Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, Hugh handles employment and labor union matters. He regularly advises employers 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 (www.slsct.org) and founding board member and current Treasurer of Hartford Promise (www.hartfordpromise.org).
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.