Jack Hughes

Jack Hughes Partner

Jack Hughes joined Liebert Cassidy Whitmore as an associate attorney in 1996. Since then he has worked in all aspects of the firm's labor and employment law practice.

Jack has been involved in public-sector employment law trial and appellate court litigation on behalf of a number of cities, with several published decisions to his credit including Robison v. City of Manteca 78 Cal.App.4th 452, 92 Cal.Rptr.2d 748, City of Palo Alto v. Service Employees International Union 77 Cal.App.4th 327, 91 Cal.Rptr.2d 500, and Smith v. City of Napa 120 Cal.App.4th 194, 14 Cal.Rptr.3d 908.

Jack has served as labor negotiator for city, county and special district clients, and has represented charter cities in labor negotiation impasse interest arbitration proceedings. He has successfully negotiated Memoranda of Understanding involving police officers, sheriff deputies, correctional officers, probation officers, firefighters, supervisory staff, clerical staff, maintenance employees and other blue-collar professions, in-home support service employees and most other public sector classifications.

Jack is also one of the experienced presenters in the firm's renowned management and supervisory training programs. Jack has conducted hundreds of training seminars for municipal, county, special district and federal agencies. Jack specializes in training on protected status discrimination/harassment/retaliation, supervisor skills, labor relations/negotiations, leave laws, disability laws, workplace violence, free speech, disciplinary procedures, grievance procedures and effective performance evaluations among others.

Education

  • JD, Duke University School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Davis

LITIGATION

Schultz v. City of Eureka (2010) - The City of Eureka terminated Fire Captain Michael Schultz for failing to conduct a safety inspection and then lying about it to his supervisor.

NEGOTIATIONS

County of Napa - SEIU general and supervisory units.

County of Butte – Public Employees, Mid- Managers, COA, DSA, POA, PEA, UPEC, United Domestic Workers.

County of El Dorado – Public Employees, Operating Engineers, DSA, Law Enforcement Managers’ Association, Deputy County Counsel Association, Criminal Attorney Association, Mid-Managers, United Domestic Workers.

County of Tulare - All County safety and non-safety units.

County of Plumas - Operating Engineers, DSA, Probation Association.

County of Humboldt - United Domestic Workers, DSA, AFSCME.

Arcata Fire Protection District - IAFF.

Humboldt Bay Fire - IAFF.

Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District - IAFF.

Coastside Fire Protection District - IAFF.

Scotts Valley Fire Protection District - IAFF.

Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County -  IAFF, Administrative Group, Mid-Management Group, Miscellaneous.

Southern Marin Fire Protection District - IAFF.

Marinwood Community Services District -IAFF.

Housing Authority of Alameda County - SEIU.

Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District – Field Employees Association.

County of Marin – SEIU.

Humboldt Transportation Authority – AFSCME, Transit Workers and Mechanics.

El Dorado Irrigation District – Water and Wastewater Employees, Engineers.

Tuolumne Utilities District - Non-safety employees association.

City of South Lake Tahoe - All City safety and non-safety units.

City of San Rafael – IAFF, Police Association.

City of Richmond - SEIU.

City of Santa Clara – All City safety and non-safety units.

City of Vacaville - POA, Managers’ Association, City Employees Association, IAFF, Stationary Engineers, Fire Management Group.

City of Chico - IAFF.

City of Hayward - City non-safety employee bargaining units.

City of Sunnyvale - Non-safety employees association.

City of Sonoma - IAFF.

Town of Truckee - POA.

City of Fairfield - SEIU, POA, GMA, Mid-Managers, Firefighters.

Education

  • JD, Duke University School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Davis

Jul 6, 2016

Establishing Rapport During Negotiations

In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. 

Aug 5, 2015

Dealing with Conflicting Policies

In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. 

Apr 28, 2015 Press Release

LCW Sacramento Partners Gage Dungy and Jack Hughes Quoted in a Daily Journal's Article on Sacramento's Economic Resurgence

LCW Sacramento Partners Gage Dungy and Jack Hughes were quoted in a Daily Jou...
Jun 4, 2014

Role of Comparability Data

We are proud to continue our video series – Tips from the Table.

Education

  • JD, Duke University School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Davis

4 April 2018
4 April 2018
Consortium Trainings

Difficult Conversations

Gold Country ERC Roseville
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15 February 2018
15 February 2018
Consortium Trainings

Difficult Conversations

Napa/Solano/Yolo ERC Napa
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30 November 2017
Customized Trainings

Preventing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Rohnert Park
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16 November 2017
Customized Trainings

Preventing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Rohnert Park
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Education

  • JD, Duke University School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Davis

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