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Rebecca A. Weis

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 Human Resources Conversations: Live Q&A

Reopening comes with certain legal risks. Here’s what you should know

by Sarah Shadburne, Louisville Business First, May 29, 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

Local Government Cannot Raise Minimum Wage Rate in Kentucky

Are Your Salaried Employees Still Exempt?

Employee Handbooks and Restrictive Covenants

Louisville Better Business Bureau Breakfast Series, August 11, 2015

Data Breach Prevention and Response

Southern Indiana Society for Human Resources Management, June 9, 2015

A "Supreme" Summer for Employers

It's time to update your EEOC Workplace Notice poster

Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Recruiting Committee, Chair; Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Community Involvement

Greater Louisville, Inc., Economic Development Committee

give[502], 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

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

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.

Besides Stites & Harbison

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).

Accolades

Best Lawyers In America®, Employment Law - Management (2021)

Kentucky Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-20)

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

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