Patricia Anderson Pryor

Patricia Anderson Pryor: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Principal and Office Litigation Manager at Jackson Lewis P.C. (879 Attorneys)
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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.

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]

In the News

October 19, 2018

Patricia Anderson Pryor Discusses FMLA’s Key Employee Exception

Patricia Anderson Pryor discusses steps employers should take when considering whether to use FMLA’s key employee exception in 4 Steps to Comply with the FMLA’s Key-Employee Exception, published by SHRM.Subscription may be required to view article

August 15, 2018
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November 6, 2017

Patricia Anderson Pryor Discusses Mandatory Flu Shot Policies for Healthcare Workers

Patricia Anderson Pryor discusses healthcare worker's mandates and exemptions for the flu shot in How Can Health Care Workers Who Refuse to Get Flu Shots Be Accommodated? published by SHRM.Subscription may be required to view article


September 25, 2017

ADA Does Not Provide Medical Leave Entitlement to Worker Seeking Post-FMLA Leave, Seventh Circuit Holds

In a significant ruling for employers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that a request for a two-to-three-month leave of absence is not a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, No. 15-3754 (7th Cir. Sept. 20, 2017).Companies that have faced...

January 31, 2017

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

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...

September 29, 2016

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

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 CoveredThe paid sick leave requirements...


It Pays to Be Sick: Executive Order 13706 and What it Means for Federal Contractors


October 20, 2016 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Credits:Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.


Disability, Leave & Health Management
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.

By Patricia Anderson Pryor

Disability, Leave & Health Management
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.

By Patricia Anderson Pryor

Disability, Leave & Health Management
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.

By Patricia Anderson Pryo

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Government Contractors
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
513-322-5035  Phone
(513) 898-0051  Fax
University Attended:
Ohio University, B.A., 1994
Law School Attended:
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1998; Order of the Coif; summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Year of First Admission:
1999, Ohio - S.D. Ohio; 2015, Indiana - S.D. Ind; 2013, Texas - S.D. Tex.; 2013, Kentucky - W.D. Ky.; 1999, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2011, Kentucky.; 2002, Wisconsin - E.D. Wis.; 2012, Kentucky - E.D. Ky.; 2009, Ohio - N.D. Ohio; 1998, Ohio; 2005, U.S. Supreme Court

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

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Deputy General Counsel on 11/13/12 in Labor and Employment

      Patty is the most effective and efficient labor and employer attorneys I know She provides quick and practical solutions to her clients on all employment - related areas.

      Patty is the most effective and efficient labor and employer attorneys I know She provides quick and practical solutions to her clients on all employment - related areas. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/11/12 in Labor and Employment

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