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Stephen R. Beiting


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Stephen R. Beiting is an Associate in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in a wide range of employment actions in state and federal court and before administrative agencies.

Mr. Beiting focuses his practice on employment litigation and has extensive experience litigating cases involving breaches of non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, as well as claims involving employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour disputes, collective actions, wrongful discharge, and unemployment compensation. Mr. Beiting also advises and represents employers in traditional labor matters at arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board, including clients in the gaming and manufacturing sectors, among many others.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Beiting counsels employers on day-to-day labor and employment matters. He has experience drafting employment agreements and policy manuals, and advising clients on compliance with federal and state laws.

While attending law school, Mr. Beiting served as a managing editor of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. He received the CALI Award for Legal Excellence in Pretrial Litigation and was awarded an Akron Bar Foundation Scholarship. Additionally, Mr. Beiting served as a judicial extern for Judge Handwork of the Sixth District Court of Appeals and as a research assistant for Professor Deborah Merritt.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

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May 15, 2017
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal

Patrick O. Peters, Kathleen M. Tinnerello and Stephen R. Beiting Author "The Impact of a Republican-Majority National Labor Relations Board"

May 15, 2017

Patrick O. Peters, Kathleen M. Tinnerello and Stephen R. Beiting author "The Impact of a Republican-Majority National Labor Relations Board," published by Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (Page 12). Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 6, 2017

Patrick Peters and Stephen Beiting Author "Ohio Legislature Proposes Major Reform of Employment Discrimination Law"

March 6, 2017

Patrick Peters and Stephen Beiting author "Ohio Legislature Proposes Major Reform of Employment Discrimination Law," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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February 28, 2017

Ohio Legislature Proposes Major Reform of Ohio Employment Discrimination Law

February 28, 2017

The Ohio employment discrimination statute may be in for substantial changes. A bill aimed at comprehensive reform of Ohio’s employment discrimination statute (R.C. § 4112) has been introduced Ohio Legislature. Key provisions in House Bill 2 would amend R.C. § 4112 to: Eliminate individual liability for supervisors and managers... Read More

July 27, 2016

Cleveland Law Allows Transgender Employees to Use Restroom Associated With Gender Identity

July 27, 2016

Companies in Cleveland, Ohio, now must permit transgender employees and patrons to use the bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, and dressing facilities associated with the individual’s gender identity or expression. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has signed legislation making it an unlawful discriminatory practice for places of... Read More

July 13, 2016

Overruling Precedent, NLRB Holds Bargaining Units of Jointly and Solely Employed Employees May Elect Union Representative Absent Consent of Their Employers

July 13, 2016

In a departure from more than a decade-long precedent, the National Labor Relations Board has held that Board-conducted representation elections in bargaining units combining employees who are (a) jointly employed by a user employer and supplier employer and (b) solely employed by the user employer do not require the consent of either... Read More

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Selective Enforcement Not A Viable Defense to Non-Competition Agreements Under Ohio Law
February 12, 2017

Employers sometimes worry whether seeking to enforce their non-competes in some circumstances but not others might preclude enforcement altogether in the future.  Not so, says one court.  Applying Ohio law, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, in GCA Services v. Read More

By Stephen R. Beiting and Vincent Tersigni

Federal Court Compels Former Executive To Respond To Extensive Discovery Requests Despite High Cost
September 19, 2016

A federal court in Pennsylvania recently ordered a former executive to respond to costly and expansive discovery requests in a case where the former executive allegedly set up a competing business in violation of his employment agreement.  Although responding to the discovery was expected to be a costly endeavor, the Court in First Niagar Read More

Ohio Appellate Court Sporks Plaintiff in Plastic Cutlery Non-Compete Dispute
December 11, 2013

An Ohio appeals court recently held that an employee did not breach his non-competition agreement by creating his own business in the same industry as his former employer, despite the fact that the former employee contacted clients of his former employer and began compiling an inventory during his restricted period.  Berk Enterprises, Inc Read More