Jana Bjorklund, Director, Employment Law and Product Senior Counsel, is GovDocs’ “employment law evangelist.”
In her role, she applies her knowledge and experience to develop and deliver groundbreaking products by leading the company’s efforts to understand today’s most challenging employment law-related questions; engage with future customers and current clients; collaborate with GovDocs’ teams to create products that solve companies’ most pressing issues; and oversee a team who researches and tracks legislation and regulatory changes, and validates all GovDocs content achieves “air-tight” compliance.
Jana, who joined GovDocs in 2019, has significant experience within global businesses, providing advice and counsel relative to compliance with employment laws. She previously served as Ecolab’s Senior Counsel, Employment Law, where she partnered with HR, senior management and outside counsel to manage the challenges of emerging legal and business risks related to all areas of employment law in the U.S. and Canada. Her work included advising on wage and hour issues, investigations, performance management, FMLA and other leaves, reductions in force, disability and accommodations, and non-competition issues.
Prior to Ecolab, Jana served as Counsel at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, where she provided legal counsel on all employment law matters for the organization, including compliance and employment law training for managers and employees.
Outside the office, Jana enjoys traveling, testing new recipes, honing her golf skills, reading and spending time “up north at the lake.” She and her husband have two children and two dogs who keep life busy and interesting.