A former human resources function leader and employment litigator with trial experience, Susan Kline is dedicated to helping employers take practical, effective and balanced action in HR legal matters to promote the organization’s overall business interests. Susan helps clients manage employment-related matters by providing counseling, training, and policy advice and review services on issues such as leave and disability management, workforce restructurings, human resources processes, employee discipline and discharge, and employment agreements.
Human Resources and Business Experience
Susan previously worked as a chief financial officer and vice president of human resources for a trade association and its for-profit subsidiary, which included providing human resources management support for the association's member organizations. She gained hands-on experience in such matters as supervisor training; employee performance management, discipline and discharge; employee complaint resolution, and best-practices personnel policies and procedures. In addition to her practical experience in law and HR, Susan holds a Masters of Business Administration degree and has experience as a certified public accountant.
Employment Law Compliance
Susan has assisted employers with planning and implementing large and small-scale workforce restructurings, conducting complex investigations, working through difficult issues of discipline and discharge and leave and disability management, and creating comprehensive skills development programs to help human resources professionals stay on top of their games. Susan has supported multiple large, national employers in addressing complex performance management challenges, including over 100 high-risk corrective actions and separations, involving consideration of leave and disability issues, contractual provisions, non-competition agreement restrictions, compliance concerns and threatened litigation.
Human Resources Trainer
Susan trains employers on topics such as preventing sexual harassment by maintaining a workplace environment of respect, employment law compliance for supervisors, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), workplace violence, and other hot topics in employment law.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Susan W. Kline