Articles By Donna Ballman

Huffington Post Can You Be Fired For Your Political Beliefs Or Activities? Maybe 02/04/16

Huffington Post Will I Get Paid If My Office Is Closed For Snow? 01/25/16

Huffington Post Can Your Employer Demand Intrusive Medical Testing? Court Says Yes 01/15

Thomson’s HR compliance Expert Opposing Counsel: Allowing Employees FMLA Choice is No Cakewalk for Employers 01/16/16

Huffington Post If My Office Is Closed Due to Flooding, Am I Entitled to Wages? 12/30/2015

Huffington Post 'Happy Holidays' Instead Of 'Merry Christmas': Your Legal Right At Work, Not A War 12/22/15

Call Me Karnak: How I Did On My Predictions For 2015 12/21/15

Huffington Post Number One Workplace Right You Think Exists That Doesn't: Wrongful Termination 11/23/15

Huffington Post Those Anti-Muslim Rants Are Going To Get Your Company Sued 11/18/15

If You Work For A Federal Contractor, You Have More Rights Than You Thought You Did. Thanks, Obama! 10/05/15

11th Circuit Rules Courts Must Consider Hardship to Employee in Deciding on Florida Noncompete Injunction 09/14/15

Is It Time To Start a Union At Your Workplace? 09/07/15

Employment Law Blog Carnival: Summer Holiday Edition 07/13/15

What Did The Florida Legislature Do For Employees? Diddly squat, with one silly exception May 2015

How To End Sandwich Noncompetes?: Tie Them To CEO Pay April 2015

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can I Sue My Former Employer For Giving False Information About Me? 3/31/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs Are You Misclassified As An Independent Contractor? 3/24/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs Same-Sex Spouses Now Protected Under FMLA (But Not Civil Unions) 3/17/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can My Old Boss Give Me A Bad Reference? 3/10/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs More Employer Dirty Tricks To Avoid Paying Overtime: Changed Workweek 3/3/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs 3 Ways To Prove You Weren't Hired Due To Age Discrimination 2/24/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can I Record My Boss To Prove Racist, Sexist Remarks? 2/17/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs I Was Sent Home From Work Sick, Then Fired 2/10/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can I Put An Ad On Craigslist Saying My Former Employee Is A Thief? 2/3/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs Do I Get Paid If We're Closed For The Blizzard? 1/27/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs I'm Misclassified As A Contractor And My Workplace Is Unsafe 1/20/15

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can My Boss Dock My Pay For Mistakes? 1/13/15

South Florida Legal Guide 10 Steps To Take When Your Former Employer Tries To Enforce A Noncompete Or Nonsolicitation Agreement January 2015

aoljobs AOL Jobs Gay Marriage Sweeps U.S.: How Does It Affect The Workplace And You? 1/6/15

Federal Judge Says All Florida Clerks Have Duty To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses January 2015

aoljobs AOL Jobs Top 13 Workplace Legal Issues Of 2014 12/30/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Obamacare, Handbooks, Benefits And More: Your End Of Year Career Checklist 12/12/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can My Boss Make Me Assume Legal Liabilities For The Company? 11/25/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Do I Have To Obey A Bully Boss? 11/11/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs 9 of 10 Americans Don't Know This Secret About Obamacare 10/28/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Low-Wage Worker Noncompetes? Can You Say Antitrust? 10/21/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Employment Law: What to Do When Your Boss Is Violating Your Rights 10/16/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Best of: Employment Law With Donna Ballman 10/14/14

States With Pro-Employee Laws: Domestic Violence Victim Workplace Protection September 2014

aoljobs AOL Jobs If The Customer Calls Me Am I Violating My Noncompete? 9/9/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs How Do I Prove The Hours I Worked When My Employer Doesn't Keep Records? 9/2/14

States With Pro-Employee Laws: Discrimination Against Unemployed August 2014

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can My Employer Force Me To Take My Lunch Break? 8/19/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can I Be Sued For Slander For Reporting Sexual Harassment? 8/5/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can My Employer Track My Location On My Personal Device? 7/29/14

Now That Florida Has Gay Marriage, How Does That Affect Employee Rights? 7/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Do I Have To Put Up With Sexual Harassment By A Customer? 7/15/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can I Be Fired Because My Boss Knows I'll Be Leaving? 7/8/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can I Be Fired For Piercings That Were Okay Until They Changed The Dress Code? 7/1/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Are 9 Sexual Harassment Cases And A Naked Dancing Video Cause For Firing? Maybe Not 6/22/14

The Criminalization Of Employment Law June 2014

aoljobs AOL Jobs How Do I Prove Sexual Harassment? 6/10/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can My Employer Ban Me From Speaking Spanish To Co-Workers? 6/3/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs 9 Things Every Teen Should Know About Workplace Rights 5/20/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs What Every Teen (And Parent) Needs To Know About Sexual Harassment At Work 5/13/14

