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Vice President Employee Relations Specialist

Company name
BNP Paribas

4-6 yrs required

New York City, NY
18 hit(s)  


Business Overview:

We are currently seeking an Employee Relations professional with experience as an employment law attorney (4-6 years, preferably with some experience working with financial services clients) to join the Human Resources department’s Employee Relations team.  Reporting to the Director, Head of Employee Relations, the Employee Relations Specialist (ER Specialist) provides advice, support, and resolution to managers, HR Business Partners (HRBPs), and COEs on a broad range of escalated employment issues including HR policy interpretation, disciplinary performance management, HR investigations, employee discipline and misconduct, and remediation of employment-related disputes. Supports policies that help ensure legal and policy compliance, support the organizational strategy, and promote a positive environment and culture within the organization. Work in partnership with Employment Legal Counsel to provide input regarding risk in order to help develop options and recommend an appropriate course of action in different business situations. May also assist HR leadership and in the development of short- and long-term strategies for the Employee Relations function.



Employee Relations Management and Support:


  • Acts as a key point of contact for employees for employee relations issues. May also support or take escalations from HRBPs and / or Attorneys regarding employee relations matters. Facilitates the flow of information and assures that appropriate parties are kept up to date while maintaining the utmost confidentiality regarding employee relations activities
  • Provides advice, support, and resolution to managers, HR Business Partners (HRBPs), and COEs on a broad range of escalated employment issues including HR policy interpretation, disciplinary performance management, HR investigations, employee discipline and misconduct, and remediation of employment-related disputes
  • Assists and participates in conducting disciplinary meetings, warnings, and related documentation. Supports managers as necessary with conversations relating to discipline, termination, and related topics
  • Conducts internal investigations into employee allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, threats, violations to HR policies and other employment / legal matters
  • Provides guidance on matters relating to the ADA, Title VII, ADEA, FLSA, and other related employment law matters.
  • Facilitates activity, flow of information, and articulation / implementation of company responses by partnering HRBPs, managers, and employment legal counsel.  Coordinates any necessary documentation and actions with employment legal counsel
  • Recommends prompt and effective remedial action to address claims of harassment, discrimination and / or retaliation
  • Follows best practice investigation techniques, including the preparation of investigation outlines, and maintains the strictest confidentiality and professionalism at all times
  • Exercises professional investigation techniques to obtain employee cooperation with investigations and other HR queries. Acts as a neutral party to support an objective perspective
  • Determines the necessary information to be collected under guidance of employment legal counsel, then coordinates efforts with the COEs and HR-SSC to obtain and analyze the necessary qualitative and quantitative data
  • Helps employees, supervisors and department heads settle work-related conflicts through advice and recommendations
  • Prepares and/or drafts investigative reports, notes, and other supporting documentation
  • Maintains detailed records of investigations or other employee relations matters and all remediation taken
  • Utilizes case management system to monitor and manage employee relations issues and trends
  • Supports quarterly lunch and learns, newsletters, and internal HR trainings
  • Assists employment legal counsel in coordination of documentation related to HR employment litigation


Assure Compliance and Adherence to Business Objectives:

  • Assists management with the execution of compliance programs, internal audits, external audits, and government audits
  • May assist management in adhering to business objectives and costs by providing data, input, review, analysis, modeling, or other information and support
  • Work with the HR Operations team to review and assist with the ongoing development, evaluation, and maintenance of documentation (e.g., Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions) to ensure complete, accurate, and up-to-date depiction of processes
  • Maintains accurate records on employee departures and severance to ensure compliance and accuracy of employee separations


Special Projects / Program Management:

  • Support major projects such as acquisitions, divestitures, or restructuring related to assigned functional area
  • Partner with other groups to coordinate service delivery strategies and processes across the organization.  Participate in, lead, or support cross-functional service center projects and ensure timely completion of assigned responsibilities within established constraints
  • May develop (or assist in the development of) and/or conduct related training programs for employees and management staff



Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • J.D., and previous employment law experience
  • 4+ years previous employment law or employee relations experience
  • Experience with investigations
  • Experience with an HR information system (e.g., PeopleSoft, case management system)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • HR experience in a financial services organization


FINRA Registrations Required:

  • Not Applicable

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

Company info

BNP Paribas
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Company Profile
About BNP Paribas: BNP Paribas, a leading global bank in Europe with an international reach, is seeking an Employee Relations professional with experience as an employment law attorney (5+ years) to join the Human Resources department’s Employee Relations team. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

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