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Katharine C. Weber

Principal
Cincinnati

P 513-898-0050
F 513-898-0051
katharine.weber@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

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.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

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

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

August 15, 2017

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... Read More

October 25, 2016
SHRM

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

October 25, 2016

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. Read More

October 7, 2016
Cincinnati Business Courier

Katharine Weber Discusses the Fair Labor Standards Act

October 7, 2016

Katharine Weber discusses how salaried employees will be impacted by the new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that will go into effect on December 1, 2016 in "Fair Labor Standards Act: Roundtable Discussion," published by Cincinnati Business Courier. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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January 17, 2017

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

January 17, 2017

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).... Read More

January 10, 2017

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

January 10, 2017

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... Read More

October 21, 2016

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

October 21, 2016

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... Read More

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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. Read More

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. Read More

Ohio Means Business: New Law Prohibits Cities and Counties From Enacting Paid Sick Leave, Predictive Scheduling, and Minimum Wage Laws
January 3, 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. Read More