Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

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Vice President Human Resources/Associate General Counsel

Vice President Human Resources/Associate General Counsel

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Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), a publicly traded corporation has opened an exclusive Vice President of Human Resources/Associate General Counsel career opportunity.  Our company is recognized by Forbes on their "Most Trustworthy Companies" list.


MCRI has to two wholly owned subsidiary properties; Atlantis Casino Resort Spa located in Reno, Nevada and Monarch Casino Black Hawk, Black Hawk Colorado.


The Vice President for Human Resources/Associate General Counsel serves as part of the senior leadership team of Monarch Casino Resorts Inc. reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer.   The incumbent will be responsible for providing overall strategic human resources support for MCRI’s properties as well as the Corporate HR Strategy (HR, Benefits, Work Comp, Risk Management, Security/Surveillance) Legal Guidance, Litigation and other Administration compliance responsibilities. 



This dynamic and highly visible opportunity will supervise two HR Directors at each property location and provide extra leadership support and oversight for the Monarch Casino Black Hawk property (Colorado) which is under active expansion and will soon evolve into a full scale luxury resort casino and spa.


Essential HR Responsibilities: 


Legal Guidance & Consultation

HR Departments

  • Leave administration
  • Consult on statute and regulation interpretation as issues arise
  • Oversight on Team Member procedures and policies for legal compliance/best practices
  • Terminations


Legal Representation in Human Resources Related Administrative Proceeding

  • General oversight on all Administrative processes
  • EEOC (Harassment and discrimination proceedings)
  • Unemployment – appeals
  • Department of Labor
  • Workers Compensation



  • Plan Design (medical plans)
  • Medical Plan interpretation, decisions and appeals
  • Affordable Care Act compliance and planning
  • Nevada Health Partners (Atlantis’ health care coalition) participation and interface
  • Quarterly Plan trending review and feedback
  • Broker interface (both properties)
  • 401(k) quarterly fiduciary meeting; preparation and custodian of minutes
  • General benefits administration oversight


Workers Compensation Administration

Partner with Risk Management and HR for review and effective administration of worker's compensation.


Update and Maintain All Personnel-Related Policy Documents

Perform annual review and monitor for changes in law and best practices to keep the Company's policies and processes current. 



Essential Associate General Counsel Responsibilities


Claims Committee Chairperson

  • Manage bi-weekly Claims Committee meeting (each property)
  • Review of pending guest claims; analysis of potential liability; approval of any informal resolution
  • Manage claim communications with claimant
  • Proactive claims management


Security/Risk Management Related Responsibilities

  • Review shift logs to issue spot for events that could give rise to liability; follow up on key events to assure proper reporting procedure, documentation, preservation of evidence, etc.
  • Monitor Safety Committee meeting minutes for issue spotting and liability
  • Provide oversight to Security Department Directors and Risk Managers to assure legal compliance and best practices to minimize liability exposure.
  • Provide oversight/assistance to Risk Managers regarding insurance-related issues.


Surveillance-Related Responsibilities

  • Review coverage of incidents with potential for creating Company liability
  • Review of all for liability issue spotting, completeness, preservation of evidence
  • Address/approve special and covert investigations to assure legal compliance
  • Provide oversight to Surveillance Department directors to assure legal compliance and best practices to minimize liability exposure.


Human Resources and Premises Liability Litigation Management

  • Assist with all processes of any personnel-related litigation matters retained in-house
  • Oversee premises liability litigation
  • Small Claims/Justice Court Litigation– represent Company on all phases of small claims matters related to personnel and guest claims issues.


Other HR/Legal Responsibilities

Assist Chief Legal Officer with general legal matters affecting the Company and any special projects requested.


Monarch Black Hawk Human Resources Ramp Up for Hotel Expansion

  • Strategize with MBH management team and HR director on recruiting, hiring, processing and training large influx of new Team Members as needed for expanded facilities.  Partner as needed on-site at MBH when opening approaches. 

Other Administrative Agencies/Processes

  • OSHA – assist Risk Manager, Facilities, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage with OSHA compliance as needed; coordinate response to any OSHA investigation; appear at administrative proceedings
  • ADA – assist Risk Manager and all Departments to maintain compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act; legal response to allegations and claims
  • County Health Department – Counsel and interaction on an as-needed basis depending on issue (past examples - food borne illnesses, asbestos, mold)


Technical/Professional Knowledge

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Bachelor’s Degree & minimum of 10 years on-point work experience ideally in a Corporate HR/Legal environment, or Casino Hotel Resort Destination, Hospitality.
  • Cooperative, positive, team-oriented spirit and approach.
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Must be computer proficient, strong knowledge of MS Office products including Excel, and HRIS administration.


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