Home healthcare can be grueling and difficult work. Workers often take ten to twelve hour shifts, sometimes six or seven days a week. They are responsible for providing close, personal care to elderly, sick, or recovering patients who need assistance in almost every facet of life. To make matters worse, many home healthcare companies refuse … Read more
Some companies refuse to pay overtime to workers by claiming that they are “independent contractors.” But simply calling someone an independent contractor does not make it true. Many supposed independent contractors are actually employees under the law, and entitled to overtime pay. Click to learn more.
In Lindsey v. Bio-Medical Applications, the Fifth Circuit recently addressed the difference between “real deadlines” and “hortatory deadlines” in an FMLA Retaliation case.
I often receive calls from people who feel discriminated against or harassed at their workplace, and want to know their options. They often ask if they can resign and then sue the employer. Sometimes, they have already resigned and want to pursue legal action immediately. Whether you can resign your job and still sue is … Read more
It’s hard to overstate the importance of Google for service businesses – particularly, perhaps, law offices. The vast majority of potential legal clients have no pre-existing relationship with a lawyer, and no real way to find and select one. So they pull out their phones and search “divorce lawyer” or “car accident lawyer” or “employment … Read more
The Stiegler Law Firm is proud to announce that Charles Stiegler has been named to 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list in the field of Employment and Labor. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Louisiana are selected by Super Lawyers each year. Mr. Stiegler was previously named three times to the Super Lawyers … Read more