Associate Relations Specialist - REMOTE
Company: Office Depot
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Provide Human Resource support to the stores organization in
establishing and maintaining a strong associate relations
environment. Work closely with associates and store management
regarding disability accommodation requests, leave of absence, and
return to work from leave issues.
* Support associates and management in ADA interactive process
issues, including taking the lead on or directing the interactive
process and documenting it.
* Support management in leave of absence issues, including FMLA,
non-FMLA Medical Leave, Personal Leave, state leaves, and Military
Leave. Assist management with return to work from leave issues,
including evaluating return to work restrictions and requests for
extension of leave. Have knowledge or ability to quickly learn
state specific laws regarding leaves of absences (ex. California)
will be needed to effectively assist with making recommendations
for resolution and/or next steps.
* Analyzes requests for reasonable accommodations and determines
whether to accommodate. Explores alternatives as necessary.
* Act as liaison between third party leave administrator and
stores. Identifies concerns/issues on reporting or processes,
attempts to identify root cause and provides recommendations for
* Works with employment law team to respond to EEOC, DOL and other
legal claims. Represents the Company in mediations, depositions and
other legal processes.
* Provide advice and guidance to District Managers and Store
Managers on disciplinary issues. Escalates issues, as needed to ER
Manager, ER management team, or VP of HR for handling for highly
* Support Employee Relations team on other associate relations'
* May assist with completing undue burden analysis in partnership
with Legal, other HR partners and/or NAR leadership.
* Bachelors Degree in Business, HR or related field
* Four to seven years of experience and/or training. General HR
experience or specialized experience related to leave
administration and accommodations for disabilities.
* PHR or SPHR preferred
Skills & Ability:
* Decision quality
* Managerial Courage
* Influencing others
* Customer Focus
* Sizing up people
* Problem solving
* Dealing with ambiguity
* In depth knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family
Medical Leave Act, and state and local employment laws and
regulations related to leave, disabilities, and basic understanding
of worker's compensation -Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel
* Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English
* Positive, upbeat attitude; excellent organizational skills;
ability to multitask; good listener; flexible and open to
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this
classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so
classified. Other duties may be assigned.
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which
includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to
move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration
for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.
How to Apply
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The company is committed to providing equal employment
opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital
status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual
orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest
and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance
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