Kelly S. Hughes: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Kelly S. Hughes


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  • Labor and Employment
    University Vanderbilt University, B.M., cum laude, 1999
    Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
    Admitted2003, Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2004, U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; 2005, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2008, U.S. Supreme Court
    Memberships Mecklenburg County Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; The Florida Bar; North Carolina State Bar.

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    Transgender Issues in the Workplace: Navigating a Changing Legal Landscape
    Kelly S. Hughes,Nonnie L. Shivers, November 17, 2015
    Legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity is popping up all around the country. From California’s Senate Bill 703 prohibiting state agencies from entering into certain contracts with contractors that discriminate between employees on the basis of gender identity...

    Employers Can Decide That Physical Presence at the Workplace is an Essential Function
    Kelly S. Hughes, April 30, 2015
    On April 10, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited en banc decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ford Motor Company following a vacated panel decision from April 2014 in which a divided panel had reversed a district court’s summary judgment award in...

    ‘Tis the (Retail) Season, Part III: Five Tips for Hiring Seasonal Workers
    Kelly S. Hughes, December 3, 2014
    It’s that time of year once again! Retailers are gearing up for the holidays and hiring seasonal workers in droves. Unfortunately, the flurry of activity and the common misperception that seasonal workers have a different employment status because they are “temporary” workers can...

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    Kelly S. Hughes

    201 South College Street, Suite 2300
    CharlotteNC 28244


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