Avery Dennison Leave of Absence and Workers' Comp Specialist in Glendale, California

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company's applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com

Job Description

  • Main point of contact with LOA administrator service providers (UNUM, Broadspire)

  • Main point of contact for all leave of absence escalation activity

  • Provides expert assistance to all sites regarding management of FMLA, disability, and workers comp.

  • Works in partnership with director and members of H&W team, site management, HR, EH&S, Risk Management, nurses, and all internal and external customers to ensure effective management of leave of absence program, and workers’ compensation.

  • Provide LOA policy counsel to HR and Management

  • Support employee understanding of LOA, WC, and disability programs- including CA SDI

  • Work with third party vendor to ensure appropriate management and monitoring of Worker Compensation claims. Collaborate with workers compensation vendor, attorneys, and adjustors to investigate and resolve claims. Coordinate approvals for settlement offers. Gather relevant data as requested for all hearings, arbitrations

  • Work with HR and Management on determining accommodations

  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners on store safety programs

  • Oversee vacation and sick pay policies, including compliance with local ordinances

  • Ensure benefits for employees on LOA are appropriately transitioned, process enrollments/terminations, conduct premium and enrollment audits, respond to employee queries

  • Build and distribute standardized reports, produce ad-hoc reports as needed

This role may also operate from our Mentor, OH facility if this would be the hired candidate's preference.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience

  • Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) by the the Disability Management Employer Coalition is desired but not mandatory

  • Be familiars with legislative requirements related to leave of absence

  • 5+ years of experience in Workers Compensation, Leave of Absence administration, Benefits administration or HR generalist role

  • Experience administering FMLA, CFRA, Military, Pregnancy disability, Parental and personal leaves; Knowledge of FMLA and ADA requirements

  • Experience administering Health and Welfare benefits

  • Experience with vendor management

  • High attention to detail and customer service oriented, desired

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and build relationships

  • Excellent organization and time management skills

  • Self-motivated and ability to work well within a fast paced environment with strict deadlines

  • Strong Analytical/Problem solving abilities

  • Experience with PeopleSoft, HR/Payroll or ADP Vantage desirable

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled