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Corporate Vice President Employee Relations

Company name
New York Life Insurance Company

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Hr, Clevel, Executive, Manager, 100k

Posted on
Jan 31,2019

Valid Through
May 16,2019

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A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It's a career journey you can be proud of, and you'll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses Be Good At Life. To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of


The Corporate Vice President, Employee Relations will join a team responsible for providing guidance on and directly handling employee relations matters with a focus on balancing business need and organizational risk, assisting in the design of employee related policies that are compliant with the law and align to best practices, managing complaints, and cultivating a positive and productive work environment. In addition, the team provides support to the Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs) in issues involving employee complaints, leaves and accommodations, discipline, terminations and job eliminations. 


Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:


*Provide consultative expertise on employee relations matters ranging from basic to complex or high risk.  

*Respond to and investigate employee complaints submitted directly to HR or through the Company’s Ethics Hotline.  *Partner with Leave Coordinators, UNUM and HRBPs on leaves and accommodations issues.  *Work with HRBPs and Legal department on discipline and termination issues. 

*Serve as the expert on our case management tool, DoveTail.  Includes ensuring cases are entered in a timely manner, preparing quarterly reports for compliance, training the HRBPs on the system and managing the relationship with the vendor.  *Serve as the records coordinator for Employee Relations. *Calculate severance payments for job eliminations and work with Legal and Benefits to prepare packages for notification discussions.    *Design and enhance employee related policies that are compliant with federal, state and local laws.  Stay abreast of all relevant changes to such laws and update the Employee Handbook as needed. 

*Act as key point person to respond to policy questions, provide clarification on ER processes, and communicate policy updates to the appropriate audience. *Handle special projects as needed.

Qualifications Required

*Strong knowledge and facility for interpreting and communicating employment laws and HR policy *Strong investigative skills *Strong analytical skills, with the ability to identify needs/issues quickly  *Detail oriented with very strong written and verbal communication skills *Ability to work effectively as a valuable partner with all levels of management *Strong relationship building skills and collaborative style *Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills

Ideal Candidates Should Have:

*At least seven years of experience working in Employee Relations or commensurate law firm/legal experience *Strong knowledge of employment law (EEO, FMLA, ADA, etc.) *Strong background in investigations, with an emphasis on investigations of workplace complaints preferred. *Experience developing and writing HR policy *Bachelor’s degree required, J.D. and/or Masters a plus *Strong PC skills





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New York Life Insurance Company
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Company Profile
New York Life Insurance has been providing life insurance policies in the Big Apple since it was a tiny seed. While the top mutual life insurer in the US has branched out a bit, it retains its core business: life insurance and annuities. Its products include long-term care insurance and special group policies sold through AARP and other affinity groups and professional associations. New York Life Investments' offerings include mutual funds for individuals and investment management services for institutional investors. Through New York Life International, the firm provides life policies in overseas markets. Founded in 1841, New York Life is owned by its policyholders.

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