Leave Administration Specialist

Location : Location
US-CA-Los Angeles
Additional Location(s)
US-CA-Costa Mesa | US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Menlo Park
Human Resources
Work Arrangement
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $75,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $95,000.00/Yr.
Position Type
Job ID

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.  

About the Role

The Leave Administration Specialist is an integral part of Latham’s Human Capital & Talent team. This role will be responsible for leave of absence cases, the administration and management of leave of absence policies, and case management workflow, while utilizing the tools provided to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and firm policies. This role will be located in either our Global Services Office in Downtown Los Angeles, Orange County office, San Diego office, San Francisco office, or Silicon Valley office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence. 

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:


  • Communicating with employees regarding their needs for leave and/or modified work schedules, while ensuring employees are aware of their responsibilities and of any documentation and notice required to qualify for and to take leave
  • Providing education and support to supervisors, managers, Human Resources, and others to assist with the management of protected absences and accommodations
  • Advising supervisors and management of observed trends, unanswered requests, potential problems, or critical issues in order to troubleshoot problem areas before they escalate and interfere with benefit efforts
  • Monitoring the workflow and coordination of Leave of Absence assignments
  • Coordinating and promoting other benefit programs (i.e. medical, life insurance, group legal, and work/life program) with Global Benefits & Well-Being, and determining which programs may be beneficial based on the type of leave


We’d love to hear from you if you:


  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of the terms and conditions of all health and welfare plans, specifically state disability laws and FMLA, to ensure the proper administration by insurers and vendors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of compensation and benefits practices
  • Display strong communication, customer service, and analytical skills


And have:


  • A high school diploma or equivalent, preferably a Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of one (1) year of relevant work experience
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related leave management and accommodation experience, preferably  

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:


  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!


Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.


Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.


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Pay Range

USD $75,000.00 - USD $95,000.00 /Yr.


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