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Justin C. Eller

Of Counsel
Baltimore

P 410-415-2051
F 410-415-2001
Justin.Eller@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Justin C. Eller is Of Counsel in the Baltimore, Maryland office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He advises and represents employers in all aspects of employment law.

Mr. Eller defends clients throughout the country in employment-related litigation, including wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation suits, ADA and FMLA litigation, and wrongful discharge claims. He has substantial experience in all aspects of civil litigation and administrative proceedings, and regularly defends clients in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and other federal, state and local agencies. Mr. Eller also represents employers in matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including cases involving workplace fatalities, indoor air quality complaints, ergonomics complaints, and numerous other issues.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Eller advises employers on a variety of employment-related matters, including recruitment and hiring, diversity and inclusion, employee counseling and coaching, leave administration, disability accommodation, reductions-in-force, wage and hour compliance, and FMLA compliance. He has extensive experience drafting employee handbooks, safety and health programs, employment agreements, severance agreements, and non-competition and other restrictive covenant agreements.

Mr. Eller regularly conducts internal investigations involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other unlawful conduct. He has extensive experience conducting wage and hour compliance audits and defending clients in cases brought by the Department of Labor.

Mr. Eller has been a frequent presenter at client seminars and he conducts training for clients on a broad range of issues, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, diversity and inclusion, and leave management.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Eller was a principal at Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Published Works

  • “The Non-Delegable Duty of Safety,” Concrete Repair Bulletin (May 2018) [Co-Author]                          
  • “Lessons for Employers in FLSA Collective Action Strategy from the Service Industry,” MSBA Bar Bulletin (June 2017) [Co-Author]
  • “Business Immigration Law – Important Issues in 2010,” Maryland State Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter (November 2010) [Author]
  • “Recent Developments in Occupational Safety and Health,” Maryland State Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Extra Edition (July 2010) [Author]
  • “Does an Employer Have a Legal Duty to its Employees’ Spouses under Maryland Law?,” Maryland State Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter (September 2005) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Managing HR Risk: Criminal Background Checks, Social Media & More,” National Multi-Housing Council Operations and Technology Conference & Exposition (Dallas, TX, November 2013) (presenter)
  • “From Hire to Fire: The Employee Life Cycle,” National Multi-Housing Council Human Resources Forum (Chicago, IL, May 2012) (presenter)
  • “Employment Law Update: ADA, OSHA, and More,” National Multi-Housing Council Human Resources Forum (St. Louis, MO, April 2011) (presenter)
  • “Employment Law for the Recruiting Manager,” NALP – The Association for Legal Career Professionals Annual Education Conference (San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2010) (presenter)
  • “Legal Issues Update: Social Media, Unionization, Employee Classification and More,” National Multi-Housing Council Human Resources Forum (Chicago, IL, April 2010) (presenter)
  • “Legal and Legislative Update: Recent Developments in Employment and Labor Law,” National Multi-Housing Council Human Resources Forum (Chicago, IL, March 2009) (presenter)
  • “Privacy Issues, Background Checks, and Other Related Litigation Risks: An Interactive Briefing,” National Multi-Housing Council Human Resources Forum ( April 2008) (presenter)
  • “Small Business Institute: Human Resource and Employment Issues,” MICPEL (Columbia, MD, March 2008) (presenter)
  • “Managing FMLA Leave in a School Environment,” National Business Officers Association (Baltimore, MD, January 2008) (presenter)
  • “Background Checks in the Google and MySpace Era,” National Business Officers Association (Baltimore, MD, January 2008) (presenter)
  • “Employment-Related Privacy Issues, Background Checks, and Other Litigation Risks: An Interactive Briefing,” National Multi-Housing Council Legal Issues Colloquium (Washington, DC, September 2007) (presenter)
  • “Hot Topics in Employment Law: Strategies for Minimizing Risk,” National Multi-Housing Council Human Resources Forum (St. Louis, MO, March 2007) (presenter)
  • “Advanced FMLA Issues,” Kronos, Inc. (Bethesda, MD, June 2006) (presenter)
  • “Minimizing Liability Risks for Failing to Reinstate an Employee to the Same or an Equivalent Position,” Council on Education in Management (Baltimore, MD, October 2005) (presenter)
  • “Preventing Mismanagement and Improper Denial of Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave,” Council on Education in Management (Baltimore, MD, May 2005) (presenter)