Janine M. Braxton
Janine Braxton is a Senior Of Counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. She 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 Civil Rights Department (CRD) (formerly known as the 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 joining Meyers Nave Janine was a Partner at a Labor and Employment defense firm in Northern California. 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.