Mocean Los Angeles , CA 90001
The HR Manager has primary responsibility for managing payroll and benefits. Is the first-line liaison for employees regarding payroll, benefits and policy inquiries. Manages LOAs in compliance with regulations. Provides on/off-boarding and participates in HR-related projects.
Prepare and process bi-weekly payroll for salaried and hourly, full-time and temporary employees
Ensure accuracy of data entry while meeting federal, state and local wage and hour compliance.
Process all payroll changes including adjustments, increases, benefit deductions, 401k contributions, new hires and terminations.
Prepare and process manual checks including bonuses and calculation of final pay.
Partner with third-party payroll provider to investigate and answer all payroll-related questions in a timely manner and determine the appropriate action.
Maintain current and accurate personnel records and files, including I-9 compliance.
Upload and/or manually enter data across multiple systems as part of the regular process.
On-board new hires, including freelancers, ensuring all paperwork and on-boarding steps are followed and complete.
Oversee the preparation of offer letters, separation letters, background checks, new hire documentation, etc.
Train employees on procedures related to weekly time reporting and timesheet submissions.
Develop and deliver employee education sessions to help employees understand our benefit offerings, policies and programs, and ensure theyre maximizing the offerings available to them.
Conduct exit interviews and prepare exit packets for departing employees.
Manage Leave of Absences, STD and EDD claims, workers compensation in compliance with federal state and local regulations. Ensure proper disability/leave information is provided in a timely and compliant manner. Work closely with employees on options and planning of upcoming and ongoing LOAs.
Ensure proper compliance with labor laws including wage and hour regulations, FMLA, COBRA, ADA and EEO, unemployment compensation, workers compensation and other applicable local, state and federal laws.
Responsible for managing internal Wellness program including program recommendations, employee communication, implementing programs and budget management.
Participates in the creation, planning and implementation of employee morale and culture events, in conjunction with facilities team.
Assist with recruitment when needed.
Supervise HR Coordinator.
Minimum 3 years payroll processing experience for a mid-sized, non-exempt workforce
Prior experience within a fast-paced creative environment
Command of payroll best practices with in-depth understanding of wage and hour rules and regulations
Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations (COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, CFRA, PDL, PFL, ADA and ACA)
Strong work ethic with the ability to work in a collaborative manner
Ability to produce error-free work through constant quality control with a meticulous attention to detail
Must be technically savvy with strong MS Office skills (Excel), experience navigating and updating systems and enjoy creating streamlined processes to improve efficiency
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Friendly, flexible and approachable communication style
Strong multi-tasking and organization skills
Previous experience managing the preparation, QC and distribution of W-2s
Bachelors degree in business, HR or equivalent combination of education and experience
Previous experience within the marketing, advertising, entertainment or creative industry a plus.