KWW’s addition of seasoned attorneys Ken Stump and Steve Beiting positions KWW well for the continued growth in demand we’re experiencing for management-side labor, employment, and workers’ compensation legal counsel. Ken and Steve’s significant labor and employment experience from working at large national law firms adds valuable depth to KWW’s existing team.
Most employers, including those KWW represents, have seen a significant uptick in employment-related claims in the last year. This increase is attributable to a number of factors, like the #MeToo movement and the corresponding increase in harassment claims, and the continuing upward trend in wage-hour collective actions.
“Steve Beiting has devoted the early years of his law practice to employment litigation matters and advising employers on labor relations, and he makes our team even stronger in those areas,” said Jim Wilkins, KWW President.
Further, most employers constantly struggle to manage their workers’ compensation costs. Employers want injured employees to receive the benefits they need and deserve, but at the same time guard against the abuses that are inherent to the system.
“Ken Stump brings to KWW more than 20 years of workers’ compensation experience representing some of the most prominent institutional employers in NE Ohio,” Wilkins said. “He is adept at communicating with employers and providing them with understandable, practical advice for managing their workers’ compensation claims.”
As a boutique labor and employment law firm, KWW is always looking for lawyers who have successfully focused their professional careers on serving the workplace needs of employers.
“Ken and Steve both fit that mold,” Wilkins said. “Additionally, they are both a great match at KWW because their focus on client service and teamwork fits our culture perfectly.”