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MidAmerican Energy Company Human Resources Compliance Director in Des Moines, Iowa

*Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)


This position is responsible for the human resources compliance function for Berkshire Hathaway Energy. This includes responsibility for human resources policy and codes of conduct, human resources compliance, management of the ethics and compliance hotline and providing legal guidance for human resource matters. This director works with Berkshire Hathaway Energy business unit human resources and business leaders on employee relations support needs.

Plans, directs and coordinates human resources compliance activities for Berkshire Hathaway Energy to ensure the creation and administration of business unit human resources policy is in compliance with the company code of business conduct and all applicable local, state and federal statutes and regulations. Reviews, evaluates and updates Berkshire Hathaway Energy human resources policy for changes in federal, state and local statutes, regulations and best practices. Approves and conducts training upon request on Berkshire Hathaway Energy policies. (e.g., code of business conduct and sexual harassment.) Leads compliance activities regarding HR self-audit of human resource practices and policies, as requested, at business platforms to ensure compliance with all policy, laws and regulations. (30%)

Plans, directs, coordinates and issues regular reports to senior management for all activities connected to the ethics and compliance hotline. Acts as liaison to the director of internal audit for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and directs the assignment of investigations of ethics reports filed with assigned third-party vendors. (20%)

Provides consultation and advice for human resources compliance activities regarding applicable employment law requirements. This guidance includes, but is not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); Fair Labor Standards Administration (FLSA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Provides support for benefits, compensation, staffing, payroll and training as changes occur in the statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to policies and procedures within their areas of responsibility to ensure compliance is maintained on an ongoing basis. (20%)

Manages the drug and alcohol training, testing program and procedures. Updates programs and manages effective testing and training. Manages vendor relations, audit activity and responses to inquiries from various state agencies. Coordinates with business platforms to track and report monthly and year-to-date status of corporate drug and alcohol testing processes. (15%)

Provides legal advice and consultation to senior management, human resources leaders and others regarding employment law matters to mitigate risk in response to internal complaints, charges of discrimination or litigation. Supervises fact finding activities associated with claims, including preparing for witness interviews; document review; research. Prepares company position statements in response to charges of discrimination, represents the company in defense of charges of discrimination, compliance reviews and inquiries at the administrative agency level. Coordinates with outside counsel on the management of litigation as assigned. (15%)

Maintains a preparedness to assist in response to labor organizing activities. (0-5%)

Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0-5%)

Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, communications or a related field.

Juris doctorate required.

Eight years of experience in handling employment law matters, employee relations, compliance, policy development and processes related to the enforcement of best practices.

Advanced leadership and interpersonal skills to direct the activities of individuals and/or teams toward the accomplishment of goals.

Project management skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently; must have long-term planning skills to establish policies, programs, systems and processes to support and contribute to completion of company goals.

Current knowledge and understanding of employment law and employment law regulations.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel and Outlook in the creation of and maintenance of internal and external communications, legal documents and general correspondence documents.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: *Human Resources

Organization: *Corp - Human Resources

Title: Human Resources Compliance Director

Location: IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID: 1901309

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