Jo Bennett, co-chair of the Labor and Employment Practices Group, advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including compliance and strategies for avoiding litigation. She represents organizations in administrative and court proceedings involving state and federal anti-discrimination statutes, wage-and-hour disputes, and compliance audits.
Her clients span a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and higher education. Additionally, she assists federal contractors across the United States with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action compliance, including the preparation, management, and defense of affirmative action programs.
Ms. Bennett is experienced in human resources issues and regularly counsels clients on best practices in recruiting, interviewing and hiring; compensation; policy and procedures development and implementation; and discrimination testing. Ms. Bennett conducts workplace and non-workplace conduct investigations, and provides training to clients and professionals on labor and employment issues.
News & Publications
- Trump Administration Appeals District Court Order on Pay Data
- Employers Must Submit 2017 and 2018 Pay Data to EEOC by September 30
- Is Your Business One of the 3,500 Scheduled by DOL for an Affirmative Action Program Audit in 2019?
- Benchmark Litigation Recommends Schnader
- Schnader Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2019
- NJ Enacts Equal Pay Law
- NJ Set to Pass Sick Leave Law
- Sixth Circuit Decision: Title VII Protects Transgender Workers
- 2nd Cir Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Covered Under Title VII
- 3d Circuit Clarifies Standard in FCA Retaliation Cases
- Jo Bennett and Samantha Banks Analyze Landmark Labor Case on Resolving Disputes through Arbitration
- Schnader Advises Valley Pool Sales Regarding Acquisition by Large National Pool Retailer
- New Tax Law Quashes Deduction for Some Sexual Harassment Settlements
- A Review Of Key Sexual Harassment Legal Issues For Businesses
- SCOTUS Declines to Hear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case
- When should a business consider terminating an employee accused of sexual harassment?
- PA Bill Would Ban Nondisclosure Agreements for Sexual Misconduct
- Crucial Labor and Employment Issues on the Line in Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case
- BREAKING: Pay Data Rules Placed on Hold for EEO-1 Form
- 40 Schnader Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018
- DOL Requests Feedback on Overtime Rule
- Jo Bennett Quoted in Business Insurance Magazine
- 3rd Circuit Clarifies Standard in Workplace Harassment Cases
- Jo Bennett Named Labor and Employment Group Co-Chair
- Jo Bennett Receives Diversity Award
- EEOC Settles First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit
- Medical Marijuana is Coming to PA: Are you Ready?
- OFCCP Issues Revised Sex Discrimination Rules
- Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Pay – Substantially Raising Minimum Salary Threshold to Qualify for Overtime Exemption
- Supreme Court Hands Labor Unions a Reprieve
- Schnader Welcomes Back Labor and Employment Partner Jo Bennett
Community & Pro Bono
- Arcadia University – Board of Trustees, 2007-2016; Executive Committee, 2012-2016; Audit Committee, 2010-2016; Governance Committee, 2013-2016
- American Association for Affirmative Action, Board of Directors, 2009-2012
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Western Kentucky University, B.A., summa cum laude
- New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Forum of Executive Women
- Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group
- Liberty Industry Liaison Group
- Recognized as a “Local Litigation Star” and “Labor & Employment Star- Northeast” for Pennsylvania in Benchmark Litigation, 2019*
- Listed in The Best Lawyers of America for Employment Law – Management, 2018-2019*
- Recognition by the National Diversity Council as a Most Powerful & Influential Woman, 2016*
- President’s Award for Leadership & Service, 2016, American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity
- President’s Award for Leadership & Service, 2012, American Association for Affirmative Action
- MS Society Leadership Award, 2003
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- Jo Bennett Spoke at Women’s Leadership Symposium
- Bennett Speaks at Diversity and Leadership Conference
- The Election is Over: Now What?
- New Developments in Labor & Employment Law for Colleges and Universities
- Jo Bennett and Anne Kane Spoke at Employment Law Seminar
- Medical Marijuana and the Impact on Your Business
- 2016 EEO1 Reporting Requirements