Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC (KWW) hired Anthonia N. Ogbechie as an Associate attorney. Anthonia, a U.S. Army Reserve Major, was most recently a supervisory staff administrator for the Department of the Army, a position she held while attending law school. She...
Amid holiday activities and a flurry of end-of-year deadlines, Congress somewhat quietly enacted three pieces of legislation that will affect employers nationwide. The new laws impose restrictions on non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements, enhance benefits...
As we start the New Year, we wanted to offer our clients and friends a couple of helpful reminders of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provisions we’ve been seeing employers struggle with. It is commonly known that the FMLA covers employers with 50 or more...
The new year begins with a prominent peer-recognition accolade for six Kastner Westman & Wilkins labor and employment attorneys. Shareholders Jim Wilkins, John McKenzie and Tom Green, as well as Of Counsel to the firm Karen Lefton each earned an Ohio Super Lawyers...
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission unveiled a proposed rule that would invalidate most non-compete agreements nationwide and prevent employers from entering new ones with workers. The proposed rule faces a lengthy rulemaking process before taking effect,...
Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC (KWW), a northeast Ohio boutique labor and employment law firm representing management exclusively, promoted Amanda S. Smith to Shareholder. Smith has been with KWW for nearly 10 years. She’s an Ohio State Bar Association-Certified...
Join us in recognizing Shareholders Jim Wilkins and John McKenzie, who have been selected for the Best Lawyers® in America 2023 edition. Associate attorneys Michael Karst and Julie Trout earned Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2023 honors. Wilkins, who has achieved this...
Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, individual states may now ban abortion services entirely or place very tight restrictions on them. The Court’s ruling has prompted some employers to consider how they might assist...
KWW is pleased to announce that long-time Akron attorney Karen Lefton is joining the firm in an Of Counsel capacity. Karen brings more than 25 years of legal experience to KWW. For the last eight years, Karen was Principal of her own firm, The Lefton Group, LLC....
Earlier this month, Governor DeWine signed into law Senate Bill 47, which aims to take three wage-and-hour concepts that exist under federal law and codify them into Ohio’s wage-hour statute. First and foremost, the new legislation, which becomes effective this July,...
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