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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.

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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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.
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
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
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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
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Louisiana
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. How long does an employer have to pay you expenses owed if you are getting paid per diem?
A: There is not necessarily a set answer to this. Per diem pay / expense reimbursement can be tricky, and depends on the specific employment policy or agreement in place. They can also interact with overtime laws in complicated ways. I would suggest reaching out to a local employment attorney for more information.
Q. If employer owns 2 stores do they have to pay overtime if splitting time between & 2 different checks?
A: It is very likely that this is a legal violation which would allow you to recover lost wages and penalties, but I would need a few more facts to know for sure. We've represented workers in similar cases with good results. Feel free to email or call for more information.
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.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Stiegler Law Firm Website
Contact & Map
318 Harrison Ave.
Suite 104
New Orleans, LA 70124
Telephone: (504) 267-0777
Fax: (504) 513-3084