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Gina K. Janeiro

Principal
Minneapolis

P 612-359-1766
F 612-341-0609
JaneiroG@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Gina K. Janeiro is a Principal in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is certified as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist through the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Ms. Janeiro practices in all aspects of employment law and advises and represents clients in the areas of discrimination and harassment, disability management, employment contracts, wage and hour compliance, commission claims, noncompetition litigation, drug testing law, defamation, whistleblower and in closely-held corporation and partnership disputes. Ms. Janeiro has assisted clients obtain appropriate and effective resolution of these disputes through counseling, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings and all other aspects of litigation in Minnesota and other parts of the country.

As part of her practice, Ms. Janeiro also advises companies on all aspects of wage and hour law from classification for overtime purposes to counting hours of work and calculating overtime. Her practice also includes the defense of collective actions under Fair Labor Standards Act and similar state wage laws as well as assisting employers with “self-audits” and representing employers in compliance investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor and similar state departments.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Society for Human Resource Management

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

April 17, 2017
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Lee Lastovich Named Office Managing Principal of Jackson Lewis’ Minneapolis

April 17, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 17, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Lee Lastovich has been elevated to Minneapolis Office Managing Principal. Mr. Lastovich succeeds Gina Janeiro, who led the office for the past four years and has chosen to step down to focus full-time on her... Read More

September 14, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Adds Depth in Minneapolis with Addition of Trial Attorney Laura McKnight

September 14, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 14, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce trial attorney Laura McKnight has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office as a Principal. She was previously a Partner at Bassford Remele.  “Laura’s vast experience defending... Read More

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July 28, 2017

Minneapolis Minimum Wage to Reach $15 an Hour by 2024

July 28, 2017

All employers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, must pay their employees at least $15.00 an hour by July 1, 2024, under a minimum wage ordinance approved by the Minneapolis City Council on June 30, 2017. The ordinance applies to anyone who works in Minneapolis for any amount of time. The ordinance will be implemented under a tiered phase-in... Read More

June 7, 2017

Minneapolis and Saint Paul Sick and Safe Leave Ordinances Effective July 1

June 7, 2017

The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance and the Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance will go into effect on July 1, 2017, as scheduled. On May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the state preemption bill passed by the Minnesota legislature. The bill would have prevented local governments from adopting... Read More

April 27, 2017

Preliminary Rules Released for Minneapolis and Saint Paul Sick Leave Ordinances

April 27, 2017

The City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul have issued their preliminary rules regarding their respective safe and sick leave ordinances, which are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2017. These preliminary rules provide additional clarity and guidance on how the ordinances will be interpreted and applied. The Minneapolis... Read More

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Here’s a Tip, Minnesota: Discharging Employees for Refusing to Share Gratuities is Prohibited
October 17, 2017

Discharging an employee for refusing to share tips is illegal under the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA), according to the Supreme Court of Minnesota.  Burt v. Rackner, Inc., 2017 Minn. LEXIS 629 (Minn. Oct. Read More