Senior Human Resources Generalist – Restaurant Group

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 05/29/2019 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Restaurant Division (Restaurants) Job ID: 0106-19RD Salary: $70,000 - $80,000

Senior Human Resources Generalist
Growing Restaurant Group - Apply Today!

For years we have been trendsetters in the Southern California area and the Fast Casual industry. We have grown from a couple local hangouts into operating dozens of stores across the region. The key to our success over the years has been our dedication to quality. While other chains have lost sight of that to cut costs, we understand what our guests look for when choosing to dine out and make sure every meal is crafted perfectly. With new menu items added and a diverse selection of spirits to choose from, we aim to please any taste pallet. Featuring a chef driven menu prepared in a scratch kitchen, this restaurant group has been recognized with multiple awards. With over four dozen locations and growing at a pace of over 10+ new locations per year, this is the Fast Casual restaurant group to take your career to the next level!

Job Title: Senior Human Resources Generalist
Job Description: The start of this position will be a Home Office-based position. We're looking to build out an Orange County field office by the end of 2019. The Senior HR Generalist will spend 75% of the time in the field at our restaurants dealing with HR issues. Some time will be spent at the home office doing paperwork/projects. The Senior Human Resource Generalist will be responsible for performing all HR-related duties. He/She will ensure our company is in compliance with all federal, state, and local employment & benefits laws and regulations relating to health plans, 401k, ACA, etc. Specific knowledge and experience with ACA compliance is desired. The Senior Human Resource Generalist will respond to employee and management questions/concerns about all matters relating to benefits. This individual will review, process, and maintain all benefit enrollments and changes in our Payroll/HRIS system. Developing and maintaining our Affirmative Action program along with filing EEO-1 reports are another important part of the HR Generalist role. The person in this Senior Human Resource Generalist role will work with our restaurants to ensure compliance with Worker’s Compensation procedures along with researching & investigating safety incidents and ways to avoid any further issues. Our Senior HR Generalist must be quick to respond to employee relation issues (i.e. harassment allegations, employee complaints, etc.) and respond to any EEOC or NLRB charges if they arise.


  • 5 years of HR Generalist Experience
  • 3-5 years of progressive Human Resources within a restaurant environment preferred
  • PHR Certification Preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in various PC applications including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or equivalent work experience
  • Must have extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal laws & regulations concerning employment (discrimination, harassment, wages, etc.)
  • Outstanding oral, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees, from Executive-level to hourly-level
  • Computer proficiency and experience in converting hard copy files into more efficient systems

Apply Now - Senior Human Resources Generalist in Irvine, California!

Rob Dallaire, CPC
Franchise Partner | Restaurant Division

Rob Dallaire attended MSU where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management.  Throughout Rob's management career, he has been fortunate enough to work for some top level companies in the industry such as Houston's, Champps, Hard Rock Cafe, and PF Chang's / Pei Wei. Rob made the transition over to the recruiting side of the business with Gecko Hospitality in 2005.  Rob is responsible for the Southern California area for Gecko Hospitality.  When not working, Rob likes to spend as much time as possible being outside enjoying the lifestyle that Southern California offers, spending time with his 3 daughters. Rob is big MI State and Detroit sports fan.

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