• Leave of Absence Consultant

    Job Locations US-TX-Fort Worth
    Requisition ID
    2018-33785
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Category
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    The Leave and Accommodation Consultant is responsible for the administration of the company's leave of absence programs across the company including FMLA, medical, personal. Military, and accommodations under ADA. This position will focus on escalated Leave and accommodation issues. This team member interfaces with other company departments, as well as, leave of absence vendor.

    Responsibilities

    JOB DUTIES

    • Administers leave programs and policies in accordance with applicable federal and state employment laws (FMLA, ADA, USERRA, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, etc) Ensures that the workers' compensation program is managed in accordance with applicable OSHA and workers' compensation laws
    • Oversees all aspects of leave and workers' compensation programs and vendors, including case management and administrative processes of the cases and claims
    • Collaborates with workers' compensation claims adjuster, medical professionals and legal counsel in the handling of return-to-work or restricted duty issues
    • Serves as the subject matter expert for the leave and workers' compensation programs in alignment and under the general direction and guidance of HR leadership
    • Partners closely with HR business partners on all leave cases, accommodations and workers' compensation claims Meets regularly with HRBPs to review claims' status and develops strategies for resolution
    • Ensures that HIPAA and employee privacy are closely monitored and effectively executed
    • Makes recommendation for the optimal approach to initiating and conducting the ADA process in each leave case handled, and if treating physician's recommended ADA accommodation(s) are acceptable or if an alternate accommodation(s) can be determined

     

    Qualifications

    Knowledge

    • Working knowledge of leave administration, including FMLA and ADA, including experience with Employment Law related to Leave of Absence

    Skills

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills to compile and analyze data for reporting purposes
    • Ability to make independent decisions relating to daily operations, consulting with Human Resources leadership on matters that may be an exception to policy
    • Excellent computer skills, especially spreadsheets, databases and word processing
    • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree equivalent experience may substitute preferred

    Experience

    • 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in a Leave role required

    Work Conditions

    • Normal office environment
    • Strong focus on providing quality service to internal and external customers
    • Work a flexible schedule including extended business hours, weekends and holidays
    • Limited travel may be required to support business needs
    • Must be able to deal with stressful office conditions while troubleshooting problems

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