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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

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

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November 8, 2018
Daily Journal

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

October 20, 2017
SHRM

Susan Groff Explains Steps Employers Can Take During a Natural Disaster

October 20, 2017

Susan Groff explains how employers can observe wage and hour laws and state leave laws during a natural disaster in "Tips for Complying with California Employment Laws During the Wildfires," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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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

October 1, 2018

New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Non-Supervisors

October 1, 2018

California employers with at least five employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees in California by January 1, 2020. Since 2005, employers with at least 50 employees have been required to train and educate all personnel in supervisory positions... 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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California Legal Update Webinar Series

October 13, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM PST

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California Expands Upon Lactation Accommodation Requirements
November 2, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1976, expanding California employer obligations respective to employee lactation accommodation. Read More

California Expands Upon Lactation Accommodation Requirements
November 2, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1976, expanding California employer obligations respective to employee lactation accommodation. Read More

California Law Pushes Virtue of Diversity Requiring Females on Boards of Directors
October 4, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill 826 into law which requires publicly-held corporations with principal executive offices in California to have a certain number of females on their boards of directors. The new law sets forth phased requirements for these corporations. Read More