Wes McCart is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Group. His experience includes drafting and enforcement of employment covenants, defending employers against claims of discrimination and representing management on labor and other employment issues.
Before becoming an associate at Alston & Bird, Wes completed a one-year fellowship as a staff attorney at Georgia Legal Services, where he represented indigent clients in over eighty cases, including matters related to unemployment, domestic relations, housing, consumer law, and public benefits.
Wes received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the DePaul University College of Law in 2009, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, Wes served as business manager and associate editor of the DePaul Law Review. He also worked as a judicial extern in the United States Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Commercial Law Division (Chicago). Prior to attending law school, Wes taught languages in Georgia public schools and abroad. He graduated with a B.S. in education from the University of Georgia in 2001 and received a graduate certificate in Spanish translation from Georgia State University in 2006.
This advisory discusses the background and implications of the September 7, 2012, decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the “Board”) that held that an employer’s social media policy prohibiting statements that “damage the Company, defame any individual or damage any person’s reputation” violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and that employees would reasonably construe the policy to restrict certain protected concerted activities, namely communications, regarding the employer’s treatment of its employees.
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