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Jo Bennett

Licensed for 20 years

Practice Area: Higher Education, Labor and Employment Practices, Litigation Services 2 more areas of practice + 2 more

Jo Bennett

Serving Philadelphia, PA view address

About Jo Bennett

Jo Bennett is an experienced practitioner who 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.

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Jo Bennett is an experienced practitioner who 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 a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR) 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.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

•Arcadia University - Board of Trustees, 2007-2016; Executive Committee, 2012-2016; Audit Committee, 2010-2016; Governance Committee, 2013-2016

Other Distinctions

•Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR designation)

Events

11/03/2016

New Developments in Labor & Employment Law for Colleges and Universities

06/30/2016

Medical Marijuana and the Impact on Your Business

04/26/2016

The New EEO1 Reporting Requirements

News

09/09/2016

Jo Bennett Receives Diversity Award

03/15/2016

Schnader Welcomes Back Labor and Employment Partner Jo Bennett

Publications

Articles

07/06/2016

“EEOC Settles First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit”

06/16/2016

OFCCP Issues Revised Sex Discrimination Rules

03/30/2016

Supreme Court Hands Labor Unions a Reprieve

Alerts

05/20/2016

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Pay - Substantially Raising Minimum Salary Threshold to Qualify for Overtime Exemption

Speaking Engagements

11/01/2016

Jo Bennett and Anne Kane Spoke at Employment Law Seminar

06/30/2016

Medical Marijuana and the Impact on Your Business

04/26/2016

The New EEO1 Reporting Requirements

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Areas of Law

  • Higher Education
  • Labor and Employment Practices
  • Litigation Services
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Sports Law Team

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1996, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
      U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
      U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
      U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
      Law School Attended
      Temple University Beasley School of Law
      J.D.
      cum laude
      University Attended
      Western Kentucky University
      B.A.
      summa cum laude
      Birth Information
      Born in 1958
      1958
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional Affiliations

      •American Bar Association
      •Pennsylvania Bar Association
      •Philadelphia Bar Association
      •Forum of Executive Women
      •Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group
      •Liberty Industry Liaison Group