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Janet M. Olawsky

Associate
Minneapolis

P 612-359-1767
F 612-341-0609
Janet.Olawsky@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Janet M. Olawsky is an Associate in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  She represents businesses in complex litigation relating to non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, contract disputes, and business torts.  

Ms. Olawsky also defends employers against claims brought by former employees, including cases alleging discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, negligence, tortious interference, and defamation.  She represents clients before administrative agencies, in state and federal court, and before arbitration panels.  Ms. Olawsky also advises employers on personnel and policy issues and agreements.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Olawsky practiced employment law at a boutique employment law firm in Minneapolis and worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Kevin A. Lund, Third Judicial District of Minnesota.  During law school, Ms. Olawsky served as a research assistant, volunteered extensively for the Innocence Project, and represented clients as a certified student attorney.  

Honors and Recognitions

Janet Olawsky
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member of Governing Council
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Bridging MN, Volunteer
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Attorney Volunteer and Mentor
  • Tubman Safety Project, Pro Bono Attorney

 

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June 17, 2019

Minnesota Adds New Wage Payment and Recordkeeping Requirements; Criminalizes ‘Wage Theft’

June 17, 2019

Minnesota has enacted detailed new recordkeeping requirements for employers, effective July 1, 2019, and wage theft protections for employees, effective August 1, 2019. Recordkeeping As of July 1, 2019, Minnesota employers must comply with new notice and recordkeeping requirements. First, employers must provide more detailed... Read More

May 21, 2019

Non-Minneapolis Employers Must Comply With Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Law, Appeals Court Rules

May 21, 2019

Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Ordinance extends to any employee who performs at least 80 hours of work per benefit year in the City of Minneapolis, even if his or her employer is not located within the city’s limits, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has held. Minnesota Chamber of Commerce v. Minneapolis, No. A18-0771 (Apr. 29, 2019). This... Read More

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Non-Minneapolis Employers Must Comply With Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Law, Appeals Court Rules
May 23, 2019

Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Ordinance extends to any employee who performs at least 80 hours of work per benefit year in the City of Minneapolis, even if his or her employer is not located within the city’s limits, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has held.  Minnesota Chamber of Commerce v. Minneapolis, No. A18-0771 (Apr. Read More