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By Paul M. Quin, Esq. Any artist who has ever dealt in any way with a record label understands the importance of leverage. A new and essentially unknown artist, almost regardless of talent, has little room to obtain a more favorable deal than the one initially offered. As artists prove their commercial appeal, of course, […]

J. Frazier Carraway, a partner at Saxon|Gilmore, participated in the Eighth Annual Golf Scramble for the National Organization for Transplant Enlightenment (N.O.T.E.). The organization was started in 1985 by Thomas Thrasher, the first successful heart transplant recipient in the State of Florida. He wanted to raise awareness about organ donation. The event was held at […]

Paul Quin was a presenter at St. Petersburg College, as part of its Speaker Series, an open event for professional development with industry speakers. Mr. Quin discussed key aspects to the business side of being a musician including contracts, licensing, and royalties. Mr. Quin has spent many years as a professional drummer and remains active […]

Saxon|Gilmore employees recently celebrated the firm’s 15th Anniversary. A good time was had by all!

Saxon|Gilmore participated in the Fall Food Challenge. Employees donated food such as soup, cereal, fruit, and macaroni and cheese for “End 68 Hours of Hunger”. More than 50% of children in the Hillsborough County School system are eligible to participate in the free/reduced lunch program. In an effort to provide food year round for these […]

On October 1, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Mount Lemmon Fire Dist. v. Guido, which involves the issue of whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (the “ADEA”), which protects employees and applicants who are 40 years of age or over from discrimination in the workplace because of […]

By Claire B. Carter, Esq., Associate Pursuant to a constitutional amendment passed during the general election in November 2016, and the subsequently enacted Section 381.986, Florida Statutes, Florida now allows medical marijuana use to treat certain medical conditions. This poses an issue for Florida employers, as marijuana is still illegal under federal law. However, the […]

By Claire Carter, Esq., Associate Published in FAHROgram September/October 2018 edition Paul M. Quin, Esq., a partner at Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. (“Saxon|Gilmore”), and Claire B. Carter, Esq., an associate at Saxon|Gilmore, were successful in achieving the initial step in an eminent domain action filed on behalf of the Housing Authority of the City […]

By Claire Carter, Esq., Associate Published in FAHROgram July/August 2018 edition The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), 15 USC § 1681 et seq, provides protection to employees by requiring employers to notify and request written permission from an employee or potential employee when performing a background credit check. The FCRA requires the employer to tell […]

By Claire B. Carter, Esq., Associate On June 6, 2018, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the case of Salerno v. Del Mar Fin. Serv., LLC, 2018 WL 2716927, at *1 (Fla. 4th DCA June 6, 2018). The Court held the defendant employer not liable for the death of its employee […]