Jennifer Shaw is the founder of Shaw Law Group and a 2019 recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award. A well-respected expert in employment law for more than 25 years, employers rely on Jennifer to counsel them on a broad range of employment law issues. Jennifer’s practical advice covers a wide array of employment law subjects including wage-hour compliance, anti-discrimination and harassment policies and procedures, reasonable accommodation/leave of absence issues, and hiring/separation processes. She is a trusted adviser to in-house counsel, HR professionals, and leadership across a broad spectrum of public sector and private sector employers.
Jennifer also offers considerable expertise in conducting neutral investigations for employers. She frequently is engaged to assist with challenging and high-profile matters.
Jennifer has developed a national reputation for developing and conducting innovative, effective training for executives, management and non-supervisory employees. She uses case studies, audience participation, and storytelling to bring employment law to life. Through private, on-site sessions, open public sessions, and webinars, she trains thousands of people each year. Jennifer also trains and coaches senior executives on an individual basis.
Jennifer regularly authors articles on employment law, is often quoted in publications, and has appeared on radio and television as a subject matter expert.
An active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Legal and Legislative Group of the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, Jennifer also belongs to the Association of Workplace Investigators.
Jennifer is the founder of 100+ Women Who Care Sacramento Valley, a local giving circle, and is active in many pro bono activities.
On the weekends you can find Jennifer: Playing with her daughter and enjoying the sunshine!
J.D. summa cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
Certifications, Memberships, and Awards:
Named to Northern California Super Lawyers List, 2009-2019
Best of the Bar 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019
Among highest-rated speakers at annual SHRM Conferences since 2009
Rated AV 5.0 (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
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