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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/pay equity 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, pay equity 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.

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Professional Associations and Activities

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

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

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

Published Works

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act, 2nd ed. (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 2017) [Contributing Author]
  • "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]
  • Employment Discrimination Law. ABA. 2002 Cumulative Supplement [Chapter Contributor]

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August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

January 7, 2019
Human Resource Executive

Patricia Anderson Pryor Comments on the EEOC Rescinding Wellness Program Regulations

January 7, 2019

Patricia Anderson Pryor comments on implications of the EEOC withdrawing permission for employer-sponsored health programs in "Why Workplace-Wellness Programs Continue to be in Limbo," published by Human Resource Executive. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 7, 2019
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Patricia Anderson Pryor Comments on the Implications of the EEOC Rescinding Wellness Incentive Rules

January 7, 2019

Patricia Anderson Pryor comments on implications of the EEOC removing its former regulations that permitted employers to offer incentives to employees for their participation in wellness programs in "EEOC Withdraws Permission for Wellness Incentives," published by EHS Today.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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May 7, 2019

Kentucky Employers Must Be Represented by Counsel in Unemployment Compensation Hearings, Court Rules

May 7, 2019

Non-lawyers may no longer represent employers in unemployment compensation hearings in Kentucky, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled. Nichols v. Kentucky Unemployment Commission, et al., No. 2017-CA-001156-MR, 2019 Ky. App. LEXIS 73 (Ky Ct. App. Apr. 26, 2019). The Court held the section of the Kentucky unemployment compensation... Read More

April 17, 2019

Kentucky Adopts Pregnant Workers Act

April 17, 2019

Beginning June 27, 2019, Kentucky employers must provide reasonable accommodations to employees who are limited due to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, unless it would impose an undue hardship on the employer to do so. The Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act amends the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KCRA) and applies to... Read More

March 26, 2019

New Kentucky Law: Employers May Make Arbitration Mandatory as Condition of Employment or Continued Employment

March 26, 2019

The right of Kentucky employers to require arbitration as a condition of employment and continued employment has been restored by Senate Bill 7, signed by Governor Matt Bevin on March 25, 2019. The new law also provides certain safeguards for employees. Senate Bill 7 nullifies the Kentucky Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Northern... Read More

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Washington Weighs in on Obesity Discrimination
August 2, 2019

The state of Washington has weighed in on the debate as to whether obesity is a disability under disability discrimination laws. In Taylor v. Read More

Has the Grinch Stolen Wellness Plans this Christmas?
December 20, 2018

Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the country, Employers wanted to help their employees be healthy, But unfortunately some lawyers, and the EEOC Limited plans that ask about disability… It has been a multi-year struggle for employers wanting certainty about wellness plans.  Many wellness plans offer a health risk assessme Read More

Do Employers Have to Accommodate Pregnant Employees?
August 1, 2017

Massachusetts says yes! An amendment to the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act requires employers to accommodate pregnant workers. Read More