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Rick Crary, and wife, win writing award

Writers Rick Crary, Donna Crary and Alison O’Leary won a silver best writing award for stories appearing in the magazine’s Living History department. Cited in the award were Rick Crary’s Epic Tale of Survival, a story on Jonathan Dickinson shipwreck survivor Robert Barrow, Donna Crary’s story on cracker cowgirl Iris Wall and Alison O’Leary’s Hunting Grounds story on German U-boats patrolling off the Treasure Coast during World War II.

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Classification of workers as employees or independent contractors is a question of federal and state law. On June 7, 2017, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced the withdrawal of its 2015 guidance on independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)), effective immediately.

Florida’s Marketable Record Title Act

Florida’s Marketable Record Title Act (Chapter 712 of the Florida Statutes) (“MRTA”) was enacted in order to free real property from older title defects by creating a 30-year limitations period on certain matters of title.

Seven Lessons I Learned as a Young Lawyer

I recently came across this blog written by John Miller, a Florida attorney, titled, “Seven Lessons I Learned as a Young Lawyer,” (https://flayld.org/2017/05/seven-lessons-i-learned-as-a-young-lawyer/), and believe it includes points I should share as I have found it very helpful in beginning my career in law as a young attorney here with Crary Buchanan, P.A.

Social Media and FMLA Leave: What Employers Need to Know

On April 19th, Florida’s 11th Circuit held that firing an employee for posting vacation photos on social media while on FMLA leave created an issue that could be litigated. The employee was terminated for violating a company social media policy, which prohibited posting negative comments about the company on-line.

Trouble with Building Permits

For decades, no one involved in real estate transactions double-checked local building department files, unless a notice of violation had been issued. Everyone used to assume that when government officials allowed an owner to occupy a residence, everything was fine. All that has changed.