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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

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

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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June 27, 2019
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David Golder and Eric Magnus Discuss Implications of Enforcing Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers

June 27, 2019

David Golder and Eric Magnus discuss the implications for employers ​imposing and enforcing workplace arbitration agreements with class action waivers in "Employers Debating Arbitration Pacts, Jackson Lewis Says," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 30, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

May 30, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits... Read More

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

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July 9, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2018-2019

July 9, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in June 2019 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class actions, arbitration, and administrative exhaustion and Title VII claims. Class Actions, Arbitration The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary,... Read More

June 24, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2019

June 24, 2019

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: Who gets notice of a collective action – and why it matters Arbitration agreements Considerations regarding whether to adopt or continue... Read More

April 24, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court: Employment Class Arbitration Must Be Expressly Addressed in Contract

April 24, 2019

Class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary, bilateral arbitration of individual disputes that courts may compel class action arbitration only where the parties expressly declare their intention to be bound by such actions in their arbitration agreement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision. Lamps Plus, Inc.... Read More

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June 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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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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U.S. House of Representatives Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill
July 18, 2019

After six months of primarily internal Democratic Party wrangling, on July 18, 2019 the House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act, which, if it became law, would progressively increase the federal minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over a six-year period. Read More

The Next Wave? Serial Discrimination Filings from Prior Class Claims
June 26, 2019

Notwithstanding the employers’ victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, which made it clear that arbitration and class action waiver regimes do not violate the National Labor Relations Act, employers are now facing another obstacle: serial arbitration filings. Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: Employment Class Arbitration Must Be Expressly Addressed in Contract
April 25, 2019

Class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary, bilateral arbitration of individual disputes that courts may compel class action arbitration only where the parties expressly declare their intention to be bound by such actions in their arbitration agreement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision. Lamps Plus, Inc. Read More

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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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