Human Resources Manager (McGinnis Lochridge, Legal)

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The HR Manager will work closely with the firm’s ED and COO to guide and manage the overall function of HR services, policies, and programs for the firm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the effective administration of all HR functions
  • Recruit, interview, and select employees to fill vacant staff positions
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation
  • Keep records of benefit plan participation, including insurance and retirement plans; personnel transactions (hires, performance evaluations, and terminations); and employee statistics for government reporting
  • Work with management in procuring employee benefit insurance plans, and administer benefit programs, including insurance, retirement, leave, employee assistance, and anniversary recognition
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, including but not limited to ADA, ACA, EEO, FLSA, and FMLA
  • Respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs
  • Administer performance management program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within firm; educate managers on content and execution; advise managers on performance management and employee relations issues and enable them to handle future issues effectively
  • Train management in interviewing, hiring, performance management, terminations, safety, and sexual harassment
  • Conduct compensation and benefit analysis to ensure program and cost effectiveness and competitiveness within the legal market
  • Prepare and manage HR budget, monitor and control department expenditures, and reconcile and process monthly HR services invoices
  • Maintain and manage HRIS and payroll systems
  • Support assigned committees of the firm, including recruitment, diversity and inclusion, and retirement plan
  • Work closely with other managers to ensure smooth running of office and integration with firmwide culture and activities


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of ten years’ prior work experience in a similar role in a professional services environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and enterprise HRIS software
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Professional, tactful, honest, respectful, courteous, cooperative, and client-centric spirit that embraces diversity and inclusion
  • Strong leadership, collaborative, and consensus-building skills to work closely and successfully with attorneys, managers, and staff
  • Strong project management, including demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize, analyze, organize, attend to detail, follow through, delegate, and negotiate
  • Able to identify and analyze issues and problems, and recommend and implement solutions
  • Able to work well in a dynamic environment, and to respond effectively with calm, resourcefulness, and flexibility in demanding situations
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred

About McGinnis Lochridge

For more than 90 years, McGinnis Lochridge has provided legal expertise through its offices in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas. McGinnis Lochridge is the oldest Austin-based law firm and has more than 70 attorneys throughout Texas. McGinnis Lochridge provides legal counsel on business and financial matters, as well as advocacy for clients before administrative agencies, at the State Capitol, and in courthouses across Texas and throughout the Southwest. The firm serves clients in many areas, including oil and gas, electric energy, employment and labor, corporate and tax, estate and probate, technology, land and water, and real estate, among others. McGinnis Lochridge offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, paid training, parking allowance, paid leave time, and business casual work environment. Please visit for more information.

How to Apply Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to A cover letter (including salary expectation) is required, and applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. McGinnis Lochridge is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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