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Patricia Anderson Pryor

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Cincinnati

P 513-322-5035
F 513-898-0051
Patricia.Pryor@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Patricia Anderson Pryor is a Principal and Litigation Manager of the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is an experienced litigator in both state and federal courts, representing and defending employers in nearly every form of employment litigation, including class actions.

Ms. Pryor represents and advises employers in federal and state administrative proceedings, in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, and in managing all aspects of the employment relationship. She has represented employers before the EEOC, the DOL, the DOJ, the OFCCP, and the NLRB, in addition to various state agencies.

Ms. Pryor also works with employers to avoid litigation by developing effective policies and practices, including harassment policies, social media policies, FMLA practices, attendance programs, affirmative action programs and wellness plans. She conducts proactive wage and hour audits, harassment investigations and compensation reviews.

She is a frequent speaker at legal seminars and to employers and professional groups and provides training to managers and human resource professionals on a wide variety of employment and legal issues, including wage and hour issues, harassment, disability, the Family and Medical Leave Act and affirmative action obligations. She has been featured on the radio program “Employment Straight Talk” and has published a number of employment law articles.

While attending law school, Ms. Pryor was a member of the editorial board of the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Clermont County Leadership Program, Class of 2003
  • Employment Law Strategist, Editorial Board
  • Greater Cincinnati Human Resource Association
  • Ohio Industry Liaison Group

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, Vice President
  • Clermont County Public Library, Board of Trustees

Published Works

  • Employment Discrimination Law. ABA. 2002 Cumulative Supplement [Chapter Contributor]
  • "How to Survive the Whistleblower Epidemic," Employment Law Strategist (December 2012) [Author]
  • "Mandatory Flu Shots?" Employment Law Strategist (July 2012) [Author]
  • "Managing Employee Leave under the ADAAA and FMLA," Employment Law Strategist (March 2012) [Author]
  • "Resolving FLSA Claims Without Overpaying the Plaintiff’s Attorney," Employment Law Strategist (June 2011) [Author]
  • "Tracking Hours in a Virtual World," Employment Law Strategist (December 2010) [Author]
  • "Conducting an Effective and Preventative Compensation Review," Accounting & Financial Planning for Law Firms (August 2010) [Author]
  • "Conducting an Effective and Preventative Compensation Review," Employment Law Strategist (July 2010) [Author]
  • "Putting Out the Fire Created by Ricci," Employment Law Strategist (September 2009) [Author]
  • "The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act and Former Employees," Employment Law Strategist (July 2009) [Author]
  • "Training Required to Ensure Equal Access for Disabled Individuals," Shopping Center Legal Update (Fall-Winter 2008) [Author]
  • "No Genes in the Workplace: Issues Raised by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act," Employment Law Strategist (November 2008) [Author]
  • "Perceived Mental Impairment in the Workplace," Employment Law Strategist (October 2008) [Author]
  • "The Disabling Effects of the ADAAA," Law360 (October 23, 2008) [Author]
  • "Paying Now to Avoid Paying Later: Conducting a Compensation Analysis that Complies with OFCCP’s Requirements," Employment Law Strategist (June 2008) [Author]
  • "Wellness Programs: Complying with the ADA and HIPAA," Employment Law Strategist (August 2007) [Author]

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July 11, 2016
NetworkWorld

Patricia Pryor Discusses Workplace Implications of Zika

July 11, 2016

Patricia Pryor discusses workplace implications of the Zika virus in Network World's "Athletes worried about Zika can skip Olympics, but what about tech workers?" Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

June 30, 2016
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Patricia Pryor Comments on Workplace Implications of Zika

June 30, 2016

Patricia Pryor comments on workplace implications of the Zika virus in "Zika is Forcing Uncomfortable Workplace Conversations," published by The Huffington Post. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 20, 2016
HR.BLR.com

Leslie Stout-Tabackman and Patricia Pryor Discuss Paid Sick Leave Rule

April 20, 2016

Leslie Stout-Tabackman and Patricia Pryor discuss the OFCCP's paid sick leave rule in HR.BLR.com's "Experts say paid sick leave rule will create burdens for contractors." Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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June 17, 2016

OFCCP’s New Sex Discrimination Regulations Imposes a Few New Obligations on Employers

June 17, 2016

The Final Rule on Sex Discrimination from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recognizes the expanding interpretation of “because of sex” as a basis for discrimination, but does not impose on federal contractors new “equal pay” requirements, a new posting, new subcontract or purchase order updates,... Read More

March 9, 2016

Required Paid Sick Leave Will Weigh Heavily on Government Contractors under Labor Department Proposal

March 9, 2016

Government contractors may have reason to feel uneasy at what awaits them from the Administration’s latest effort to mandate worker benefits. U.S. Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking provides a glimpse into how the Department of Labor intends paid sick leave (“PSL”) to affect federal contractors... Read More

February 26, 2016

U.S. Labor Department Publishes Proposed Regulations Implementing Executive Order on Government Contractor Paid Sick Leave

February 26, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor has published proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13706, requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to give their workers the ability to earn up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave each year. The EO 13706, signed by President Barack Obama on September 7, 2015, requires DOL to... Read More

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Annual Disability and Leave Management Symposium:
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October 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM
1624 Herald Avenue - Cincinnati, OH
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Disability and leave management mistakes just got more costly!
August 25, 2016

With today’s publication of the final guidance and regulations implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (also known as the “Blacklisting” or “Bad Actors” Executive Order), mistakes that violate the FMLA or ADA (along with many other employment laws) could block an employer from lucrative federal contracts or subc Read More