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Patricia Anderson Pryor

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

P 513-322-5035
F 513-898-0051


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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February 6, 2017

Patricia Anderson Pryor's Analysis of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Spotlighted

February 6, 2017

 Patricia Anderson Pryor's analysis of Judge Neil Gorsuch and reasonable accommodation obligations is spotlighted in "Evening round-up: President nominates Gorsuch to Supreme Court," published by SCOTUSblog.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 3, 2017

Eric Magnus and Patricia Anderson Pryor Discuss Workplace Legal Trends for 2017

January 3, 2017

Eric Magnus and Patricia Anderson Pryor discuss anticipated labor and employment law policy changes for 2017 in "Workplace Legal Trends for 2017," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

December 22, 2016

Patricia Anderson Pryor Comments on the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act

December 22, 2016

Patricia Anderson Pryor comments on the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (Bill 21-415), which would provide private-sector employees paid family leave in "Washington, D.C., Council Approves Expansive Paid Leave Bill," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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January 31, 2017

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

January 31, 2017

Ending months of speculation, President Donald Trump has nominated the Honorable Neil McGill Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Gorsuch would bring more than 10 years of judicial experience to the position. Still, the Supreme Court is sui generis, different than any... Read More

September 29, 2016

Labor Department Issues Final Rule Implementing Executive Order on Government Contractor Paid Sick Leave

September 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor has released final regulations implementing President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13706, requiring up to seven days of paid sick leave for workers on federal contracts. Key requirements of the Final Rule are discussed below. Effective Date, Contracts Covered The paid sick leave requirements... Read More

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

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Supreme Court Nominee Has Put “Reasonable” into Reasonable Accommodation Obligations
January 31, 2017

In case your news and twitter accounts are down, and you otherwise have not heard the news…   President Trump has nominated Judge Gorsuch from the U.S. Read More

Final Regulations Published for Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave
September 29, 2016

On the eve of the end of its fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced final rules implementing Executive Order 13706 requiring that covered federal contractors provide paid sick leave for covered employees. Read More

St. Paul, Minnesota Joins the Paid Sick Leave Patchwork Quilt and Continues Its Spread Into the Interior States
September 11, 2016

We have been reporting on the growing patchwork of paid sick leave laws now for over 3 years.  The patchwork continues to fill in heavily on the west coast with state laws in both California and Oregon and 10 city ordinances scattered across California, Oregon and Washington.  This summer Los Angeles and San Diego added … Read More