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Justin R. Barnes

Principal
Atlanta

P 404-586-1809
F 404-525-1173
BarnesJR@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Justin R. Barnes is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies on a variety of labor and employment related issues, including collective and class action wage and hour disputes, labor arbitrations, allegations of discrimination, and employment-related contract disputes.

Mr. Barnes’ practice is focused primarily on defending complex wage and hour class and collective actions in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Barnes has recently assisted clients in defending state and federal wage and hour claims in Georgia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, and Florida, among others.

Mr. Barnes frequently speaks on a variety of workplace related issues, including wage and hour compliance, electronic discovery, and social media.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2009, Mr. Barnes clerked for a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, in Atlanta, Georgia from 2007 to 2009.

While attending law school, Mr. Barnes was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Journal and the Moot Court Board. He also served as a teaching assistant and writing fellow, teaching legal research and writing to first and second-year law students.

Honors and Recognitions

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Everybody Wins! Atlanta, Reading Mentor

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January 9, 2017
SHRM

Justin Barnes Comments on Labor Secretary Nominee's Compliance Record

January 9, 2017

Justin Barnes comments on Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder's compliance record as CEO at CKE Restaurants in "Puzder's Qualifications for Secretary of Labor Challenged," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 4, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Congratulates 12 Newly Elevated Principals

January 4, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 4, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to congratulate the firm’s 12 newly elevated Principals. “Our new Principals have distinguished themselves through excellent lawyering and superior business development skills, and their elevation... Read More

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December 17, 2015

Georgia Minimum Wage Law Applies to Employees Exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act, State High Court Rules

December 17, 2015

In-home personal care employees in Georgia were covered by the state’s minimum wage law, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled, notwithstanding the fact that those employees were exempt from the minimum wage requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Anderson v. Southern Home Care Services, et al., No. S15Q1127 (Nov. 23,... Read More

October 9, 2015

Georgia Garnishment Ruling Modified by Judge, No Longer Applies to Wages

October 9, 2015

Revising his September 8 decision that Georgia’s garnishment statute is unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob has issued an order stating that his ruling does not apply to wage garnishment cases filed against a judgment debtor’s employer. Strickland v. Alexander, No. 1:12-CV-02735-MHS (N.D. Ga. Oct. 5, 2015... Read More

September 22, 2015

Georgia’s Garnishment Law on Shaky Ground

September 22, 2015

Georgia’s garnishment statute is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Atlanta has held in Strickland v. Alexander, No. 1:12-CV-02735-MHS (N.D. Ga. Sept. 8, 2015), putting the future of state garnishment cases in doubt. U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob found Georgia’s garnishment law to be flawed because it did not... Read More

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Fifth Circuit Grants Request to Delay Appeal on Federal Overtime Rule
February 22, 2017

The appeal regarding the validity of the federal overtime rule will not be fully briefed until May 1, 2017, according to an order issued by the Fifth Circuit on February 22, 2017, granting an unopposed request by the Department of Justice for an extension. Read More

Sen. Sanders, Other Members of Congress, File Amicus Brief in Support of DOL Salary Basis Regulation
December 23, 2016

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DOL Requests Expedited Ruling on Appeal of Preliminary Injunction, But Appeal Will Not Be Decided Before Trump Administration Under Proposed Schedule
December 5, 2016

On December 2, one day after filing its appeal of the preliminary injunction blocking its new salary basis regulations, the DOL filed a request for expedited briefing and oral argument in the appeal.  The DOL has requested that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals set an expedited schedule whereby briefing would be complete on February R Read More