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Justin R. Barnes

Principal
Atlanta

P 404-586-1809
F 404-525-1173
Justin.Barnes@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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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

May 1, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2018

May 1, 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: Computer-age class action traps #MeToo: A viral movement, a wave of claims The ADA applies in cyberspace, too Online job assessments... Read More

February 20, 2018

Georgia Supreme Court Clarifies Insurance Company is Not ‘Financial Institution’ in Garnishment Law

February 20, 2018

An insurance company named as a garnishee in a garnishment action is not a “financial institution” under Georgia’s garnishment statute when the garnishment is seeking earnings owed to its current or former employees. May 2016 Amendment Apparently responding to a federal judge’s 2015 ruling that portions of Georgia’s post-judgment... Read More

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Sep 12

Dunwoody, GA
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2018 Atlanta Breakfast Series: 8 Moves to Minimize Management Liability in Light of Employment Law Changes in 2018

September 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd - Dunwoody, GA
Credits: CLE - 1.5, HRCI - 1.5, SHRM - 1.5
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Refinery Workers’ Pre-Shift Wait Time Not Compensable, Fifth Circuit Holds
November 27, 2017

Concluding that the unstructured time spent by the plaintiffs between arriving at the oil refinery and the beginning of their shifts was not “integral and indispensable” to their duties erecting scaffolds at the refinery, the Fifth Circuit held that this time was not compensable under the FLSA.  Bridges v. Empire Scaffold, LLC, 2017 U.S. Read More

DOL Confirms New Overtime Rule Coming
October 30, 2017

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DOL Confirms to OMB It Will Reverse Course on Yet Another Controversial Regulation, New Rule Will Reduce Restrictions on Tip Sharing
October 25, 2017

In recent years, one significant issue that has plagued industries employing tipped employees is whether the employers must ensure that tipped employees retain all of their tips even if the company is not using the employee’s tips to satisfy part of the minimum wage pursuant to the FLSA’s “tip credit” provision, 29 U.S.C. § 203(m). The... Read More