Katharine C. Weber

Katharine C. Weber: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.


Katharine C. Weber is a Principal in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has successfully assisted countless clients in handling their labor and employment issues in both Ohio and Kentucky.

Ms. Weber has experience litigating wrongful discharge cases; managing discrimination cases; negotiating collective bargaining agreements; representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal, Ohio and Kentucky agencies; advising management on employment relations; drafting employee handbooks; and negotiating severance agreements.

Ms. Weber regularly advises clients on wage and hour issues. Over the past five years she has served as lead counsel on various wage and hour class and collective actions filed in both Ohio and Kentucky involving claims of misclassification, off the clock work, and other violations for which the plaintiffs claimed to be owed substantial overtime.

Additionally, Ms. Weber is extremely knowledgeable in the area of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and brings sophisticated, yet easy to understand advice on handling and defending against sexual harassment claims. From helping clients analyze options and making recommendations on how to handle employee relations issues, to representing clients in complex discrimination cases, Ms. Weber always provides creative solutions and passionate advocacy for her clients. She is also very involved in the transportation industry and has successfully litigated several cutting-edge employment law cases which have been of great benefit to transportation industry employers.

In addition to her counseling and litigation duties, Ms. Weber frequently provides on-site training seminars for employers on how to formulate and enforce effective personnel policies to avoid and minimize employee lawsuits. She has presented seminars and mock trials involving labor and employment law at a host of local, state, and national conferences where she receives kudos for her engaging and entertaining presentations. Ms. Weber has served numerous times as a guest faculty speaker for Denver University Sturm College of Law, lecturing on labor and employment law in the transportation industry.

Ms. Weber has appeared numerous times as a guest on the nationally syndicated radio talk show, “The Bill Cunningham Show,” and the Cincinnati radio talk show, “The Mike McConnell Show.”

Ms. Weber’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of labor and employment law and transportation law have led to her publishing articles in the Kentucky Bench and Bar Magazine and the Kentucky Motor Transportation Association monthly newsletter and magazine.

Ms. Weber currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Employers Resource Association, a Cincinnati based organization providing companies in the greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana areas with HR answers and advice, training and development, updates on legal issues and HR consulting services.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Susan G. Komen Foundation, pro bono advice and counsel
•Girl Scouts, pro bono advice and counsel

In the News

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...

August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...

October 25, 2016

Katharine Weber and Ryan Martin Authored Kentucky High Court Strikes Down Louisville Minimum Wage Law

Katharine Weber and Ryan Martin authored Kentucky High Court Strikes Down Louisville Minimum Wage Law, published in SHRM.Subscription may be required to view article.


January 17, 2017

Kentucky Passes Right-to-Work Law: FAQs on What This Means to Kentucky Employers and Their Employees

Kentucky has passed House Bill 1, the Kentucky Right to Work Act, making Kentucky the 27th state to adopt right-to-work legislation.The January 7, 2017, passage of the Kentucky Right to Work Act provoked a passionate debate between the business and union community (video of the Governor Matt Bevin’s testimony is available here)....

January 10, 2017

Ohio Limits Local Workplace Laws, Expands Concealed Carry Rights of Licensed Gun Holders

A new Ohio law mandates uniformity of laws across the state affecting wage-hour, paid sick and safe leave and other fringe benefits, and scheduling of employee work hours. Senate Bill 331 expressly prohibits cities and counties from adopting laws in these areas that differ from those enacted at the state and federal level. Senate Bill...

October 21, 2016

Kentucky High Court Strikes Down Louisville Minimum Wage Law; Lexington Law Also Affected

Local governments in Kentucky lack the authority to establish their own minimum wage rates, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled 6-1. Kentucky Restaurant Ass’n, et al. v. Louisville/Jefferson Cty. Metro Gov’t, 2015-SC-000371-TG (Oct. 20, 2016).The Court struck down a Louisville ordinance that required employers within the...


Wage and Hour
Toll Road Ahead: Fourth Circuit Rules Mixed-Fleet Interstate Truck Drivers May Be Entitled to Overtime Pay
December 8, 2017

Despite the overtime exemption provided by the Motor Carrier Act, interstate trucking employers who operate “mixed fleets” - those with vehicles both over and under 10,000 pounds - may owe overtime pay to drivers of the smaller vehicles, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled. Schilling v. Schmidt Baking Co., 2017 U.S. App.

By Katharine C. Weber

Disability, Leave & Health Management
Weighty Issues: Obesity And The But-For Test Under The ADAAA
February 9, 2017

Obesity is still a hot topic both in our health conscious culture and in our courtrooms where we continue to see ADAAA claims based on the notion that an employer fired an employee because the employee was obese.

By Katharine C. Weber

Wage and Hour
Ohio Means Business: New Law Prohibits Cities and Counties From Enacting Paid Sick Leave, Predictive Scheduling, and Minimum Wage Laws
January 6, 2017

Imagine you operate multiple business locations in Columbus, Ohio where 3 counties comprise the city proper and as many as 11 counties comprise the larger Columbus Metropolitan Area.

By Katharine C. Weber and David A. Nenni


Speaking Engagement

Salt Lake City, UT

2018 NATERA Conference

When September 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM to September 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM MST

Location 75 S West Temple - Salt Lake City, UT

Oct 5

Cincinnati, OH

Annual Disability and Leave Management Symposium: Leave it to Us

When October 5, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM EST

Location 1624 Herald Avenue - Cincinnati, OH
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Transportation and Warehousing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(513) 898-0050  Phone
(513) 898-0051  Fax
University Attended:
University of Kentucky, B.B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 1989
Year of First admission:
1989, Ohio - S.D. Ohio; 1990, Kentucky - E.D. Ky.; 2004, Kentucky - W.D. Ky.; 2013, Indiana - N.D. Ind.; 2013, Indiana - S.D. Ind.; 2014, Ohio - N.D. Ohio; 1989, Ohio; 1990, Kentucky; 1993, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1997, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Cincinnati Bar Association
•Employers Resource Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors
•Kentucky Bar Association
•North American Transportation Employee Relations Association, Board of Directors Member, Past National Chairman
•Northern Kentucky Bar Association
•Ohio Bar Association
•Society for Human Resource Management
•Transportation Lawyers Association

Birth Information:

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