Thursday, November 16, 2017

SENSITIZING EMPLOYEES TO APPROPRIATE DIGITAL CONDUCT


I've been writing about and training HR professionals and employees on this topic for years.  New journal article coming out soon.

Excerpt... 
Social media has complicated personal and professional lives. What was once bullying in school or the workplace has turned into a 24/7 harassment tool, with cyberbullying on the rise. What was once hidden youthful indiscretions in a pre-social media world has turned into the need for employees to scrub their internet presence in the hopes of securing or keeping a job. Posting fun work-related pictures online in a work uniform cannot only be misconstrued, they can get you fired.


While social media has both a positive and negative impact on society, this article judges neither.  Rather, its purpose is to sensitize business students on appropriate and ethical use of the Internet in private and work lives.  To do so, the author developed numerous projects over several years, dating from social media’s early days to present day. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Big Data Privacy in the Workplace Critical Thinking Exercises for HR Professionals & Law Firm Paralegals


New sessions (60 minutes)

Big Data Privacy in the Workplace
Critical Thinking Exercises for 
HR Professionals

As the veracity of big data improves to make information even more valuable in the commercial marketplace, the law does not always keep pace with ever-changing technology in the business world, and specifically in the workplace.  This interactive session sensitizes HR Professionals to cutting-edge legal issues faced by their companies, on the implications of employer use of employee data. 

Big Data Privacy in the Workplace
Critical Thinking Exercises for Law Firm Paralegals

As the veracity of big data improves to make client information even more valuable in the commercial marketplace, the law does not always keep pace with ever-changing technology in the business world, and specifically in the workplace.  This interactive session sensitizes Paralegals to cutting-edge legal issues faced by their attorneys and clients, on the implications of employer use of employee data. 

This presentation is relevant to many Paralegal Practice Groups: Litigation (Labor & Employment/Data Privacy & Security); Government & Regulatory (Healthcare); Transactional (Writing policies); all Paralegals working with global clients (EU Privacy Directives); etc.  The session gets Paralegals out of their Practice Group comfort zones by introducing issues they’ve likely never worked on.  Ultimately, such critical thinking exercises can lead to “outside the box” higher order thinking for Paralegals, as they stay current on fluid changes in the law.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Illegally Funny" in the Classroom (Humor from the Archives)


I wrote this "Humor Me" column in Speaker magazine a while back. Enjoy!

Illegally Funny

I never dreamed of being a college professor. Does anybody? When my third-grade teacher asked us about our dream job, Molly said astronaut. Evan: actor. Perry: Obtain a terminal degree and lecture on legal morasses.

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Perry

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Speaking at College Panther Preview for High School Students (October 27)


One of my favorite activities - Giving high school students a taste of college, with a simulated "mock class" at GSU:


I. First Day of Class Simulation

Index Card for Book Giveaways:
Name:
Favorite Movie or TV Show dealing with LAW      

Syllabus Excerpt – Wormy Legal Disclaimer…
Any and all legal opinions or statements as to legal matters made by the Instructor are for class discussion purposes only, and are never to be taken as dispensing legal advice.  This includes any conversations with students, whether during or outside class time.

II. Social Media Law in the Workplace

Did you know:
The Federal Trade Commission permits employers to do a deep web search on job applicants, going back seven years
Employees have very little protection against getting fired for inappropriate posts, even if done off company time and on personal equipment

In Georgia, an “at will employee” may be fired for any reason, unless:
1-      A contract says otherwise
2-     union - collective bargaining agreement
          3-   company handbook
4 -  discrimination laws

Employees represent the company 24/7?

Sunday, September 3, 2017

10 Motivators for Professional Success



1. Don't let anyone crush your professional dreams. However, the riskier your dream, the better your backup plan must be. 

2. Live life with no regrets. Sometimes doing the “wrong" career thing may be the right thing for you. Just be prepared to deal with the consequences.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Upcoming Keynotes for College Freshmen Orientation - 99 Motivators for College Success


Later this summer...

KEYNOTE:  99 MOTIVATORS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

Perry’s interactive session teaches college and high school students how to succeed in the college classroom.  His unconventional tips and real world examples are included in his award-winning book, 99 Motivators for College Success.  In addition, Perry demonstrates how to use FEAR-FOCUS-PASSION as the fuel to drive your career decisions, through his own harrowing life events at ages 15 (Fear) and 21 (Focus), which clarified a career re-direction at 27. (Passion) 

Perry Binder is a legal studies professor in Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.  Professor Binder received the Robinson Teaching Award in 2013 and 2005, and the MBA Teaching Award in 2008.  He is also an attorney and author of numerous articles and books.  His latest book, 99 Motivators for College Success, is aimed at inspiring Millennials to flourish in college and become leaders in the business world.  In 2016/2017, 99 Motivators was selected for the Book Award Program by Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Each year, the College's Alumni Office selects and sends a special book to hundreds of rising high school seniors nationwide, who are academically strong and possess leadership potential.