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June 15, 2012

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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Annmarie Simeone Discusses Legal Implications of Social Media with Local Businesses

Bridgewater, NJ (June 15, 2012) – Annmarie Simeone, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., presented “Social Media in the Workplace” to the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 14, 2012. She discussed the legal implications for businesses using social media in all aspects of the employment process, from recruitment and hiring through termination, as well as the viability and use of technology policies in the workplace.

The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce is a pro-active partnership of businesses, with approximately 500 member companies, dedicated to promoting a favorable business climate, supporting member companies and providing business leadership throughout the county. The volunteer membership drives the committees and activities of the organization. The HCCC serves as a collective voice for business where and when it matters.

Simeone, a resident of Woodbridge, concentrates her practice on labor and employment litigation. She has a wide range of experience in state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues, primarily defending management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including claims for sexual harassment, race, gender, national origin, and disability discrimination. She has defended employers in cases alleging constructive discharge, wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of express or implied employment contracts, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and violations of restrictive covenants. Her work includes the defense of corporations, as well as of individual officers, directors, and employees, addressing both issues unique to small businesses and challenges faced by larger companies.

In addition, Simeone provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel on a wide range of employment issues, including family and medical leave, employee discipline and terminations, disability accommodations, layoff issues such as WARN compliance, and the negotiation and design of severance packages. She also drafts employee manuals and employment-related policies and procedures.

Simeone earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University in 1993, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990. She is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, and is a member of the New Jersey State and Middlesex County Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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