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Janine M. Braxton

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Bar Admissions
  • California
  • J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • B.A., University of California at Davis

About Janine

Janine advises and represents employers with a wide scope of claims before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. With a practice emphasis on class action wage and hour employment defense, including PAGA claims, Janine regularly defends employers with complex employment matters. Janine also has extensive experience defending single plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and other labor code violations. She routinely defends employers in actions filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).

Additionally, Janine assists clients with developing, implementing, and auditing their employment policies and practices, and provides effective recommendations for risk avoidance. She also provides ongoing advice and counsel to ensure her clients maintain policies, practices and procedures in compliance with applicable statutes and regulations.

Prior to transitioning to full-time employment defense, Janine spent several years as a workplace investigator at Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation, where she gained extensive experience navigating complex, and often sensitive, workplace complaints.  Janine incorporates this invaluable experience into her current practice.

Presentations and Articles

“ROBINSON AND THE ROAD AHEAD FOR PAGA CLAIMS” California Lawyers Association Employment/Public Law Journal (Fourth Quarter 2020)

“Best Practices for Terminating Employees” San Joaquin Society for Human Resources Management, (November 2020)

“COVID-19 Update for Employment Practitioners: What You Need to Know to Navigate Reopening” Panel Member for Sacramento County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, (October 2020)

“Northern California Labor and Employment Relations Association Inaugural Event” NorCal LERA, (October 2020)

“Parenthood, Womanhood, and the Profession During and Post COVID” Panel Member for the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, (August 2020)

“California Labor & Employment Law Year In Review | Key Developments From 2019 & Tips To Prepare For 2020,” Sacramento Valley Veterinary Practice Managers Association, (January 2020)

“Top 10 Essential Workplace Policies and Why Every Employer Needs Them,” San Joaquin SHRM, August 2018

“Implementing Strategies to Avoid Workplace Retaliation Claims,” San Joaquin SHRM, October 2019

Professional Affiliations

California Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Executive Committee (CYLA Liaison) (2020-2022)

California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA), Executive Committee Member (2020 – 2022)

Sacramento County Bar Association Labor and Employment Executive Committee,

  • Treasurer (2020-2021)
  • Executive Committee Member (2019-2020)

Northern California Labor and Employment Relations Association (NorCal LERA)

  • Chapter Secretary (2019-Present)
  • Acting President (September 2020 – Present)

National Labor and Employment Relations Association, (LERA) Member (2019-Present)

California Lawyers Association – Labor and Employment Section member, 2018 – present

Sacramento Employer Advisory Council Board Member, 2015-2017

Association of Workplace Investigations Member, 2012 – 2015

Women Lawyers of Sacramento Member, 2014-2017

Sacramento County Bar Association, Member, 2014-present