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BASF Leave of Absence Counselor - Florham Park, NJ in Florham Park, New Jersey

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team— (especially from within), through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2020. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Leave of Absence Counselor – Florham Park, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens…..

The Leave of Absence Counselor provides the confidential intake and management of Leaves of Absence and disability claims for Management Represented and Union employees (U.S. and Canada). This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring accurate and timely pay, status updates, case documentation, regulatory compliance on Federal and State leaves, notifications, and communications to appropriate parties (e.g., payroll, site medical contacts, supervisors, HR Managers, employee).

Formula for Success…….

  • Leveraging your Leave of Absence administration experience in an HR shared service environment, you will impart your demonstrated ability to manage and maintain confidential and sensitive information and provide a positive experience as you counsel and provide timely updates to employees, supervisors, and Human Resources Managers

  • Your broad understanding of various leave types (e.g., State/Federal FMLA, FLA, CFRA, ADA short-/long-term disability) will be a valued asset as you determine eligibility and appropriate benefits

  • You will rely on your excellent communication skills to interact with employees regarding their needs for leave and/or modified work schedules, ensuring sound understanding of their responsibilities and of any documentation and notice required to qualify for a leave

  • Your knowledge of processes, systems and the downstream impact of data and your sound judgement will help you establish:

  • Accurate documentation of disability and FML leaves (telephonic) in the Case Management System

  • Well documented system triggers, notifications, communications and diaries

  • Utilization of clinical duration management tools and refer for clinical reviews

  • Timely and accurate processing of all leaves and disability claims

  • Timely and accurate notifications to Data management and Payroll to ensure appropriate pay, status and benefits.

  • The facilitation of return to work scheduling with employees, managers and, site medical contacts

  • Maintained and updated employee records for terminations, benefit reconciliations and audit purposes

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF , you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: HRES - Human Resources

Organization: GBW/UH-S-Corporate HR Services-63000006

Title: Leave of Absence Counselor - Florham Park, NJ

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 2002686