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Human Resources Business Partner, Legal HR

Company: Dentons Canada
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Chicago, IL, US New York, NY, US Washington DC, DC, US Short Hills, NJ, US New York, NY, US Apr 11, 2023 Dentons US LLP is currently recruiting for a Human Resources Business Partner - Legal. The Human Resources Business Partner will serve as the primary and secondary HR Contact for Senior Director, Practice Management. On-going professional interaction and communication with all HR department and Firm personnel is essential for success in this role. This is a hybrid position, with a schedule of three days in the office and two days working remotely. Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary HR contact for Senior Director, Practice Management and secondary contact for Senior Director, Practice Management.
  • Work with the office managing partners, practice group leaders and practice directors, as well as Senior Manager, Employee Relations, to address and resolve employee relations issues for respective practice groups.
  • Along with other members of US HR Legal team, support lawyer and professional annual performance review process, including administration of performance evaluations, collection of feedback, and follow-up discussions with practice group leader and practice directors regarding the performance and goals of same.
  • Manage the compensation administration, including analysis of, associate, staff associate and professional compensation, research of external market data and collaboration with practice group leaders, practice directors to determine salaries and bonuses for staff associates and professionals within respective practice groups.
  • Oversee the Lawyer/Professional departure, transfer and status change process, including ensuring that reclass letters are drafted, signed and that notices are issued.
  • Manage employee relations/performance management of all Associates, Staff Associates, Professionals within respective practice groups.
  • Manage the set-up of Partner/Counsel/IC self-reviews and interview notes processes including the creation of e-Binders for the DUS Board.
  • Work with other US HR managers on department-wide initiatives.
  • Support the HR Legal team with special projects. Experience & Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree required.
    • Minimum of 5-7 years in a similarly structured HR Business Partner role, preferably within the legal industry. -
    • Professional demeanor, strong attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
    • Knowledge of state and federal labor laws and regulations throughout the US.
    • Ability to influence, coach and work with partners as well as all levels of management.
    • Highly comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment in where flexibility and resourcefulness are valued.
    • Familiarity with MS Office applications; previous experience with SAP, viDesktop and DocuSign applications a plus. - Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. About Dentons Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including -Nextlaw , Dentons' innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.

Keywords: Dentons Canada, Chicago , Human Resources Business Partner, Legal HR, Human Resources , Chicago, Illinois

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