Donna's New Book
By: Donna Ballman
"Donna Ballman's book is like having an employment attorney on call to guide workers through every stage of employment, from the job interview onward. It's exactly what employees need."
— Alison Green, author of Ask A Manager blog and career columnist for U.S. News and World Report
- Hate your job? Ready to quit?
- Facing a layoff before you even have a chance to quit?
- Is your boss is a flaming jerk? Think you might have a lawsuit?
- If any of these scenarios apply to you, you are facing a crucial career moment. Mistakes and misinformation will cost you dearly.
In Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired, celebrated attorney Donna Ballman provides winning answers to these and many more tough questions, such as:
- I think they're getting ready to lay me off. What can I do?
- My boss is creating a hostile environment. Can I sue?
- What does it mean if I sign a paper saying I’m an independent contractor and not an employee?
- Am I exempt from overtime?
Whether you're a recent college grad or an almost-retiree, newly employed or laid off after 20 years; gay or married with kids; janitor or CEO…Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired will give you the specific and relevant advice you need to face any career-threatening situation…and come out ahead.
Of course, you could just say, "Screw you guys. I"m going home!"
Donna Ballman has been practicing employment law, including negotiating severance agreements and litigating discrimination, sexual harassment, non-compete agreements, and employment law issues, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida since 1986. Her blog on employee-side employment law issues, Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home, was named one of the top employment law blogs by the American Bar Association in the ABA Blawg 100 for 2011 - 2014 and the 2011 Lexis/Nexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs. Paralegal 411 rated her bolg #4 in the Top 25 Employment Law Blogs for 2013.
She has written for AOL Jobs, Monster.com, Ask A Manager, and the Huffington Post, and has more than 6,000 Twitter followers as @EmployeeAtty. Ballman has taught continuing legal education classes for lawyers and accountants through organizations such as the National Employment Lawyers Association, Sterling Education, 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.