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Donna Ballman

Donna Ballman has been practicing employment law in Florida since 1986. Her firm, Donna M. Ballman, P.A., focuses on representing employees and former employees. Ms. Ballman has published articles on employment law topics such as severance, non-compete agreements, discrimination, sexual harassment, and avoiding litigation. She’s been interviewed by MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Lifetime Television Network, the Daily Business Review, and many other media outlets on employment law issues. She was featured on the Forbes Channel’s “America’s Most Influential Women” program on the topic of severance negotiations and non-compete agreements.

Donna’s blog on employee-side employment law is called, Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home: What You Need To Know Before You Scream “I Quit,” Get Fired, Or Decide to Sue the Bastards. She tweets about the latest employment law headlines and issues as @EmployeeAtty.

Employment Law: Who Owns My Social Media Contacts and Posts?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Employment Law: Who Owns My Social Media Contacts and Posts?

Most employees think their social media is none of their employer’s business. So, who owns your social media contacts and posts? While you may think you own your contacts and posts online, the answer may depend on what agreements you’ve signed with your employer. When you leave, it is possible for your former employer to make a claim to some or all of your social media contacts or posts. Here’s why.

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Social Media and Employment Law: Six Things You Need To Know

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Social Media and Employment Law: Six Things You Need To Know

Whether you’re an occasional Facebooker, a Twitter fanatic, or a well-known blogger, you need to understand the risks you face every time you post or click at work and at home. If you think what you post is private, or that you can click without consequences, think again. If you make a mistake with your social media, it can cost you your job. Here are six things you need to know about social media and employment law before you post or click.

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