various boards and committees of the organizations via oral and written communication and preparation in meetings and court hearings. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in the creation of the budget, and budget-related decisions and successfully meets or exceeds budget performance targets. Maintains a strong knowledge of current trends and best practices both in healthcare and non-healthcare industries to drive strategies and recommend modifications and/or new programs. Designs and provides a wide array of training programs for managers, supervisors and team members. Maintains and updates as needed, all vendor contracts, Summary Annual Reports, Summary Plan Descriptions, Plan Documents, Plan Amendments, Form 5500s and all documentation relative to absence management benefit compliance requirements. Works in collaboration with the Human Resources team, as needed. These duties may include but are not limited to: Resolving employee disputes, conducting investigations and disciplining team members; Assisting with the creation of performance management and human resource policies and procedures including discrimination policies; and Conducting Civil Treatment sensitivity training. Other duties and/or projects as assigned. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.

Qualifications: Juris Doctor is required. An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline is required. 8+ years of experience as an attorney practicing labor and employment law and litigation. Experience with a wide variety of health laws and other legal issues related to the operation of a health system is preferred. 5+ years in direct management role Strong labor experience, including negotiating contracts. Must have a current license as an attorney in the State of New Jersey. Human Resources certification is preferred. A strategic thinker is knowledgeable on best practices for an Employee Relations function. Relevant experience conducting formal investigations involving all levels of interaction and providing appropriate recommendations to senior business leaders. Excellent knowledge of all state and federal employment laws. Experience in conflict resolution methods, including facilitation and mediation of agreements. Able to work under minimal supervision and to handle complex issues and problems independently by referring only the most complex issues to higher-level staff. Driven to deliver results. Demonstrates a sense of urgency to achieve measurable outcomes. Is known for getting things done. Balances conceptual vision with tangible accomplishments. Drives ideas into action. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.
 
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