Hugh Murray is "renowned for his expert counsel on collective bargaining negotiations, discrimination lawsuits and wage and hour disputes. 'Beyond being a person to get legal counsel from, Hugh is a true business partner for me,' states a client. 'He is truly focused on making the right decision each and every time.'" —Chambers USA 2020
Employers turn to Hugh Murray 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 board member and secretary of Hartford Promise, Inc. and a board member of the Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut.
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.
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