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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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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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March 9, 2018

Calculating Overtime Value of Flat-Sum Bonus Must Be Based on Actual Non-Overtime Hours Worked, California High Court Holds

March 9, 2018

The California Supreme Court has held that, under state law, when an employee earns a flat sum bonus during a pay period, the overtime pay rate will be calculated using the actual number of non-overtime hours worked by the employee during the pay period. Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp., 2018 Cal. LEXIS 1123 (Cal. Mar. 5, 2018). In so... Read More

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

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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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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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California Clarifies Ambiguous Language of Salary History Ban
July 27, 2018

California has enacted new legislation aimed at clarifying its law banning an employer from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history information. Assembly Bill 168 (codified as Labor Code Section 432.3) prohibits employers from seeking salary history of applicants for employment. Read More

California Clarifies Ambiguous Language of Salary History Ban
July 27, 2018

California has enacted new legislation aimed at clarifying its law banning an employer from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history information. Assembly Bill 168 (codified as Labor Code Section 432.3) prohibits employers from seeking salary history of applicants for employment. Read More

Pending California Legislation Alert! Senate Bill 937 Seeks to Require California Employers to Provide Lactation Facilities in the Workplace
July 18, 2018

If passed, California Senate Bill 937: Lactation Accommodation, will require employers to provide a lactation room, or location, in close proximity to the employee’s work space, and it must include prescribed features such as access to a sink and refrigerator. Read More