Rebecca Weis is a seasoned litigator and counselor on complex employment law issues and business disputes. She has a multi-state practice in which she partners with a wide variety of clients and industries to defend against claims challenging their personnel and business decisions.
She regularly defends management-side clients against charges and lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Rebecca also defends claims involving independent contractor misclassification, workers compensation retaliation, whistleblower retaliation, disability accommodation, family and medical leave, and individual and collective wage and hour issues. She also has substantial experience drafting and enforcing employment agreements and restrictive covenants, including non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions.
Rebecca regularly acts as “in-house” employment counsel for companies that elect to outsource their employment work. She also provides day-to-day, proactive, and common sense counseling to employers on every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. In conjunction with counseling, Rebecca is a frequent speaker and author on trending employment law issues. She conducts targeted client training for employees, human resources professionals, and company managers.
Returning to the Workplace — What Employers Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Stites & Harbison webinar, March 11, 2021
by Sarah Shadburne, Louisville Business First, May 29, 2020
Louisville Business First, March 24, 2020
Avoiding Employee Documentation Pitfalls
Presenter, Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities Annual Conference, November 2019
Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements: A Look Back and What's Ahead
WEBCAST, speaker, The Knowledge Group, December 5, 2018
Employee Handbooks and Restrictive Covenants
Data Breach Prevention and Response
Recruiting Committee, Chair; Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member
Greater Louisville, Inc., Economic Development Committee
give, Founding Member
Mayor's Vision Louisville Initiative, Vice Chair
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation Board of Directors, Former Board Member
Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies Board of Directors, Former Board Member
Young Professionals Association of Louisville Board of Directors, Past-President and Former Board Member
Leadership Louisville Center Board of Directors, Former Board Member
Louisville Downtown Development Corporation Board of Directors, Former Board Member
Leadership Louisville, Class of 2020
Rebecca has a long history of civic and community service, including as a member of the board of directors for the Leadership Louisville Center, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies, and Dress for Success Louisville. Rebecca is also a founding member of [give]502 and a past President of the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL).
Rebecca was named to the "Forty under 40" list by Business First of Louisville in 2013. She currently serves on the Economic Development Committee for Greater Louisville, Inc. In that role, she weighs in on potential federal and state legislation that may affect her clients and their employees.
Rebecca is also cancer survivor—a badge she wears proudly. In 2016, weeks before her daughter’s first birthday, Rebecca was diagnosed with a very rare, acute leukemia. The cancer is so rare it had no standard recommended course of treatment at the time of her diagnosis.
Although devastated by the prognosis, Rebecca refused to yield. Instead, she became her own advocate and found hope in a brand new targeted chemotherapy being offered through an FDA-approved clinical trial. After four rounds of the clinical trial therapy, Rebecca received an allogeneic bone marrow transplant—the only potential cure for an acute leukemia like hers.
Rebecca is now alive and well thanks to ground-breaking research that led to creation of her clinical trial drug and the selfless bone marrow donation of a complete stranger.
Rebecca’s cancer battle reflects the same grit and determination she brings to her legal practice. She is undaunted by challenges, and serves her clients as both a trusted counselor and tenacious advocate.
Rebecca spends her spare time where it counts most—with the people she loves. On Saturdays in the fall, she cheers for her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes football team (Rebecca was raised in Columbus, Ohio and bleeds scarlet and gray—don’t hold it against her).
Best Lawyers In America®, Employment Law - Management (2021)
Kentucky Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-21)
Recommended by Premier Employment Lawyers (2019)
Recent Alumna Award, University of Louisville Law Alumni Council (2017)
Attorney to Watch, Business First of Louisville (2015)
"Forty under 40" List, Business First of Louisville (2013)
Insider Louisville, YP Top Influencer