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October 12, 2011

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
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Easterly Address the Impact of Social Media on Business and Employment

Bridgewater, NJ (October 12, 2011) – Edward J. Easterly, an Associate with of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., based out of its Pennsylvania office, will present “Social Media’s Impact on Business and Employment” at the Pennsylvania Moving and Storage Associates Annual Conference and Expo on October 20, 2011, at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

“Online social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, are the new frontier in the workplace. As more and more employees use these tools to socialize and conduct business at work, social media’s impact on the workplace is ever present and increasing,” said Easterly.

Social media is changing how employers recruit, hire, interact with, and react to employees, and address post-employment issues and challenges. Often, social media creates an environment of informality and a free-flow of unedited expression. Former employees have used social networks to damage their employers; and employers risk lawsuits for retaliation when social networks are used to injure former employees. Several high-profile cases have addressed social media in the workplace; and with an understanding of the law and the correct employment policies in place, employers can reduce their liability and increase productivity. For more information or to register, visit http://www.pennmovers.org/.

Easterly, a resident of Easton, practices before federal and state courts and labor and employment agencies, representing clients in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act, and the Pennsylvania Humans Relations Act. He assists clients including universities, private businesses, municipalities, utilities, manufacturers, and non-profit organizations, with their labor and employment matters.

Easterly also advises clients regarding enforceability of employment agreements, wage and hour matters, discrimination policies, and covenants not to compete. He is fully versed in drafting and revising employee handbooks/manuals as well as employment and separation agreements. Along with his fellow members of the Labor & Employment Group, Easterly presents training programs to clients regarding many of these same issues, as well as on harassment and social media in the workplace.

He frequently writes articles for local and national publications as well as law alerts on new labor and employment law matters. Easterly presents programs on these subjects to audiences including the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Easterly earned his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2006 and his B.A. from Muhlenberg College in 2003.

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