Our client is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our client shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces, and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people, and our communities. Our client is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion, operations in over 80 countries, and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of December 31, 2019. It has a unique brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
The Labor Relations Specialist's responsibilities include providing guidance on labor relations issues; performing duties relating to union negotiations, contract administration, grievances, and employee relations concerns. The person in this role will not provide legal advice or represent the company at legal hearings on labor issues and with labor governing bodies.
- Prepares for, conducts, or advises on collective bargaining agreement negotiations. Drafts or assists in drafting CBAs and MOUs.
- Provide guidance to managers and Human Resources on the administration of collective bargaining agreements, employee discipline, and grievance procedures.
- Draft settlement agreements, disciplinary warnings, and grievance decisions.
- Assists in the creation, administration, and implementation of the organization's labor relations programs, policies, and procedures.
- Investigates labor relations issues and assists with the coordination of appropriate responses to satisfactory resolution; may serve as a representative at hearings, grievances, and meetings regarding labor relations matters.
- Conducts training sessions on labor relations and employment-related matters, including discipline, policies, mandated work rules, EEO and Title VII, and collective bargaining agreements.
- Assists and advises business leaders and HR in new business involving union employees.
- May serve as a point of contact for outside counsel for arbitrations, litigation, and audits
- Assists the business in the event of union organizing and elections
- Investigates alleged violations of Policy, including Title VII.
- Conducts thorough investigations of complaints, which consists of interviewing complainants, witnesses and subject(s) and gathering evidence as necessary; prepares investigative reports with analysis and findings. Recommends proposed disciplinary action to address employee misconduct and oversees the disciplinary process to ensure compliance with CBA, Company policies, federal, state, and local laws and/or regulations.
Sound like you? To apply you need to be:
- Bachelor’s Degree required, with a concentration in Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Human Resource Administration or similar field preferred. JD welcomed.
- At least (3) three years of professional experience in labor and employee relations
- Must possess familiarity with employment laws and the ability to assess evidence and arrive at a fair conclusion in accordance with policies, work rules, and applicable laws.
- Knowledge of the concepts of collective bargaining and the grievance process.
- Prior experience leading or assisting with CBA negotiations.
- Ability to read and consider/apply terms of a client’s Master Service Agreement
- Must be able to work well with employees at all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers.
- Previous experience working with an hourly union employee population is required.
- Must be able to use personal computers and associated software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, and Excel.
**This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you’ll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).