Robert W. Pritchard represents employers in wage and hour litigation, with an emphasis on class, collective and hybrid actions, in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He handles matters arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as state wage and hour laws.
In addition, Rob counsels employers on wage and hour compliance, audits payroll practices and evaluates classification determinations. Rob has successfully defended employers in jury trials involving alleged misclassification of employees, as well as alleged nonexempt pay practice violations.
Rob’s experience includes appellate practice at the U. S. Court of Appeals and at the state Supreme Court level. In 2016, Rob testified before a Joint Hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations and Labor and Industry Committees on the impact of the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules on Pennsylvania employers and proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
Additionally, Rob contributes to a variety of legal and human resources publications and presents to human resources professionals and lawyers on wage and hour compliance, complex litigation strategy, and other topics. Rob is a core member of Littler’s Wage and Hour Practice Group and a frequent editor of wage and hour-related publications.
From 1996 to1997, Rob served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In law school, he was editor-in-chief of the University of Dayton Law Review and class valedictorian.
- J.D., University of Dayton, 1995
- B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1992
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
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