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Susan E. Groff

Principal
Los Angeles

P 213-689-0404
F 213-689-0430
Susan.Groff@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Susan E. Groff is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She advises and counsels management on various employment related issues and is Co-Leader of the California Advice and Counsel Resource Group.

Ms. Groff advises employers on complying with federal and California requirements for disability accommodation and protected leaves of absence.

She also counsels employers on a host of other employment issues, including wage and hour laws, harassment and discrimination complaints, workplace investigations, reductions in force, and discipline and termination questions. Ms. Groff further conducts training and seminars on employment related issues, including sexual harassment prevention training.

Furthermore, Ms. Groff has extensive experience exclusively representing employers in labor and employment disputes. She has defended employers in employment litigation, including actions involving sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, and disability, wrongful termination, and wage and hour matters, including class actions. Ms. Groff has litigated matters from inception through the appellate stage before California state and federal courts and represents employers in proceedings before state and federal administrative agencies and tribunals.

Honors and Recognitions

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

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January 7, 2019
Corporate Counsel

Susan Groff Discusses New California Laws Requiring Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

January 7, 2019

Susan Groff discusses California's newly implemented requirements to provide interactive sexual harassment training to all California-based workers in "Companies With California Employees Face New Harassment Training Requirements in 2019," published by Corporate Counsel.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

November 8, 2018
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Susan Groff and Ariel Beverly Author "Talent Agencies Required to Provide Anti-Harassment and Eating Disorder Related Education Under New Law"

November 8, 2018

Susan Groff and Ariel Beverly author "Talent Agencies Required to Provide Anti-Harassment and Eating Disorder Related Education Under New Law," published by the Daily Journal.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

October 15, 2018
The National Law Journal

Susan Groff Discusses Trends in Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

October 15, 2018

Susan Groff discusses trends in mandatory sexual harassment training after the #MeToo movement inspires progressive legislatures to revisit workplace training programs in "Watching the 'Bandwagon Effect' for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training," published by The National Law Journal. Read More

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September 13, 2019

California Worker Misclassification Bill Closer to Enactment

September 13, 2019

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would require workers to be classified as employees if the employer exerts control over how the workers perform their tasks or if their work is part of the employer’s regular business. Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) passed by a vote of 61-16 in the Assembly. Governor Gavin Newsom has stated his... Read More

October 2, 2018

California Restricts Confidentiality Provisions Concerning Information Related to Sexual Harassment

October 2, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills into law that restrict employers in the securement of non-disclosure, release, and non-disparagement agreements that attempt to limit parties in discussing sexual harassment-related factual information. Senate Bill 820 (SB 820) Settlement agreements that prevent an individual... Read More

October 1, 2018

Claims of Workplace Harassment in California to Receive Greater Protections under New Law

October 1, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2019, new California law creates several new protections for employees bringing harassment claims. Highlights of Senate Bill 1300 (SB 1300) follows: Employer Responsibility for Nonemployees SB 1300 mandates that an employer may be responsible for the acts of nonemployees with respect to any type of... Read More

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Understanding California's New Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements and Other Anti-Harassment Provisions

October 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PST

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For California Employers, Pay Equity Keeps Getting More “Comp”licated

March 30, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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New California Law Mandates Enhanced Lactation Accommodations and Significant New Penalties for Employer Non-Compliance
October 14, 2019

A new California law, Senate Bill 142 (“SB 142”), effective January 1, 2020, expands on existing Labor Code requirements for employee lactation accommodations and provides significant new consequences to employers for non-compliance.  Under pre-existing law (Cal. Read More

New California Law Mandates Enhanced Lactation Accommodations and Significant New Penalties for Employer Non-Compliance
October 14, 2019

A new California law, Senate Bill 142 (“SB 142”), effective January 1, 2020, expands on existing Labor Code requirements for employee lactation accommodations and provides significant new consequences to employers for non-compliance.  Under pre-existing law (Cal. Read More

Like EEO-1 Component 2, California Pay Data Reporting Stalls
September 23, 2019

With the future of the EEOC’s pay data collection efforts unclear, California’s effort to legislate its own race- and sex-based pay data reporting requirements likewise has stalled, for now. Read More