Senior Manager, Labour & Employment Compliance

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Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of more than 410 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 750,000 customers daily. With more than 85,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has donated and raised more than $300 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at www.walmartcanada.cawww.facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/@walmartcanada

Position Summary

This position is responsible for designing and implementing labour and employment compliance risk mitigation programs, including data systems, services and monitoring regimes that evaluate operational controls and processes, and training and awareness campaigns, all in light of evolving business needs and internal and industry data, consistent with applicable labour and employment laws and regulations.  
 

Position Responsibilities

 

  • Initiates and designs policies, guidelines, procedures and awareness campaigns to drive compliance with labour and employment laws and influence related strategy across the enterprise.  Scope includes company hiring practices, wage/hour, benefits and leave, third party workers, discrimination/harassment, workplace violence, accessibility and other employment obligations.
  • Responsible for the design and the implementation of employment compliance systems, cross-functional compliance risk identification, monitoring and assessment procedures.  Conducts and directs assessments to identify required compliance strategies and action plans for review with cross-functional teams, and provides feedback and recommendations for process controls and program improvements.
  • Establishes best practices by analyzing business objectives and needs; researching and  benchmarking industry best practices and legal requirements; understanding current practices of business units; providing direction and guidance in writing business requirement documents for system updates; developing, communicating and implementing department strategies, plans, goals and objectives; determining and securing resources; evaluating and enhancing employment processes and practices; and promoting a customer-focused environment.
  • Defines metrics and integrates them into core business metrics.  Monitors, evaluates and measures operational program processes for review with cross-functional teams in order to close compliance gaps and drive continuous improvement.
  • Monitors emerging compliance requirements, including new regulations to respond to compliance risks. 
  • Ensures that compliance programs, policies, procedures and reporting are consistent with global direction and leverages global talent and resources.
  • In partnership with counsel where appropriate, articulates corporate positions on compliance matters to regulators and external agencies and directs involvement with regulators at federal, provincial and municipal levels to ensure compliance with all legal requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining external relationships to strengthen the company’s reputation, leading regulatory outreach meetings, while ensuring that the company’s compliance programs, policies, procedures and reports are communicated in a persuasive, accurate and understandable way and that sensitive data is protected
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    Canada Walmart Division

    Compliance, Ethics and Legal

    Qualifications

    Minimum Education Required     Bachelor’s degree.
    Minimum Years of Experience Required 5 – 10 years. If a Law Degree, 5; if a CHRL 10.
     

    Licensing & Other Qualifications

    Law Degree or CHRL designation

    Accessibility

    Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.


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