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Employee Relations Sr. Specialist

Company: SunPower
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Do you want to change the world? We do, too. SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a passionate and driven team of more than 3,660 full-time employees in North America and the Philippines. SunPower provides world-class solar solutions to residential customers across the U.S. with a commitment to a superior customer experience. We welcome forward thinkers, freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy to join us. SUMMARY OF ROLE SunPower is seeking an Employee Relations, Senior Specialist to manage and oversee employee relations issues and concerns including conducting investigations timely, thorough documentation, provide recommendations, and resolve issues in a prompt and professional manner. This position is also responsible for proactively researching employment laws and regulations, recommending changes, maintaining policies, and practice compliance across multiple states. The Employee Relations, Senior Specialist will provide consultation and support on HR and employee relations topics including performance management, progressive discipline, and policy interpretation. The ideal candidate should have a deep knowledge of employment related regulations as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage competing priorities, and collaborate a cross departments with other business partners, colleagues, and legal counsel. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned): + Handles labor and employee relations matters including routine workplace investigations, policy and issue resolution, performance management, employee separations, + Promptly and thoroughly conducts and manages workplace investigations of employee complaints and grievances with systematic approach to address root causes, develop and recommend actions and countermeasures, and effectively conclude investigation by facilitating a review of the decision with appropriate stakeholders and close out of actions and countermeasures. + Manages and handles matters requiring the interpretation and application of policies and procedures to resolve issues related to labor and employee relations matters + Manages and handles matters regarding employment separations (individual and group/mass layoffs) and position eliminations and restructure. + Develops and handles non-routine leave accommodation solutions. + Handles and advises on performance management issues, including development of performance improvement actions. + Supports and coordinates responses to internal and external employment compliance audits. + Helps to build and implement policies and trainings. + Finds opportunities to improve employee relations and helps build and implement innovative solutions, programs and policies. + Improves efficiency of HRBP and HR Generalists by handling core employee relations matters directly, and by providing clear and consistent guidance and solutions + Keeps up to date on upcoming laws and regulations helping the business adjust policies, practices and procedures accordingly. RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS + Knowledge, Skills and Abilities + Identify, analyze, and resolve employee relation issues + Update and maintain the employee handbook on an ongoing basis + Maintain compliance with AA/EEO standards + Credentials and Experience + Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent work experience + 4 years' experience in Employee Relations + Experience and understanding California state labor laws and practices. + Understanding of ADA/ADAA and other leave of absences + Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point) + Demonstrated verbal, written, and investigative skills + Demonstrated interpersonal skills and attention to detail + Analytical with strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills + Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative + Knowledge of employment statutes and regulations + Knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements is a plus + SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or PHR/SPHR certification preferred Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Equal Employment Opportunity The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled (\_files/employers/eeoc\_gina\_supplement.pdf) SunPower Supports EEO Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response. NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company's obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. Flowserve will also not discriminate against an applicant or employee for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as your subject line of your email. For more information, read the Accessibility Process.

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