Human Resources Generalist

Abita Brewing Company

Abita Springs, LA, USA

Full time


Apr 24

The Human Resource Generalist manages the day-today operations of the Human Resources office. The HR Generalist manages the administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs. The HR Generalist carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment/selection, classification, disciplinary matters, disputes and investigations, training and development, benefits, payroll, personnel administration, compliance and recognition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists managers and supervisors with employee issues. Assists in generating documentation of events, recommendations, and outcome of handling employee issues.
  • Creates and facilitates the process of Personnel Change Notices. Verifies appropriate signatures, compensation data, other information that is necessary and completion of requisitions.
  • Handles routine inquiries concerning policies, payroll, benefits and employment verification, promptly and accurately.
  • Advises managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, benefit and compensation policies and personnel procedures.
  • Assists employees with issues regarding co-workers, supervisors, and managers. Acts a liaison to mediate employee issues. 
  • Completes employee separation documentation and exit interviews. 
  • Maintains all personnel records including filing into employee personnel files and scanning into electronic files.
  • Keeps up to date with changes in state and federal record-keeping requirements and ensures company compliance with federal and state laws including reporting requirements.
  • Maintains the RF badge security system and responds to employee problems.
  • Compiles and maintains statistical reporting for senior management, managers and supervisors.
  • Assists with policy formulation and administration.
  • Assists with employee appreciation events, including birthday and anniversary celebrations.
  • Delivers effective communications to employees through texts and emails, and updates the digital communication board weekly.
  • Participates in HR special projects as required and needed.
  • Meets with management and supervisors to identify personnel needs, job specifications, job duties, qualifications and skills.
  • Facilitates company recruitment program and all that it encompasses: posting openings, reviewing applications, setting up interviews, testing, completing background checks and carrying out the hiring policy.
  • Completes initial screening of applicants before recommending to hiring manager.
  • Facilitates hiring paperwork & programs including PCN, offer letter, updating Applicant Tracking tool, and reference check on new hire, etc.
  • Conducts new employee orientation upon hire.
  • Administers the employee insurance plans and all that it encompasses including open enrollment, life event changes, new hire enrollment, eligibility status and maintains all records.
  • Assists with all aspects of Open Enrollment. Assists with determination of benefits, creating and organizing instructions for employees, forms, benefit information and training.
  • Administers FMLA for all employees, processes FMLA paperwork, and provides data as needed.
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of all benefit plans offered as well as governmental rules and regulations affecting employee benefit programs.
  • Conducts and/or organizes training on all benefits.
  • Compiles all payroll data and submits for processing to payroll vendor, including other pay compensation and adjustments. Reviews records for accuracy and contacts managers regarding discrepancies.
  • Reviews and processes Personnel Change Notices (PCN).
  • Maintains payroll database.
  • Reviews and processes garnishments.
  • Processes Year End payroll including W-2’s and annual reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job effectively. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State wage and hour laws.
  • Knowledge of HR and Payroll software systems.
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work ethically and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Knowledge of computers (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and organizational skills.

Abita Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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