Merakey Employee Relations Manager in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Merakey, a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider that offers a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country, is seeking an experienced Employee Relations Manager.
Manages and collaborates with operations to ensure appropriate resolutions are being recommended regarding corrective actions, investigations, and HR policies. Provides consultative advice for reducing risk of legal pitfalls, while promoting a positive work environment.
Handle all aspects of employee relations issues -- investigation, research, communication with all parties involved, summary and next steps.
Must have and maintain working knowledge of employee/labor relations, coaching & counseling employees, conducting internal investigations, and federal, state, and local employment laws (including but not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, EEOC/PHRC, HIPAA, COBRA, FLSA, ADAA, workers compensation, and FMLA leave of absence laws).
Assist management in creating and administering corrective actions.
Assist management with creating and administering performance improvement plans.
Assist management with terminations when necessary.
Address education and training opportunities regarding ER issues with management and staff when appropriate and applicable.
Create solid relationship with the management teams she/he supports.
Be viewed as a resource to Merakey management.
Ability to deal with difficult subjects and have hard conversations.
Work with other members of HR team to support Operations when necessary.
Partner with Labor Specialists with regards to interpreting contracts, grievances and mediation etc.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Act as liaison with Merakey's legal department on third party charges, inquiries, complaints, etc. related to employees.
Bachelors in HR or business required.
Masters in HR or business preferred.
SHRM certificate preferred.
A minimum of 6 years in HR required.
A minimum of 3 years handling ER issues i.e. Investigations, ADA, Labor Relations within a Union and Non-Union environment.
Ability to travel to program locations.
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability
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