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Benefits Specialist Opportunity

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG Law”), a full-service regional law firm based in Roseland, NJ, is seeking a Benefits Specialist to be a critical partner in administering and optimizing our employee benefits programs. This role will have responsibility for all aspects of benefits administration, ensuring compliance with regulations while prioritizing employee satisfaction and well-being. The position is a non-exempt position that reports directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer and works in a matrixed system with other Human Resources professionals, the Chief Operating and Finance Officer, retirement plan Trustees and other firm Committees.

Responsibilities

  • Administer employee benefits programs daily, covering health, dental, vision, retirement, life, disability insurances, and wellness initiatives
  • Act as a point of contact for employee queries on benefits coverage, eligibility, and enrollment
  • Conduct monthly benefit plan audits and analyses for compliance
  • Collaborate with the CHRO, stakeholders, benefits brokers and insurers to negotiate contracts, assess plan options, and evaluate cost-effectiveness
  • Conduct annual benefits plan analyses, including benchmarking studies and utilization reviews, to gauge program effectiveness and identify areas for enhancement
  • Manage open enrollment activities, including communication preparation, information sessions and overseeing enrollment procedures in HRIS system
  • Manage annual audits of retirement plans and preparation of Forms 5500, 945 and other filings in collaboration with CHRO, other HR specialists and Plan auditors
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations such as ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, and FMLA
  • Administer retirement plans, including 401(k) and pension plans, ensuring IRS compliance and fiduciary duties
  • Develop and deliver employee education and communication initiatives to promote understanding and appreciation of benefits programs
  • Participate in leave of absence administration, including FMLA, disability, and statutory leave programs
  • Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes in employee benefits, making recommendations for benefit adjustments as necessary
  • Assist in developing and implementing HR policies and procedures related to benefits administration
  • Provide support for other HR initiatives and projects as required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in benefits administration in a professional environment
  • Proficient knowledge of employee benefits laws, regulations, and best practices
  • Experience with benefits administration software and HRIS systems; Dayforce experience is a plus
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, capable of engaging with employees across all levels
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to handle sensitive information discreetly and professionally
  • Preferred certifications: CEBS, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, or similar HR credentials

Business staff members at CSG enjoy a hybrid work model consistent with firm policy with resident office availability in the Roseland, NJ office.

We invite you to learn about our firm at www.csglaw.com. Beyond competitive benefits and a collegial environment, CSG Law is committed to providing a talent experience based upon engagement, collaboration and inclusion.

At CSG Law we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm’s two programs – the Diversity & Inclusion and Women’s Initiatives – provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities. CSG Law is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

About CSG Law

For more than 50 years, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG Law”), a full-service regional law firm with offices in New Jersey and New York, has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services. Recognized as a Regional Powerhouse by Law360 and the Law Firm of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal for the firm’s involvement in high profile matters throughout the region, CSG Law attracts private enterprises, governmental entities and individual clients seeking to benefit from practical, value-added counsel – the type of representation that leads to innovative and enduring results.

Respected problem solvers, our more than 185 attorneys play a key role on clients’ advisory teams – providing strategic guidance to individuals and organizations ranging from Fortune 10 corporations to municipalities and family-run businesses. CSG Law is uniquely positioned to maximize results through collaboration among firm members, counsel, associates and staff, each dedicated to sharing years of wisdom, knowledge and judgment to benefit the firm’s collective capabilities and client base. We are proud of our workplace culture which values the contributions of the team above all else, and our employee feedback has earned us a ranking among the Best Places to Work in New Jersey since 2020.