Global HR Compliance Manager

About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 200,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

We are building our People team at Gusto and are looking for our first Global HR Compliance Manager. 

At Gusto, we’ve been intentional about setting strong company values and fostering a safe, inclusive, and ethical culture. Our strong, values-driven culture is at the heart of everything we do at Gusto, and we prioritize our people, our People policies, and the way we interact with each other.  As we continue to scale and grow, it’s important that our policies are strong, our processes are clear, and our training and education programs help Gusties have positive interactions and experiences with their co-workers and customers. 

As the Global HR Compliance Manager for Gusto, you will be part of a central team that works to ensure that Gusto is a compliant, respectful, and inclusive workplace for everyone. The Global HR Compliance Manager will assist with employment-related compliance projects and programs, focusing on improving People policies, processes, and practices to ensure compliance and alignment with Gusto values. 

This work requires deep expertise in HR compliance for both full-time employees and contingent workers; superb in-person, verbal, and written communication skills; experience researching federal and state employment laws and regulations and translating that information for a global audience; and a trust-based leadership style that fosters confidence and collaboration with cross-functional partners. 

What it is like to Work with Gusto

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Monitor the complex and rapidly changing landscape of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations;
  • Identify compliance issues, recommend solutions that work at a global scale, and own and execute those solutions in partnership with appropriate cross-functional teams;
  • Execute external regulatory reports/filings, including those associated with the EEOC and state agencies (such as the California DFEH);
  • Oversee all aspects of the contingent workforce program, including managing vendor relationships and identifying areas of risk;
  • Own oversight and governance of the Managed Service Provider relationship, with an eye toward procedural improvements for the procurement strategy and operation of extended workers; 
  • Own program management of various HR processes and regulatory requirements, including those related to an extended workforce; 
  • Be a stakeholder in implementing supplier diversity principles in vendor relationships; 
  • Develop trainings and reference materials on important HR Compliance issues for the People team and relevant stakeholders.

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of combined or relevant HR compliance and/or extended workforce experience at a global company; 
  • Previous people manager experience;
  • Ability to manage long-term, multi-layered projects;
  • An understanding of equitable practices and intersectionality;
  • Proven ability to influence and advise on a wide range of HR compliance and contingent workforce issues;
  • Experience in evaluating data and turning that data into actionable insights to support long-term company strategy;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build collaborative working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment, adjust readily to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change with composure;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication combined with the ability to think innovatively.

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $107,000 – $132,000 in Denver & most remote locations, and $130,000 – $161,000 for San Francisco & New York. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home with us.

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Our company considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 

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