Attorney Profile:

Joseph R. Hugg

Joseph R. Hugg: Attorney with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Biography

Joe Hugg is a Partner in the New Orleans office, practicing in the Labor and Employment section. His practice focuses primarily on managing the defense of employment discrimination and wage-and-hour lawsuits and administrative charges on behalf of local and national corporations, as well as advising management on employee-relations and traditional labor law issues. Mr. Hugg also represents employers in immigration law matters, obtaining employment based visas for public and private organizations.

For several years, Mr. Hugg has devoted substantial time to advising educational organizations regarding a wide variety of legal issues, and he is active in the Louisiana charter school movement. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Algiers Charter School Association (ACSA), the largest charter management organization in the State, operating six public schools and serving more than 4000 students.

He is the Co-chair of the ABA/EEO Liaison Committee for Labor & Employment Law, and he regularly speaks regarding emerging labor and employment law issues at seminars, such as the Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys (APCSA), Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) seminar, the Society of Human Resources Managers (NOLA SHRM) annual meeting, the Society of Louisiana CPAs annual conference, the Louisiana Chemical Association Management Seminar, the Association of Corporate Counsel's local annual seminar, Lorman Educational Services' annual seminar, the Association of Legal Administrators' Annual Luncheon, the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association's annual seminar and monthly luncheons, the Greater New Orleans Society of Hospital Human Resources Administrator's annual meeting, and the Firm's Management Update Briefing Seminar. Mr. Hugg has also lectured Business students at the University of New Orleans (UNO) regarding employment practices.

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.

Mr. Hugg also serves on the Board of Directors for the following organizations:

• Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO);
• ABA/EEO Liaison Committee for Labor & Employment Law; and
• Beacon of Hope, a non-profit organization devoted to fostering neighborhood redevelopment in New Orleans.

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.

Community Involvement

Member, Board of Trustees for the Committee for Better New Orleans (CBNO)

Member, Board of Trustees, Algiers Charter School Association

Member, Board of Directors, Beacon of Hope Resource Center

Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum, Committee for a Better New Orleans (Leadership Class of 2015)

Honors and Awards

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for three consecutive years

Named Top Lawyers of New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine, 2014, 2015 and 2016

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.

Named a Rising Star in the area of Employment & Labor by Louisiana Super Lawyers for the past six consecutive years.

Publications

•“5 Reasons Why Employers CANNOT Rest Easy Under a Trump Administration ” January 2017
•“Will the Teachers Union Organize Your Charter School Next? ” April 2016
•“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)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Education
  • Long-term Care and Senior Living

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
504.584.5466  Phone
504.584.5452  Fax
www.bswllp.com
University Attended:
The University of the South, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004
Law School Attended:
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2007
Year of First admission:
2008
Admission:
Louisiana and Texas
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Co-Chair/Treasurer, ABA/EEO Liaison Committee on Labor & Employment Law

Member, Alliance of Charter School Attorneys

Louisiana Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

ISLN:
919548853

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 33 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/19/16 in Immigration and Naturalization

    Joe is an honest, professional and knowledgeable lawyer. He has always has his clients' best interest in mind and is diligent in his representation of them. I've enjoye... Read more

    Joe is an honest, professional and knowledgeable lawyer. He has always has his clients' best interest in mind and is diligent in his representation of them. I've enjoyed the times we've talked about our practice area. He is also approachable and helpful to other lawyers when he can offer guidance in his areas of expertise.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/16/16 in Maritime Accidents

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/16/16 in Labor and Employment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/16/16 in Labor and Employment

    I have known Mr. Hugg since law school and find him to exhibit professional qualities that serve as a standard for our profession. Read more

    I have known Mr. Hugg since law school and find him to exhibit professional qualities that serve as a standard for our profession.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/16/16 in Litigation

    Great lawyer. Read more

    Great lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/10/16 in Labor and Employment

    He is of the highest caliber. Read more

    He is of the highest caliber.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/09/16 in Labor and Employment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/09/16 in Labor and Employment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 03/08/16 in Labor and Employment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 03/08/16 in Employment Law

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