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Eric R. Magnus

Principal
Atlanta

P 404-525-8200
F 404-525-1173
MagnusE@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Eric R. Magnus is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Magnus’ practice is focused on defending federal and state wage and hour class and collective actions in jurisdictions across the United States.  

Mr. Magnus’ collective and class action practice focus primarily on “donning and doffing,” “off-the-clock,” tip credit and misclassification cases. Mr. Magnus has obtained summary judgment in a number of “off the clock” class actions across the country. Mr. Magnus has also obtained a series of favorable settlements in nationwide off-the-clock cases. Currently, Mr. Magnus is defending “off the clock,” misclassification and tip credit class actions in Georgia, Minnesota, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois and Arkansas.

Mr. Magnus earned his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Mr. Magnus then worked for three years as a Foreign Policy Analyst for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee before attending law school. In 2005, he earned his J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, he was the recipient of the Robert Bellamy Scholarship Award and Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award given to the most outstanding graduate in the field of Labor and Employment Law. In 2015, Eric joined the faculty at The University of Virginia School of Law where he is teaching the law school’s first seminar on wage and hour law.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in February 2008, Mr. Magnus was an associate for three years in the Employment and Labor Department at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP in Atlanta. During his tenure at Paul Hastings, he served as the Assistant Editor of the Fourth Edition of the leading treatise in the field of employment discrimination law published by BNA in 2007.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Wounded Warriors Project, Pro Bono Counsel

Published Works

  • Employment Discrimination Law. 4th ed. BNA, 2007. [Contributing Editor]

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July 5, 2017
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Eric Magnus Comments on Implications of the DOL Reviving Opinion Letters

July 5, 2017

Eric Magnus comments on implications of the Labor Department reviving opinion letters to provide their views for employers in "Revival of Opinion Letters Signals DOL Will Listen to Employers More Closely," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article ' Read More

February 21, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Eric Magnus Discusses Wage and Hour Compliance Under the Trump Administration

February 21, 2017

Eric Magnus discusses wage and hour law and best practices for compliance under the Trump administration in "Compliance Outlook: Avoiding Common Wage-Hour Violations," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 17, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Eric Magnus Comments on Labor Attorneys Preparing for a Trump Administration

January 17, 2017

Eric Magnus comments on labor attorneys preparing for a Trump administration and the DOL under Republican control in "Labor Attorneys Plot Response to Trump, Puzder," published by Bloomberg BNA.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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September 8, 2017

DOL’s ‘80/20’ Tip Credit Rule Entitled to No Deference, Ninth Circuit Holds, Creating Circuit Split

September 8, 2017

Finding it wholly inconsistent with the statute and the regulation it purports to interpret, the Ninth Circuit has held invalid the United States Department of Labor’s “80/20” tip credit rule, or “20% Rule,” which limits the availability of the tip credit when tipped employees spend more than 20% of their time performing allegedly non-... Read More

September 1, 2017

District Court Holds Overtime Rule Invalid; Is End of Obama-Era Rule Here?

September 1, 2017

The Department of Labor’s May 2016 Final Rule, which would have more than doubled the minimum salary necessary to satisfy the “executive, administrative or professional” (the “EAP” or “white collar”) overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, is invalid, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has held.... Read More

August 7, 2017

City of Chicago Not Liable for Police Officers’ After-Hours Smartphone Use, Seventh Circuit Affirms

August 7, 2017

The City of Chicago lacked either actual or constructive knowledge that members of the Chicago Police Department were performing after-hours work on their smartphones, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, affirming a trial court’s earlier ruling that the City was not liable for this work under the Fair Labor Standards Act.... Read More

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