September 2, 2013
In the September edition of Columbia Metropolitan magazine, Nexsen Pruet attorney David Dubberly provides insight into a growing employer issue - social media. The article is entitled, "Back to the Future: How social media has revolutionized the business world."
“It’s been found to be illegal to fire an employee for criticizing his or her employer via social media, so it’s smart to create some sort of policy about what can and cannot be said when discussing the company online,” says David Dubberly, an employment and labor attorney with Nexsen Pruet. The list goes on, including disclosure if a company pays someone to say good things about their company via social media, liability for false or misleading comments, and whether hourly employees are owed pay for time spent monitoring sites. “The bottom line is that you have to monitor it,” says David.
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David Dubberly chairs Nexsen Pruet’s Employment and Labor Law Group and co-chairs the firm’s International Law Team. In a career of almost three decades, he has built a strong track record rooted in determination and ingenuity and has become a go-to attorney for companies seeking legal counsel in compliance matters, defense of government investigations, litigation, and mediation and arbitration.