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.

Uber and Lyft law

If you are injured by a Uber or Lyft driver in Florida, you need to know your rights.

Beware Unofficial Websites or Communications by Mail

Starting a new company can be very exciting. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there just waiting to prey on that excitement.

Not-So-Pet-Friendly: What Happens to My Pet When My Spouse and I Split up?

An issue that comes up frequently in Family law is timesharing (what we used to call “joint custody”) with pets. The resolution to that issue is often unsatisfactory to the people involved.

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.

How Insurance Works When Renting Out Your Car

I saw a recent news story about people renting their cars for extra cash. If you plan to rent out your car to someone, check with your insurance company to make sure you’re covered.

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.