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Susan E. Groff

Principal
Los Angeles

P 213-689-0404
F 213-689-0430
GroffS@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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October 20, 2017
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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

September 20, 2017
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Susan Groff Comments on California Parental Leave Bill, S.B. 63

September 20, 2017

Susan Groff comments on bill S.B. 63, that would require businesses with 20-49 employees to provide 12 weeks of job-protected parental leave to eligible workers following a child's birth, adoption or foster care placement in "California Parental Leave Bill Sent to Governor's Desk," published by SHRM. Subscription may be... Read More

May 23, 2017
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Susan Groff Discusses Employers Paying Workers to Exercise on Company Time

May 23, 2017

Susan Groff discusses Clif Bar & Company paying its employees to exercise 30 minutes a day on company time as part of its health and wellness initiative in "Fitting in Exercise on Company Time and the Company's Dime, published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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October 17, 2017

Governor Brown Has Signed 'Ban the Box' Legislation into Law for California

October 17, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, California will be the next jurisdiction to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation.  On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1008, which prohibits pre-offer inquiries regarding applicants’ conviction histories and regulates employers in their decisions to deny... Read More

September 15, 2017

California on Brink of Further Expansion of Fair Pay Protections

September 15, 2017

California’s legislature is close to passing three bills to expand the state’s fair pay laws. The bills, introduced in early 2017, were designed to expand upon, or clarify, the amended California Fair Pay Act (CFPA). The bills include: Assembly Bill (AB) 1209: To require employers with at least 500 employees in California to... Read More

February 28, 2017

Los Angeles Issues Rules and Regulations Implementing ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

February 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (“FCIHO”) went into effect on January 22, 2017. The Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA), the Designated Administrative Agency responsible for enforcing the Ordinance, has issued “Rules and Regulations” (“Regulations”) for the FCIHO. These are published on the BCA’s Office of... Read More

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

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The Amended Fair Pay Act: Next Steps for California Employers

January 6, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PST
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Obesity Discrimination Claims Allowed to Proceed Under California Law
January 10, 2018

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Obesity Discrimination Claims Allowed to Proceed Under California Law
January 10, 2018

Is obesity a disability under California law? Are a supervisor’s alleged “fat remarks” sufficient evidence of disability discrimination?  On December 21, 2017, a California Appellate Court published an extensive decision regarding obesity as a disability under California law and issued further guidance on both counts. Read More

New California Disability and Leave Laws – Are You Ready for 2018?
December 21, 2017

With the turn of the year comes a wave of new California disability and leave laws.  Employers should review their existing policies and procedures to determine if they will be in compliance with these new laws—many of which will go into effect on January 1:  To read more please visit this article at our Disability,...… Read More