• Location: Longwood, Florida
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #3901
  • Salary: $65,000

NextPath Career Partners is currently seeking a HR Generalist – Employee Relations and Leave Management to join our client’s team in Orlando, FL. This is an onsite, direct hire position.

SALARY: $65-$85K (depending on experience)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or equivalent experience.
  • MUST HAVE: Experience working with multi-state employees. (Experience with California employees required)
  • Proven experience in leave management or a related HR function, with a strong understanding of federal and state leave laws, including FMLA, ADA, and state-specific leave laws.
  • 3-5+ years proficiency in HRIS and payroll software systems.
  • Experience in the construction industry is a PLUS
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making abilities, with the capacity to assess complex situations and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with tact and diplomacy.


  • Address employee grievances, complaints, and conflicts in a timely and confidential manner.
  • Investigate employee relations issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, or policy violations, and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Mediate disputes between employees or between employees and management to promote resolution and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Interpret and apply HR policies, procedures, and employment laws to ensure consistency and fairness in employee relations decisions.
  • Collaborate with management to develop and implement policies and procedures related to employee conduct, performance management, and disciplinary actions.
  • Provide guidance and training to managers and supervisors on effective employee relations practices and compliance with HR policies and regulations.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement, morale, and retention.
  • Conduct exit interviews and analyze turnover data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement in employee relations practices.
  • Collaborate with management to address issues impacting employee satisfaction and retention, such as workload, career development, and work-life balance.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, including EEO, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA.
  • Keep abreast of changes in employment law and proactively advise management on potential risks and compliance requirements.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Manage the entire leave process, from initial request to return to work, ensuring timely and accurate administration of all types of leave.
  • Review and process leave requests, including medical certifications and documentation, in accordance with company policies and applicable laws.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain leave policies and procedures that comply with federal, state, and local regulations, as well as company standards.
  • Stay informed about changes in leave laws and regulations, such as FMLA, ADA, and state-specific leave laws, and update policies accordingly.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employees requesting leave, providing information, guidance, and support throughout the leave process.
  • Educate employees on their rights and responsibilities related to leave entitlements, including eligibility criteria, notification requirements, and documentation procedures
  • Communicate leave policies, procedures, and requirements to employees, managers, and HR staff through various channels, including employee handbooks, training sessions, and one-on-one consultations.
  • Conduct training sessions for managers and supervisors on their roles and responsibilities in managing employee leave and ensuring compliance with leave policies.
  • Coordinate leave management efforts with other HR functions, such as benefits administration, payroll, and employee relations, to ensure seamless integration of leave-related processes.

NextPath is a candidate centric recruiting firm focused on your career goals to help you find your next path! Our team of professional recruiters have over 80 years of combined experience to help you navigate a job change. Our clients span local and national with roles in sales, creative, marketing, and staffing on a direct, contract-to-perm, and contract (project) basis.
If the position above doesn’t appear to fit, we do have a host of clients with roles that could be a match and not every position will be posted. Feel free to reach out to find a better match by emailing your resume to apply@nextpathcp.com for a recruiter to engage.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 
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