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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rhonda E. Stringer, Esq., a partner at Saxon|Gilmore, and Suzanne J. DeCopain, Esq., an associate at Saxon|Gilmore, were presenters at an eviction procedure workshop. Approximately 45 representatives of the firm’s affordable housing clients were in attendance. The event included an informative presentation on lease violations, lease terminations, eviction pitfalls, federal regulatory requirements, and more. Rhonda...
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Claire B. Carter, an associate at Saxon|Gilmore, has been involved in the Guardian Ad Litem program since October 2016. Recently, she had the pleasure of attending the adoption of the foster child for whom she was the Guardian Ad Litem. Guardian Ad Litem volunteers work within a team that includes a Child Advocate Manager and...
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2018 – Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. is pleased to announce that J. Frazier Carraway, shareholder, has been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers list for the seventh consecutive year. No more than 5% of attorneys in Florida are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. Suzanne J. DeCopain, an associate at Saxon|Gilmore, has been selected...
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By Suzanne J DeCopain, Esq., Associate Published in FAHROgram May/June 2018 edition In 2013, HUD issued Fair Housing Equal Opportunity Notice 2013-01 to assist housing providers obligated to comply with the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in understanding their responsibilities to individuals who...
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For the second year in a row, Saxon|Gilmore participated in “Red Nose Day.” The first official “Red Nose Day” began in 1988 in the United Kingdom. Comic Relief wanted to help the children affected by poverty and raise awareness through comedy. Red Nose Day began in the United States in 2015. In three years, over...
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