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Employers turn to Hugh to handle their employment and labor union matters. He regularly advises clients in the manufacturing, transportation, education, utilities, energy, health care, retail and hospitality industries. His labor experience includes addressing union-related issues ranging from organizational campaigns to collective bargaining to unfair labor practice charges to strikes.

Hugh’s employment experience includes handling such claims as discrimination, unpaid wages, and breaches of contract and restrictive covenants. He counsels clients throughout the Northeast on matters ranging from sexual harassment to Family Medical Leave Act issues to OSHA matters.

Hugh is active in the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a longtime board member and current President of Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut ( and founding board member and current Treasurer of Hartford Promise (

A frequent author on employment and labor topics, Hugh is the managing author of the 2016-2019 editions of the Employer’s Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishing), a comprehensive treatise on the legal framework and strategic considerations that surround management’s response to union organizing.

Judge R. Stan Baker of the US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued an order (Order) on December 7, 2021, enjoining the federal government “from enforcing the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts in any state or territory of the United States of America.” This comes on the heels of the November 30, 2021 order by a federal court in Kentucky (see our article here) blocking the federal government’s ability to enforce the obligation embedded in clauses in federal government contracts and other instruments requiring employees of federal contractors with covered contracts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022.
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