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Eric R. Magnus

Principal
Atlanta

P 404-525-8200
F 404-525-1173
Eric.Magnus@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Eric R. Magnus is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is Co-Leader of the Class Actions and Complex Litigation practice. 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

  • Camp Ramah Darom, Board of Directors
  • Wounded Warriors Project, Pro Bono Counsel

Published Works

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

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November 9, 2018
HR Dive

Jeffrey Brecher and Eric Magnus Discuss the DOL Rescinding its "80/20" Tip Guidance

November 9, 2018

Jeffrey Brecher and Eric Magnus discuss the Department of Labor rescinding its prior guidance that made the tip credit unavailable to tipped employees who spend more than 20% of their time performing allegedly non-tip generating duties in "DOL withdraws contentious 80/20 tip credit guidance," published by HR Dive. Subscription may be... Read More

November 9, 2018
Nation's Restaurant News

Eric Magnus Discusses Implications of the DOL Retracting its “80/20 Rule”

November 9, 2018

Eric Magnus discusses implications of the U.S. Department of Labor rescinding prior guidance known as the “80/20 rule” that has long prohibited employers from using the subminimum wage for non-tipped side work in "Labor Department abandons Obama-era “80/20 rule,”' published by Nation's Restaurant News. Read More

October 18, 2018
Georgia Restaurant Association

Eric Magnus Authors "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Traps In Mandatory Tip Pooling"

October 18, 2018

Eric Magnus authors "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Traps In Mandatory Tip Pooling," published by Georgia Restaurant Association. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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November 5, 2018

What Employers Should Watch For in Election 2018

November 5, 2018

Election Day may result in significant changes in our country’s labor and employment landscape. This article discusses some issues employers should watch closely. Arbitration Congressional Democrats have proposed legislation intended to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling that employers do not violate the National Labor... Read More

August 13, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2018

August 13, 2018

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Disparate impact — discrimination by the numbers Is the FCRA class the new FLSA wage and hour class? Other class action developments... Read More

June 28, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2017-2018

June 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended June 2018 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements, public-sector “agency shop” arrangements, and the Fair Labor Standard Act’s “automobile dealer” overtime exemption. The Court also examined who is a “... Read More

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DOL Issues New Guidance Rescinding the 20% Rule: What This Means for Managing Tipped Employees

November 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM EST
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Fitness Industry: Getting Your Wage and Hour Practices into Shape

October 5, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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March 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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SCOTUS Ruling in EPIC SYSTEMS CORP. v. LEWIS

Eric Magnus and Jake Schwartz discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements. 

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