Joseph R. Hugg is a partner in the New Orleans office, practicing in the Labor and Employment section. Mr. Hugg received his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University Law School in 2007 and his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of the South in 2004.
He has also co-authored articles for The Corporate Counselor, a national newsletter featuring advice to corporate management, and Long-Term Living Magazine, a national publication devoted to issues facing the elderly and residential life facilities for the elderly.
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2007
The University of the South, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004
Member, Alliance of Charter School Attorneys
Member, Board of Trustees, Algiers Charter School Association
Member, Board of Directors, Beacon of Hope Resource Center
Member, Governance Committee of the Board of Directors, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans
Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum, Committee for a Better New Orleans (Leadership Class of 2015)
Honors and Awards
Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Employment & Labor by Louisiana Super Lawyers for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, 2016
Named "Top Lawyers of New Orleans" by New Orleans Magazine, 2015
“Recent NLRB Actions Force Employers to Change Established Policies and Practices” The Corporate Counselor, Volume 29, Number 11, February 2015
“Legal Update: Tip Pooling and Mandatory Service Charges” January 2014
“Supreme Court Issues Four Decisions Favorable to Employers” The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 28, No. 5, September 2013
“New I-9 Form Released for Immediate Use” Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. Pelican Chapter, March 2013
“EEOC Recognizes Title VII Cause of Action For Transgender Individuals” The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 27, No. 5, September 2012
"Attention Employers: Be wary of Genetic Discrimination", Long Term Living, October 12, 2011
"Courts Clarify Damages Caps Under Federal Employment Discrimination Statutes", The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 26, No. 5, September 2011
"Are Your Independent Contractors Really Independent?", The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 26, No. 1, February 2011
"Health Care Reform: Prepare for the Changes Already Approved, and Stay Tuned", The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 25, No. 3, July 2010
"New Burdens for Federal Contractors: Sign of Things to Come?", The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 24, No. 8, December 2009
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