• Chad Barr Law Blog

    June 24, 2015 | Chad Barr
  • What’s the Difference Between a Trial and an Appeal?

    A courtroom trial and appeal can look similar, but there are some very distinct and important differences in how they are conducted and how decisions are made.  Here’s some overview of a few of the major differences: PROCEDURAL DIFFERENCES: During a trial the prosecution and defense present their cases, call witness to the stand for testimony, and present evidence to the jury.  However, an [...]

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    How Long Does An Auto Accident Claim Take?

    Many ask me this question over and over: How long will my accident claim take?  This is a great question, and it needs to be answered. But be wary of attorneys simply looking for you to retain them as quick as possible by giving you an answer you want to hear instead of the reality I provide you with in this video. An attorney with integrity is going to tell you the truth, not just look for ways [...]

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    Goodwill Pays Back Wages

    Court battles involving greedy entrepreneurs or enterprises refusing to pay wages to workers are common in the news these days.  However, this latest back pay debacle may shock you: It involves Goodwill! Goodwill employees arrived at work in January to learn that the organization had closed its 16 stores and 10 donation centres, as well as two offices, leaving 430 workers in limbo with no [...]

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    3 Reasons To Choose Chad Barr Law

    I'm Chad Barr and I'm not just ANY attorney, I'm YOUR attorney. When you call my firm you get me on the phone personally. When work is done on your case, it's done by me. And when you need help or assistance, it's me that provides it. Above are some of my thoughts on why I may very well be just what your case needs. Give me a call RIGHT NOW for your FREE consultation - (407) 374-1884

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    No lunch break?  You may be entitled to back pay

    A recent news article out of Hawaii caught my attention about the Honolulu Board of Water Supply being ordered to pay up by the federal government for denying workers lunch breaks. It should catch your attention too. Here’s why: The U.S. Labor Department investigation, which started in 2013, involved 15 Hawaii Water Board workers who check water meters and analyze customer water bills. [...]

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    Accident? GO TO THE DOCTOR! (even if you don't think you're hurt!)

    MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU: Even if you don't think you're hurt , GO TO A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN ACCIDENT AND GET CHECKED OUT Here's why: The way the law works is that if at some point you discover you were in fact hurt by the accident, you are barred from some important benefits if you didn't go to  a doctor right away to get checked out. bAnd what harm can it do? In the worst [...]

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    Politician Running for Office,Napoleon Harris, Involved in Back Wages Dispute

    While the election season is heating up, there’s one State senator who is running for office and making headlines for not paying workers: Illinois State Senator Napoleon Harris has been ordered to pay $23,000 in underpaid worker wages at his pizza business.  The U.S. Labor Department discovered Harris was underpaying dozens of employees of his pizza restaurants and are putting the clamp on [...]

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    15 Minutes Of Your Time Unpaid Is HUGE!

    Another case of overtime back wages caught my attention when it made the news recently. This particular incident involves Citgo’s Corpus Christi, Texas refinery to the tune of almost half a million dollars! For 4 years federal investigators with the U.S. Labor Department have been looking into Citgo’s wage practices across multiple states after receiving complaints that employees weren’t [...]

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    14 states will ring in the new year by giving workers a pay hike by raising their minimum wage

    The pay raises range from a nickel to a dollar an hour. I included a breakdown of the minimum wage increase in each state in 2016 right here: Alaska  $8.75 to $9.75 Arkansas  $7.50 to $8.00 California  $9.00 to $10.00 Colorado  $8.23 to $8.31 Connecticut $9.15 to $9.60 Hawaii  $7.75 to $8.50 Massachusetts $9.00 to $10.00 Michigan  $8.15 to $8.50 Nebraska $8.00 to $9.00 New York  $8.75 to [...]

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    Another  NFL Team Reportedly Settles Wage Dispute with Cheerleaders

    The Ben-Gal cheerleaders have something to cheer about.  That’s because they reached a tentative settlement in October with the Cincinnati Bengals in a federal lawsuit over pay. The cheerleaders claimed in their suit that they were paid below minimum wage during the 2011-2013 seasons. The team denied any wrongdoing, but started paying the cheerleaders more in 2014. The court documents show the [...]

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