6 Ways Same-Sex Marriage Will Affect Florida Employees May 2014

aoljobs AOL Jobs AOL Jobs Readers Change The World! ObamaCare COBRA Gap Fixed 5/6/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Who Do I Complain To About Discrimination If I'm HR? 4/29/14

Florida Retail Federation, Republican Legislators Still Want To Legalize Wage Theft April 2014

aoljobs AOL Jobs Can My Employer Tell Me Where To Live? 4/22/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs The Little-Known Obamacare COBRA Catch-22 4/8/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Does My Employer Have To Pay Earned Sick And Vacation Time When I Leave? 4/1/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs Why Legal Marijuana Use Can Get You Fired 3/25/14

aoljobs AOL Jobs: I Was Late For Work With No Excuse And Was Fired And Now I Want To Sue - Careers Articles

aoljobs AOL Jobs: What Can I Do About Sexual Harassment At A Small Company? - Careers Articles

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Ask Donna: Answers to AOL Jobs Reader Questions On Wages and Overtime

Will The Reason For My Termination Turn Up In A Background Check?

They Aren't Going To Beg You To Stay (So Don't Quit Unless You Mean It)

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Am I Being Targeted For Layoff Due To My Age? - Careers Articles

aoljobs AOL Jobs: If My Office Is Closed For Snow, Do I Get Paid?

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

The Law TV: 10 Things That Can Get You In Trouble At Work:

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Help! My Employer Is Making Me Work Overtime Off The Books. What Do I Do?

Forbes: What To Do For Health Insurance When You Lose Your Job

aoljobs AOL Jobs: 9 Ways A DUI Will Destroy Your Career - Careers Articles

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Does Your Religion Excuse Homophobic, Racist or Sexist Behavior At Work? - Careers Articles

The Law TV: Think You Have Free Speech At Work? Think Again:

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Still No Free Speech At Work: Response To Your Comments on Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

The Law TV: What Every Employee Needs To Know About Holidays

Elf's Lament: Don't Forget The Underpaid Workers This Holiday Season

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Can I Secretly Record a Conversation at Work?

Forbes: 11 Sneaky Ways Companies Get Rid Of Older Workers

aoljobs AOL Jobs: ENDA (Banning Sexual Orientation Discrimination) Passes In Senate. What Will It Mean If It Becomes Law? - Careers Articles

Don't Forget About Religious Discrimination When Throwing Your Office Halloween Party

aoljobs AOL Jobs: 7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully - Careers Articles

aoljobs AOL Jobs: 5 Ways Your Workplace Bully May Be Breaking The Law

Forbes: Unemployment Insurance: Nine Things That May Stop You From Collecting Benefits

aoljobs AOL Jobs: How To Tell If Your Employer Is Spying On You

The Law TV: Should Fast Food Paychecks Be Supersized?

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Answering Emails After Hours? You May Be Entitled To Overtime

Can My Employer Enforce A Noncompete When We Get Our Customers Through Bidding?

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Pre-Employment Medical Exams: A New, Scary Kind Of Discrimination

More Answers To Your Noncompete Questions

Non-Compete Agreements Can't Be Used to Prevent Competition

Employees: You Have The Right To Say No

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Can You Be Fired For Calling In Sick – Even With A Doctor’s Note?

NLRB Decision Means Delays, Not Employer Free-For-All

Top 6 Reasons Why Employment Laws Are Good For White Guys

My Employment Law Predictions for 2012 (Mostly) Come True:

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Biggest Myths About Right-To-Work laws:

aoljobs AOL Jobs: 9 Ways Your Employer Can Legally Spy On You

aoljobs AOL Jobs: 8 Ways Employers Can Discriminate Against Workers – Legally

Next Avenue: What to Know Before You Get Fired Or Laid Off

aoljobs AOL Jobs: If The Office Is Closed Due To A Natural Disaster, Will I Be Paid?

Why Did the Lawyer Put This in My Severance Agreement?: The Cooperation Clause

aoljobs AOL Jobs: Seven Signs Of Discrimination Against Veterans At Work

Employment Lawyers Want to Know: Debate Questions For the Candidates:

Groundbreaking Wage Theft Program Needs Modification

Business Insider: Five Things You Should Know Before You Sign That Severance Agreement

Thompson’s ADA/FMLA Newsletter: The ADA-FMLA Minefield From Point A to Point B

Why Did The Lawyer Put This In My Contract? Confidentiality Clause:

Why Did The Lawyer Put This In My Contract? The Merger Clause

aoljobs AOL Jobs: How Can I Get Paid For Overtime?

What You Don’t Know About The Minimum Wage Will Hurt America:

Top 13 Things Not To Say To An Employment Lawyer:

aoljobs AOL Jobs: How Do I Prove I’m Paid Less Than My Male Coworkers:

Top Six Illegal Policies In Your Employee Handbook:

Can You Be Fired If You Are Sick After Your Vacation?

Arizona Employers Want to Ask Employees About Sex Lives, Contraceptives:

Transgendered Employees Are Protected Against Discrimination:

Can Your Boss Fire You For Taking Vacation?:

What The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Doesn’t Want You To Know About Your Workplace Rights: