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Jennifer Kramer

Jennifer Kramer

CO-Managing Partner
location

3600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1908
Los Angeles, CA 90010

phone

213-310-8301

Jennifer Kramer is the co-managing partner at Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP. Her practice focuses on complex employment litigation in state and federal courts. She has served as lead counsel on class and multiple plaintiff actions, as well as regularly representing individual employees. Jen has prosecuted class actions on behalf of retail salespeople, security guards, hotel and restaurant employees, valets, chauffeur drivers, agricultural workers, construction workers, laborers, airline service employees, cable company employees, truck drivers, produce workers, garment workers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation center staff, and newspaper employees. She also has significant exposure in the areas of wage and hour violations; harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace; workplace privacy; unfair competition; and whistleblowing.

Jen is a member of the State Bar of California, licensed to practice in all state courts and the Central and Northern District federal courts as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. She is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, California Employment Lawyers Association (serving as the co-chair of the CELA Wage & Hour Committee from 2017-2019 and as a member of the Executive Board from 2019 to the present), Los Angeles County Bar Association, Desert Bar Association, Legal Eagles for Truth Justice and the American Way, Trial Lawyers Charities of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and the National Lawyers Guild. She has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters in the area of Plaintiff’s Employment Litigation and Employment & Labor Law. Jen was also named to SuperLawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys of Southern California in 2024. Jen also frequently speaks on topics related to employment law at bar events, know your rights events, on podcasts, and in response to journalists’ inquiries. Most recently, she has served as an advocate for the #PUH (Pay Up Hollywood) movement.

When she is not advocating on behalf of California’s employees, Jen will be found in her garden, prized for its collection of California native plants.

Jen is a frequent speaker on a range of topics, including:

  • Refining Your Wage and Hour Practice (California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2010)
  • Less Common Misclassification Cases (California Employment Lawyers Association Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar, 2012)
  • Case Updates (California Employment Lawyers Association Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar, 2016)
  • Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law: Wage and Hour (Los Angeles County Bar Association Seminar, 2017)
  • Who is Liable for Wage Theft? (California Employment Lawyers Association Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar, 2018)
  • Employment Law Legislative Update (Pasadena Bar Association, 2019)
  • Case Law Update (California Employment Lawyers Association Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar, 2020)
  • Client Management (Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Seminar, 2020)
  • Employment Law Legislative Update (Pasadena Bar Association, 2020)
  • California Wage & Hour Update (Los Angeles County Bar Association Annual Employment Law Symposium, 2021)
  • Case Law Update (California Employment Lawyers Association Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar, 2021)
  • Employment Law Legislative Update (Pasadena Bar Association, 2021)
  • Defending Defamation: When Your #MeToo Client Gets Sued (California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2021)
  • An In-Depth Analysis of AB51: Where Do We Stand Now… (Los Angeles County Bar Association Saturday Seminar, 2021)
  • Weaponizing Defamation Law to Silence #MeToo Claims (University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2022)
  • Your Employment Handbook May Be Illegal (and Could Land You in Court) (SoCal LERA Annual Conference, 2022)
  • Case Law Update (California Employment Lawyers Association Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar, 2022)
  • Wage Update (Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Annual Conference, 2022)
  • Employment Law Legislative Update (Pasadena Bar Association, 2022)
  • Employment Law Update (California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2022)

Education

University of San Francisco

  • Juris Doctor, 1999

University of Michigan

  • B.A., History & Political Science, 1993

Activities & Affiliations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) – Current Executive Board Member; Former Co-Chair Wage & Hour Committee (2017-2019)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)

Awards & Recognition

Bar Admissions

  • California

Publications

  • Easy as ABC! Understanding Who is an Employee in the Wake of Dynamex and AB 5 (CAALA Advocate Magazine, 2020)
  • Lessons from Prop 22: A (Fatal?) Blow to Workers’ Rights (Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals, 2021)
  • Protecting Worker Protection through the Class Action Device (CAALA Advocate Magazine, 2022)

Published Opinion

  • Santos v. El Guapos Tacos (2021) 72 Cal.App.5th 363 (holding worker’s Private Attorney General Act notice letter provided fair notice to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency)

From Jennifer’s interview for the Masters of Employment Law series on ReelLawyers.com.


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the partners and the associates that we
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hire you know we’re we’re all looking
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for a way to improve the workplaces that
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we’re involved in litigation with um
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because we all have an eye towards
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social change and the justice that we
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can get through our civil litigation
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system we like to think that through the
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work that we’re doing um whether a case
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settles or goes to trial that we’ve had
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some impact on for the positive on the
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workplace that we are exposing the
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wrongs in and so that’s something that
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you know sort of Unites us all as a firm
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is our interest in in social justice and
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improving the workplace

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