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Charles Joseph Stiegler

Charles Joseph Stiegler

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

Charles Stiegler is an experienced labor and employment attorney who has fought cases involving allegations of discrimination, retaliation, and unpaid wages in state and federal courts throughout the country.  After graduating with honors from LSU law school, Mr. Stiegler worked for high-end law firms based in Silicon Valley and New York City before starting his own practice here in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He specializes his practice in claims of unpaid overtime, unpaid wages, and unpaid commissions, but also practices 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. Mr. Stiegler is a former clerk to the Hon. Jeanette Theriot Knoll (ret.) of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and also practices appellate law including writs and briefs to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Mr. Stiegler is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in the states of Louisiana and California, and has appeared pro hac vice in courts in New York, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Ohio.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Louisiana
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9th Circuit
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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
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. (2006)
Honors: Order of the Coif
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Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B.A. (2003) | English Literature; History
Honors: Summa cum laude
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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
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- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association  # 33456
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 245973
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- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Human Resources Law: What You Need to Know Now, Baton Rouge, LA
National Business Institute
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
40 Questions Answered
Q. If u work for a company and u don't get paid how long does the company have until your able to sue
A: Strictly speaking, there's no minimum time limit before suing, but it almost never makes sense to just file suit without taking certain steps first to ensure you've positioned yourself in the best possible manner. Jumping straight to filing a legal action is rarely the best or most efficient way to proceed. But as is often the case, the answers to these questions can be highly specific and you should reach out to a local labor attorney to discuss your personal circumstances.
Q. I’m not getting paid (in La.) due to the govt shutdown, yet I’m being asked to do some work without pay. Is that legal?
A: Generally, it is not legal for a company to require you to work without pay. There are some unique aspects to this rule given the government shutdown; however, even the government is required to pay people on time, and the shutdown does not excuse them from lawsuits for unpaid wages. I would need to know more details about the specifics of your claim to give a clear answer. I would suggest contacting a local employment attorney to discuss.
Q. I have a co worker that is taking our company to court for not paying overtime and wonder if I'm able to jump in on it
A: That depends. Some unpaid overtime lawsuits are filed as "collective actions," which means that other co-workers can ask the court to join the suit. Other lawsuits are filed just on behalf of one individual. I would need to know more about your co-worker's lawsuit to answer this question.
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Contact & Map
318 Harrison Ave.
Suite 104
New Orleans, LA 70124
Telephone: (504) 267-0777
Fax: (504) 513-3084
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