Melanie Black Dubis Releases Podcast on Legal Concepts Related to Social Media in the Workplace

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP Partner Discusses Social Media Implications and Policies for Employers

Raleigh, NC, December 17, 2011 --( Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, has announced the release of a podcast on the legal concepts of social media in the workplace. In this podcast, Dubis outlines the issues surrounding employee social media usage, legal issues arising from the misuse of social networking sites and the best practices employers can implement to ensure appropriate usage among all organizational employees. The podcast can be found at

“We all have a corporate image or brand that we work very hard to create and project. However, your employees may be projecting a different image on personal social media channels,” said Dubis. “Employers should be sure to implement an Internet posting policy and effectively monitor their employees’ social media usage. The policy should align directly with the company’s philosophy and image towards the use of social networking in the workplace.”

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About Melanie Black Dubis:
Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, handles commercial disputes for clients in North Carolina State and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and arbitration proceedings. A Phi Beta Kappa, Dubis was a John W. Wade Scholar at Vanderbilt University Law School, earning her JD in 1995 after earning a B.A. with honors from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. While at Vanderbilt University, she was the senior student writing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Dubis was named among North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation in 2009 and Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” Young Guns in 2007. She is the 2006 recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 leadership award and 2011 recipient of the journal’s Women in Business award. Dubis serves as pro bono general counsel for Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina, has served on the board of Leadership America and is an active member of the board of directors of the Carolina Ballet. She was named “Outstanding Volunteer Attorney” by the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program. For more information about Dubis, visit

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