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Donna Ballman
Works at Donna M. Ballman, P.A.
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The Expert Institute is looking for the top Labor and Employment blogs and mine was nominated. I'd sure appreciate your vote. Please vote today for my employee-side employment blog, Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home. You can vote here: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/legal-blog/screw-you-guys-im-going-home
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The War Against Florida Employees Continues With New Computer Law
Starting October 1, 2015, Florida employees can expect even more attacks by employers and former employers, thanks to the new Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act passed by our legislature and signed by our multimillionaire Governor. This law has zero prote...
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Senator Franken Bill To Ban Noncompetes For Low Wage Workers Would Be A Good Start
After the Jimmy John's noncompete for sandwich maker debacle , some members of Congress asked the FTC and the DOL to investigate the sandwich chain for potential antitrust and labor law violations. Some states have moved to ban noncompetes altogether or par...
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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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Why Ballot Selfies Are A Terrible Idea For Workers
Indiana is facing a free speech suit relating to a law they passed making it a crime to take a photo of yourself with your completed ballot . While the law is clearly overreaching and punishes the wrong people, I think the folks saying there is no risk of v...
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This is an article about my blog, book, and my other writing. Thanks JamesToolbox!
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I'm quoted in this excellent +AARP piece by +Kerry Hannon about unemployment benefits
Unemployment compensation eligibility in the workforce is determined by many factors that every worker should know.
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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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+Gabrielle H Thanks! Yes, Gabrielle, only Florida.
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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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