Jerry L. Stovall, Jr.: Lawyer with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Jerry L. Stovall, Jr.

Baton Rouge,  LA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Automotive
  • Governmental Relations
  • Construction
University Baylor University, B.B.A., 1986
Law SchoolBaylor University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Admitted1989, Texas; 1994, Louisiana; all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana and Texas; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Texas State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Board of Directors of the Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resource Managers, Member and Legislative Director

Counsel to the Louisiana and Community Technical College System

Counsel to the Baton Rouge Sports Association and Board Member

Counsel to the Baton Rouge Amateur Athletic Association.

Represents numerous private employers in the construction, service, chemical, health care and sales industries.

BornSt. Louis, Missouri, April 11, 1964

Mr. Stovall concentrates his practice in the areas of labor & employment law, corporate formation, business, corporate and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Stovall represents individuals, private employers and public entities. Mr. Stovall is a frequent speaker, author and trainer, primarily in the areas of labor & employment law.

Honors and Awards

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana in the area of Labor & Employment in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, 2014, 2015


“Most Common Hiring Pitfalls ” August 2015

“Get Ready the Minimum Required Salary for an Exempt Employee is About to Double ” August 2015

“The Department of Labor Narrows The Independent Contractor Exemption Classification ” July 2015

“Court Rules That Employer May Be Liable For Actions Of An Anonymous Harasser ” July 2015

“EEOC Issues Revised Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues ” July 2015

“DOL Issues Rule Increasing White Collar Minimum Salary Requirement ” June 2015

“Be on the Lookout for Department of Labor's “Administrator's Interpretation” Clarifying Independent Contractor Status ” 6/17/2015

“OFCCP Posts Sample Affirmative Action Plans for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities ” 6/15/2015

“Why You Should Not Agree to Continue Health Insurance As Part of a Separation Agreement ” June 2015

“OSHA Issues a Transgender Bathroom Usage Guidance ” 6/4/2015

“US Department of Labor Releases New FMLA Forms ” 6/3/2015

“EEOC Initiates Paperless Online Charge System ” May 2015

“EEOC Finally Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Application of ADA to Employer Wellness Plans ” April 2015

“May an Employer Require a Medical Examination When an Employee Transfers from One Position to Another ” March 2015

“United States Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Regarding Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA ” February 2015

“OSHA Regulations Expanded to Require Automobile Dealers to Maintain OSHA 300 Logs ” January 2015

“A Couple Action Items for HR in 2015 ” January 2015

“IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate Increases for 2015 ” January 2015

“U.S. Department of Justice Takes Position that Title VII Prohibits Gender Identity Discrimination ” January 2015

“At Least 21 States Raise Their Minimum Wage in 2014 ” January 2015

“It's Official, The EEOC Doesn't Want Your Employees To Be Healthy ” August 2014

“NLRB Encourages Employees to Also File Complaints with OSHA and Department of Labor ” August 2014

“Department of Labor Issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA ” June 2014

“Bullying In The Workplace-Address It Now Or Pay Later ” April 2014

“Fifth Circuit Holds that Confidentiality Agreement Prohibiting Disclosure of “Financial” and “Personnel Information” Violates NLRA ” April 2014

“Supreme Court Clarifies Employer Obligations to Pay for Time Spent Donning and Doffing Clothes ” February 2014

“New OSHA Regulations Tracking Workplace Injuries ” January 2014

“Exercise Caution When Granting Year-End Bonuses ” December 2013

“When Is a Full House Worse Than Two of a Kind? When the NLRB Is Involved ” August 2013

“Contrary to Public Opinion, You Can Still Conduct Criminal Background Checks-With Caution ” June 2013

“Department of Labor Issues New Regulations Regarding FMLA Military Leave ” March 2013

“What to Do When Employees Don't Show Up... ” August 2012

“EEOC Holds That Transgender Workers Are Protected by Title VII ” 5/1/2012

“Final ADAAA Regulations ” 6/2/2011

“2008 Legislature Expands Louisiana Noncompete Statute ” August 2008

Contributing author to the Texas Young Lawyers Association's publication, Texas Lawyers Professional Ethics, 3rd Edition


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Most Common Hiring Pitfalls
Jerry L. Stovall, August 17, 2015
Although each new-hire is different, every interview and hiring decision presents similar issues and risks. Many of the risks inherent in the hiring process can be minimized by the use of a standard interview script for each position. This will not only assure that all applicants are treated the...

Get Ready the Minimum Required Salary for an Exempt Employee is About to Double
Gregory D. Frost,Jerry L. Stovall, August 7, 2015
On June 30, 2015 the Department of Labor issued its long-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations governing white-collar employees.

The Department of Labor Narrows The Independent Contractor Exemption Classification
Jerry L. Stovall, August 4, 2015
A recent DOL Interpretation will probably entitle more workers to benefits and overtime compensation as employees. David Weil, the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Interpretation last week regarding the proper analysis to be used in...

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Jerry L. Stovall, Jr.

Baton RougeLA 70821-3197


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