Human Resources Compliance Supervisor

New York

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for the supervision of compliance efforts relating to all aspects of the Human Resources function, including analysis and coordination of compliance with state and federal and international legislation, federal contractor obligations, maintaining compliant compensation procedures, and data management. Additionally, this position: 

  • Researches and tracks emerging legal and regulatory requirements  impacting employers and analyzes their impact on existing policy, employment practices, and/or HRIS systems.
  • Makes thoughtful and informed recommendations on how the Firm will respond internally to new, changing and proposed legislation to ensure compliance.
  • Communicates compliance programs, initiatives, and updates to HR professionals both domestically and internationally, as needed.
  • Helps oversee the implementation of compliance-related policy, employment practices and system updates with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Provides thought leadership and guidance to internal HR clients when needed on HR compliance related matters.
  • Manages annual harassment prevention training, including liaising with vendors, reviewing potential training courses in conjunction with the Firm's labor attorneys, coordinating firmwide rollout with IT and Attorney Development, and ensuring that training content is documented and retained.
  • Independently leads HR compliance projects as needed, effectively communicating and coordinating with project stakeholders.
  • Creates internal guidelines for identified best practices and compliance procedures.  Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders to enhance the integration of HR compliance requirements into their processes.
  • Develops, implements and maintains a process for retention and storage of compliance information, firm-wide.  
  • Participates in training and seeks out external resources to further legal compliance knowledge and understanding of best practices with respect to internal procedures.   
  • Helps oversee compliance efforts related to federal contractor obligations, including record retention, job posting requirements, and EEO-1 reporting.
  • Trains HR professional staff on federal contractor obligations related to recruitment, including the treatment and dispositioning of applicants, pay equity, and affirmative action plans.
  • Develops “micro-learning” training content for HR colleagues, managers, and other Firm personnel focused on HR compliance.
  • Partners with the Leave Administration Supervisor on emerging or evolving leave laws and the overall impact on HR policies and procedures from a compliance perspective.
  • Oversees the conversion, implementation and usage of the HRIS system as it relates to HR Compliance data and reporting.
  • Supports data management and reporting with respect to compensation compliance.
  • Participates in annual pay equity review process, including analyzing compensation data and identifying issues.
  • Works closely with Attorney Development department to ensure consistency with respect to compliance practices.
  • Consults with Firm labor attorneys regarding compliance practices.
  • Communicates with HR Professionals in all offices regarding compliance issues and serves as ongoing resource for them.
  • Recommends procedural improvements in compliance practices.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Considerable knowledge of Human Resources principles and practices, including employment laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Deals courteously/effectively with others
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • 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 eight years compliance experience including experience leading compliance projects
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