• Chad Barr Law Blog

    June 24, 2015 | Chad Barr
  • What NOT To Do After A Car Accident

    An old saying says: “Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” (Otto von Bismarck). The list below represents the 5 things you DO NOT want to do after an accident because, in the worst case scenario, your claim could be denied. I want to make sure you are protected so DO NOT do these things: DO NOT avoid medical treatment. Go to the [...]

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    Does My Employer Have to Give Me Holiday Pay?

    The holidays are right around the corner.  If you aren’t sure you will get paid for working a holiday, you need to do some research. Most workers are paid for public holidays, except for contract workers and casual employees, who are paid only for hours worked.  It’s up to your employer to decide to give you time off for a holiday. However, employers cannot discriminate against you when [...]

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    I Am Owed Back Wages!

    A Florida restaurant recently made the headlines for allegedly denying workers minimum wage and overtime pay. The Tampa restaurant, Hibachi Buffet, was found in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and agreed to pay more than $97,000 to 12 employees, according the the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.  The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces some of the nation’s most [...]

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    5 Tips for Creating a Friendly Workplace

    There’s a massive benefit to creating a more friendly work environment: less lawsuits! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recommends putting preventative measures in place to help prevent workplace discrimination and harassment, which will create a friendly workplace. Create an anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy and give it to your employees. Invest time and money [...]

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    Should You Hire a Different Attorney for an Appeal?

    Yes.  Some people ask, “Why can’t I just use my trial lawyer?”  While both trials and appeals are court processes that involve attorneys, they are totally and completely different processes that require different specialities. You can increase your odds of winning and save money in the long run by hiring an appellate attorney who is well-versed in the Florida Rules of Appellate [...]

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    What To Do RIGHT AFTER An Accident

    PLEASE SHARE: You and all your friends should know the 3 most important things you need to do RIGHT AFTER an accident. God forbid you should be in one, but if you are, DO THESE 3 THINGS FIRST!

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     Can My Employer Monitor My Personal Email?

    An employee’s personal use of an employer’s email system and of Internet access is not protected under personal privacy laws.  In fact, employers can face legal liability for employees’ inappropriate use of email and internet use. However, employers can protect themselves from liability by enforcing and implementing an internet use policy.  Here is what you need to know about your privacy [...]

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    Accident? CONTACT 911!

    Whether you're hurt or not, and no matter what the other person says to you, ALWAYS call 911. Watch the video to find out why.

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    6 Things You Need to Do Before an Accident

    More than 200,000 auto accidents happen in Florida each year, according to the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles. Take time now to protect yourself and your family before an auto accident strikes. Review your auto insurance policy.  Make sure you have adequate coverage to cover any injuries if you are at fault in an accident. Make sure you have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage on[...]

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    Workplace Bullying and Your Legal Rights

    Workplace bullying is defined by the Workplace Bullying Institute as repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons, by one or more perpetrators as the result of abusive conduct, such as: Threatening, humiliating, or intimidating behavior Work interference, or sabotage, which prevents work from getting done Verbal abuse According to, WBI, 61% of bullying happens within the same [...]

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