Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity to deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.
We are seeking a Global HR Compliance Manager to join our Firm. This position can be based out of our Chicago or New York office (hybrid). This position will be responsible for managing HR compliance efforts globally for the Firm.
- Tracks employment-related federal, state and local legal and regulatory requirements and manages implementation of updates to processes, policies and systems resulting from new HR compliance requirements. Effectively communicates to stakeholders how changes to legal and regulatory requirements will impact Firm practices.
- Supports the Firm's affirmative action program activities, including preparation and monitoring of AAPs and related compliance.
- Participates in pay equity review processes, including preparation of compensation workbooks and analysis of compensation data.
- Drafts and revises employee handbook policies to reflect employment law updates, ensuring alignment with external regulations and internal requirements.
- Manages regular HR compliance reviews and audits, including gathering, reviewing and analyzing internal records.
- Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders, individuals in the Attorney Development, Attorney Recruiting and Human Resources Departments across all offices to facilitate the timely integration of employment compliance requirements into their processes.
- Works with international offices to ensure compliance with local employment law regulations. Finds opportunities to create consistency across offices when legally permissible.
- Engages in strategic long-term planning by developing goals for the HR compliance function recommending procedural improvements in compliance practices.
- Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for staff.
- Ensures accurate and timely responses to requests for departmental services.
- Effectively utilizes the Firm's performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
- Oversees employees' work performance and provides guidance in the resolution of problems.
- Considerable knowledge of human resources principles and practices, including employment laws and regulations, with law firm experience preferred
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and functional knowledge of HRIS system data and reporting
- Experience with drafting and reviewing employee handbooks
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously, with a strong ability to prioritize, organize and work effectively with minimal supervision
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, management, and attorneys to ensure a seamless response to new compliance obligations
- Strong data analytic skills
- Strong project management skills
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Deals courteously/effectively with others
- Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
- Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
- Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
- Bachelor's Degree
- Minimum of six years HR compliance experience
Culture & Life at Skadden
What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.
The overall well-being of our team is important to us. We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.
- Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
- Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits.
- Generous paid time off.
- Paid leave options, including parental.
- In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
- Robust well-being classes and programs.
- Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.
For further details, please visit: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/employee-benefits
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.
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