Bob Weisman is senior counsel in the Labor and Employment Group. He frequently lectures in the areas of labor, employment and workers’ compensation, and has written articles on how arbitration works, subcontracting in the public sector as well as the concept of alter ego under the National Labor Relations Act. He has testified before Congress regarding labor and employment legislation.

Prior to graduation from law school, Bob clerked for two labor arbitrators. Upon graduation, he was a Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.
Firm Publications
Ice Miller News
Published In
  • “LEL Hot Topic | AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion et ux.,” Contributing Author, American Bar Association, ADR in Labor and Employment Law, May 2011
  • “How Arbitration Works,” 6th Ed., 2008 Supplement, Contributing Editor, American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law and BNA Books, 2008
  • "Sour Grapes Turn Into Great Wine," Reflections on Life and the Law: Wit and Wisdom from Columbus Bar Association Attorneys, 2006
  • "NHL Lockout Poses Dilemma for Those on Inside, Outside," Business First, December 3, 2004
  • "Dealing With a Union When Layoffs Become an Economic Reality," In Command, The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association, March/ April 2004
  • "Labor Unions Attempting Comeback in New Economy," Business First, October 10, 2003
  • "Employers, Staff Must Take Heed of Military Leave Laws," Business First, June 7, 2002
  • "Subcontracting In The Public Sector," The Labor Law Journal
  • "Whose Ego Is It, Anyway?," University of Toledo Law Review Journal
  • "Aftershocks of Terrorism Not Stopping For Employers," Business First, November 2, 2001
Speaking Engagements
  • "Mediation of Employment Disputes," at the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law - 9th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA., November 6, 2015
  • “Current labor trends before the National Labor Relations Board,” 2011 Arbitrator and Advocate Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, May 12, 2011
  • “Senate Bill 5 - The New Collective Bargaining Law. Now what?” Co-presenter, Breakfast Exchange, Columbus, Ohio, May 5, 2011
  • “Labor Law,” Fundamentals of Employment Law in Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, April 21, 2010
  • “Management and Human Resources,” Lecturer, The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business MBA Program, Fall 2009
  • "New Laws & New Challenges: 2009 FMLA, ADA & the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Developments in Uncertain Economic Times," Ohio Human Resources Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, July 29, 2009
  • “Lessons Learned from Recent Drug Testing Arbitration Decisions,” Panelist, American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee of the Labor & Employment Law Committee, Midwinter Meeting, February 16, 2009
  • “What Labor & Employment Law Advocates and Arbitrators Really Want From Each Other,” American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Annual CLE Conference, Panelist, Denver, Colorado, September 13, 2008
  • “Careers in Labor and Employment Law,” American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee Liaison for panel discussion hosted by the University of Dayton Law School, April 8, 2008
  • “Mixed Motive and Nexus Issues in Recent Disciplinary Cases,” American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee of the Labor & Employment Law Committee Midwinter Meeting, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, February 2008
  • “Discharge Cases in Arbitration Over the Last Year,” American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee of the Labor & Employment Law Committee Midwinter Meeting, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, February 2008
  • “Pre-Arbitration Strategies,” American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Annual CLE Conference held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 8, 2007
  • "Minimum Wage and Recordkeeping Requirements," Business First Breakfast Meeting, February 2, 2007
  • "Hot Topics in Collective Bargaining," Ohio State Employment Relations Board seminar, September 25, 2006
  • "Documenting the Employment Relationship," Advanced Employment-Related Records in Ohio seminar, July 20, 2006
  • "NLRA: Unions Haven't Gone Away - An NLRA Primer," Human Resources Association of Central Ohio Legal Update 2005, October 11, 2005
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