Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired by Donna Ballman

Fort Lauderdale attorney Donna Ballman’s new book, Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired was recently named the Winner of the Law Category of THE 2012 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS. is the premier online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses. 
In Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired, employee-side 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.
Donna Ballman writes about and has been interviewed in numerous print, radio and TV stories about employment law issues. She is available to be interviewed or answer questions for stories on issues such as:
·        guns at work
·        right-to-work laws
·        weight discrimination
·        noncompete agreements
·        age discrimination
·        sexual harassment
·        mandatory flu shots
·        employers snooping employee social media and email accounts
·        the effect of new laws such as legal marijuana and gay marriage on employment
·        and other hot topics in employment law.

About the Author
Donna Ballman’s new book, Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards, was recently 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 has written for AOL Jobs and The Huffington Post on employment law issues, and has been an invited guest blogger for and Ask A Manager. She has over 5000 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, 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.

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