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Donna Ballman
Works at Donna M. Ballman, P.A.
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It's that time of year to nominate your favorite legal blogs. I'd appreciate your nomination of my employee-side labor and employment law blog, Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home. It's located at http://employeeatty.blogspot.com
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EEOC Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Already Illegal
This is my first post (other than the blog carnival) since I got a concussion. A lot has happened in the interim, so I have a lot to catch up on. This week I want to cover what I think is probably the most important development in discrimination law in a lo...
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Employment Law Blog Carnival: Summer Holiday Edition
I happen to be smack between summer vacations right now, so vacation is definitely on my mind. Odds are, you've either taken a summer vacation already or are getting ready to. Or are you like one of those people in the commercial who don't use your paid vac...
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Court Imposes FMLA Catch-22
If you arrive at a friend's house at 12:05 a.m. and leave 14 hours later, would you say you stayed overnight? Of course you would. It's common sense. But common sense is sadly lacking in employment law many times. In a case where an employee faced a FMLA Ca...
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I'm quoted in this article about how to quit your job the right way
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San Francisco Enacts Employee Bill Of Rights - What Rights Would You Put In?
San Francisco's employees now have rights, at least in the retail sector. The city has enacted a  Retail Workers'  Bill Of Rights that includes rights such as: Offering extra hours to existing employees before hiring new employees or using subcontractors or...
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I'm quoted in this article about disability discrimination, dog allergies and a dog-friendly office
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I'm the host of this month's Employment Law Blog Carnival: Summer Holiday Edition. We gather the best #emplaw blogs in one handy place every month. I hope you enjoy.
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I'm honored to be included in this terrific list!
Labor and employment law deals with matters involving employer/employee relationships. Labor and employment attorneys advise businesses on how to comply with employment laws and regulations, assist employees whose rights...
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I'm quoted in this article about mobile tech and employment law
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Wellesley College​ has a new publication called Wellesley Underground. I'm honored to be one of the inaugural interviewees in their "Wellesley Writes It" series.
It is a privilege to interview award-winning author Donna Ballman ‘81. In addition to writing Stand Up for Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the...
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If you missed me on Topical Currents yesterday, you can listen in here. I answered quite a few questions about employment law.
05/12/15 - On the next Topical Currents, we go “At Your Service,” with workplace and employment law, and Fort Lauderdale-based attorney Donna Ballman. We
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Donna Ballman’s book, Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards, was named the Winner of the Law Category of the 2012 USA Best Books Awards and is currently available for purchase. She is the award-winning author of The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom: Let’s Quill All the Lawyers, a book geared toward informing novelists and screenwriters about the ins and outs of the civil justice system. She’s been practicing employment law, including negotiating severance agreements and litigating discrimination, sexual harassment, noncompete agreements, and employment law issues in Florida since 1986. Her blog on employee-side employment law issues, Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home, was named one of the 2011 and 2012 ABA Blawg 100 best legal blogs and the 2011 Lexis/Nexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs.

She writes a weekly column for AOL Jobs and has written for The Huffington Post on employment law issues, and has been an invited guest blogger for Monster.com and Ask A Manager. She has over 6000 followers on Twitter as @EmployeeAtty. She has taught continuing legal education classes for lawyers and accountants through organizations such as the National Employment Lawyers Association, Sterling Education Services, Lorman Education Services, Alison Seminars, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and community organizations.  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, Forbes, 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.

She works for Donna M. Ballman, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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  • Wellesley College
  • University of Miami School of Law
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