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Charles Joseph Stiegler

Charles Joseph Stiegler

Stiegler Law Firm LLC
  • Employment Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • California, Louisiana
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Summary

Hi - I'm Charlie Stiegler, a sixth-generation New Orleanian and a proud LSU Tiger.  I've spent years working for high-end law firms based in Silicon Valley and New York City, but my passion is - and always has been - South Louisiana and the people who live here. It is my job to help Louisiana workers and companies navigate the complexities and unexpected surprises of state and federal labor and employment law, so that they can get back to doing what they do best. My specialty involves claims of unpaid overtime, unpaid wages, and unpaid commissions. I also practice in all other aspects of employment law including non-compete agreements, trade secret claims, False Claims Act lawsuits, and claims involving workplace discrimination or harassment. I also practice appellate law, including writs and briefs to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Louisiana
9th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Proskauer Rose
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Attorney in nation's leading Labor & Employment Department, with particular emphasis in complex Class & Collective Action practice
Law Clerk
Louisiana Supreme Court
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Law Clerk for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll
Attorney
Gorman & Miller, P.C.
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Attorney for AV-rated law firm in Silicon Valley, with an emphasis in business disputes and franchisor/franchisee relations.
Education
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B.A. / English Literature; History (2003)
Honors: Summa cum laude
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. (2006)
Honors: Order of the Coif
Awards
Rising Star - Labor and Employment
Super Lawyers
Rising Star - Labor and Employment
Super Lawyers
Golden Gavel
Proskauer Rose
Rising Star - Labor and Employment
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Louisiana State Bar Association # 33456
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 245973
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
DOL’s Final Overtime Exemption Rule, BLR Hot Topic Master Class, New Orleans, LA
BLR
Human Resources Issues, Local Government Law - What Attorneys Need to Know, New Orleans, LA
National Business Institute
Handling Email, Social Media And Other Electronically Stored Information, The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, New Orleans, LA
National Business Institute
Websites & Blogs
Website
Stiegler Law Firm Website
Legal Answers
28 Questions Answered

Q. If my previous employer says that they mailed my final check and I don't receive it, who is responsible for the check?
A: If they sent to the wrong address, it is on them (unless you failed to update them of the correct address). If they mailed it to the correct address and it was just misdelivered, neither is responsible. Either way they should void that check and send you a new one.
Q. recently filed a EEO against my supervisor for harassment in the workplace.
A: You should report all this to the EEOC to ensure it is included in the charge. It would probably be a good idea to contact a local employment attorney for assistance in handling the EEOC process.
Q. I work for a security company that require me to answer the oncall phone , do they have to pay me an hourly rate
A: The company must pay you when you are actually on the phone, or dealing with whatever issue that you've been called about. They are not required to pay you for the time you are merely waiting to be called, *unless* there are significant restrictions placed on you during your on-call times -- for instance, if they say that when you are on call you must stay home at all times, and can't go shopping, out to eat, etc.
Q. What is considered a hostile work environment? I'm pregnant and my employer isn't happy.
A: Those two comments, alone, do not make for a hostile work environment. To be a hostile work environment, comments must be so extreme as to be beyond all normal bounds of dignity; or be continuous and ongoing over a period of time. These comments were rude, but not extreme. However, if similar comments continue - on and on - they may become a hostile work environment. Do not be afraid to reach out to HR. It is critical that you document these instances of harassment and give the company a chance to correct the issues. Your failure to contact HR could later be held against you, and could even bar a potential employment lawsuit were it to ever come to that.
Q. I have a contract with a company that no longer has work for me. Do they still have to fulfill the terms?
A: It is impossible to give an opinion on the enforceability of a contract without having read it. I believe it would be worth your time and money to contact a local attorney for assistance.
Q. My husband is a LLC owner from Iowa who was shut down last week by Dept. of Labor for no worker's comp, and will be fine
A: Contact a local attorney. You need legal assistance far beyond what can be provided in this simple Q&A format.
Q. I recently competed a training course from January-March 2017, which my employer paid for...
A: They cannot make you sign anything. They can fire you for refusing to sign it.
Q. my employer took my commission check and said i owed him money. is this legal
A: It is impossible to answer this question without more information. I would recommend contacting a local employment attorney if you are concerned about your pay.
Q. Can a employer ask for a employee applicant to be women with large breasts and large behinds? Is this illegal under EEOC
A: Yes, this is illegal if the company employs 15 or more workers. Small companies, with less than 15 employees, are not subject to federal employment laws.
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318 Harrison Ave.
Suite 104
New Orleans, LA 70124
USA
Telephone: (504) 267-0777
Fax: (504) 513-3084