Jerry L. Stovall, Jr.

Jerry L. Stovall, Jr.: Attorney with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. AV stamp icon


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.


Associate, Liddell Sapp Zivley Hill & LaBoon, Houston, TX, 1989-1990

Associate, West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, College Station, TX, 1990-1995

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, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.


•“Holiday Party Useful Tips to Consider ” Jerry L. Stovall, Jr., November 2018
•“Be Very Careful What You Say to an Employee About FMLA Leave: You May Create a Claim that Otherwise Would Not Have Existed ” November 2018
•“After A Nine Year Hiatus, The DOL Issues Two New FMLA Opinion Letters ” September 2018
•“Does Your Last-Chance Agreement Contain A Prospective Waiver? It Probably Shouldn't ” July 2018
•“Logic Prevails At The NLRB! Some Common Sense HR Policies Are Legal Once Again! ” June 2018
•“The Perfect Storm: A Convergence of Unpaid Rest Breaks, The FLSA and FMLA ” May 2018
•“Good News for Employers! U.S. Supreme Court Decides that Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Provisions Are Enforceable ” May 2018
•“IRS Issues Assistance on New Paid FMLA Tax Credit ” April 2018
•“The DOL Has Begun to Issue Opinion Letters Again - And You Should Read Them ” April 2018
•“OSHA Withdraws Fairfax Memo, Employers Are No Longer Required to Allow Non-Employees to Accompany OSHA Investigators ” May 2017
•“Good News for Federal Contractors - President Trump Blocks Implementation of Obama Blacklisting ” March 2017
•“Texas Court Stops Implementation of Minimum Salary Increase ” November 2016
•“OSHA Delays Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions - Again ” October 2016
•“Reminder - FLSA Salary Increase Deadline is Approaching ” September 2016
•“The EEOC Issues Guidance on Avoiding Retaliation Claims ” September 2016
•“LABI Asks Department of Labor to Delay Implementation of Overtime Rules ” September 2016
•“OSHA Tries to Make Workers Safer by Making Post-Accident Drug Screens and Safety-Incentive Programs More Difficult to Apply ” July 2016
•“Email Reminder - Don't Do What Debbie Did ” July 2016
•“The EEOC Takes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Seriously ” July 2016
•“OFCCP Issues Final Rule Updating Sex Discrimination Guidelines For Federal Contractors ” June 2016
•“DOL Issues Proposed Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave ” February 2016
•“FLSA Violations Can Land You in Jail ” December 2015
•“The EEOC, DOL and OFCCP Announce Deadlines for Final Rules ” December 2015
•“Healthcare Providers Beware, OSHA Is Targeting Your Workplace Violence Programs, And it Is Going to Cost You... ” December 2015
•“OSHA Says that Fainting at the Sight of Blood is Recordable ” November 2015
•“EEOC Issues Another NPR Regarding Employee Wellness Programs ” November 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 ” June 2015
•“OFCCP Posts Sample Affirmative Action Plans for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities ” June 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 ” June 2015
•“US Department of Labor Releases New FMLA Forms ” June 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

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Disaster Relief
  • Long-term Care and Senior Living

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
225.381.8042  Phone
225.387.5397  Fax
Mailing Address:
PO Box 3197, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
University Attended:
Baylor University, B.B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana and Texas; 1994, Louisiana; 1989, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Employment Law Advisory Committee

Texas State Bar Association

American Bar Association

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

Legislative Director of Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resource Managers

Employment Counsel to the Louisiana House of Representatives

Counsel to the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

Member of the Louisiana Association of General Contractors Safety Council

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.

Birth Information:
St. Louis, Missouri, April 11, 1964

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (18 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 06/23/17 in Labor and Employment

    He is a very good attorney, a great person and fine Dad. thanks.

    He is a very good attorney, a great person and fine Dad. thanks. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Senior Attorney on 07/05/17 in Labor and Employment

    This attorney is extremely conscientious and always devotes the time necessary to each matter he is called upon to handle. He is courteous to those who employ him and to those against whom he litigates. He ensures that he is well versed in any ende... Read more

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    This attorney is extremely conscientious and always devotes the time necessary to each matter he is called upon to handle. He is courteous to those who employ him and to those against whom he litigates. He ensures that he is well versed in any endeavors to which he is called. I recommend him highly as an attorney who can produce the best result to which his client is entitled. Read less

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