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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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June 30, 2017

DOL Will Issue New Rule to Set Salary for White Collar Exemptions, But Asks Fifth Circuit to Reverse District Court Order Granting Nationwide Preliminary Injunction

June 30, 2017

The government has asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a Texas District Court Judge who issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s Final Rule which would have more than doubled the required salary level for the “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. On... Read More

May 12, 2017

Georgia Laws Endorse ‘On Call Scheduling’ Practice and Provide Limited Paid Sick Leave Protections

May 12, 2017

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law a measure preempting any local wage laws or requirements that employers compensate employees for changes related to employee schedules. Act 221 (H.B. 243) continues Georgia’s tradition of promoting an employer-friendly environment, particularly for retail businesses and restaurants. A... Read More

January 31, 2017

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

January 31, 2017

Ending months of speculation, President Donald Trump has nominated the Honorable Neil McGill Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Gorsuch would bring more than 10 years of judicial experience to the position. Still, the Supreme Court is sui generis, different than any... Read More

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