Legal Human Resources Generalist

Job Description

Human resources works with employees to ensure that everything is being run correctly and humanely. The legal human resources generalist will be responsible for all matters of legal, including hiring and interviewing staff, going over benefits and leave, administering pay, and enforcing the company’s policies and legal practices. This position will ensure that everyone is complying with the rules of the company. 

Because this position may have to deal with violations of company policies and rules, they should have excellent communication skills and not be afraid to speak their mind. Written communication skills are also important as they will need to be writing down the offenses to keep track of each employee. Legal human resources generalists need to have an in depth understanding of legal requirements, both inside the company and outside the company, including local and federal laws.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, screen, interview, and place workers
  • Manage employee relations and related programs
  • Handle employee compensation, benefits, and training
  • Keep up-to-date employee records

Education and Background

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration, or a related field.

Skills and Proficiencies

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional and courteous with a positive attitude
  • Able to manage multiple tasks
  • Can work with minimal guidance and oversight

Compensation

According to Payscale the median annual salary of a Human Resources Generalist with

1 Year of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $40,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $43,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $50,000
  • Miami, Florida: $55,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $55,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $48,000
  • Houston, Texas: $56,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $47,000
  • New York City, New York: $70,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $48,000
  • Overall: $53,000

5 Years of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $45,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $53,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $54,000
  • Miami, Florida: $60,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $61,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $65,000
  • Houston, Texas: $65,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $65,000
  • New York City, New York: $80,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $60,000
  • Overall: $61,000

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Career Path

The career path for a Human Resources Generalist starts by first obtaining a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration, or a related field. Also, achieving certification as a Professional in Human Resources can help lay the groundwork to advance in an HR career. 

Position Trends

According to SelectHub, the employee experience will become more central in the responsibilities of Human Resources Generalists. And while some automation and artificial intelligence (AI) may coexist with Human Resources jobs, they will serve as complementary technologies. There is still a need for experienced HR professionals, and that looks to continue in the future. 

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Human Resources Generalists is projected to grow five percent through 2028. This rate is about average for overall job opportunities for all occupations. 

Typical Hours

The typical work hours for a Human Resources Specialist can be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in an office setting. 

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