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
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
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.
October 8, 2018
Supreme Court Hears Case on Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements for Transportation Workers
On October 3, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340. While the case turns on what may appear to be a simple question of statutory interpretation, the outcome could have profound consequences for employers throughout the transportation industry, for hundreds of thousands of independent...
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...
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
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
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