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WHAT IS A TIP CREDIT AND WHO IS ENTITLED TO IT?

Generally, under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), employees in the United States are required to be paid at, or above, the minimum wage. The FLSA sets the national minimum wage at $7.25 per hour, but states can set their minimum wage at a higher rate. In Florida, the minimum ...

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53 Years After Title VII, Still No Clear Answer on Sexual Orientation

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes it illegal for an employer to “fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s ra...

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Workplace Nightmare

Ideally each of us would wake up every day and enjoy going to work. We would long for the camaraderie of our co-workers and be encouraged by the support of our supervisors. Unfortunately, many people work in, or have worked in, an unpleasant environment. From irritating co-workers and overly dema...

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Florida’s minimum wage has increased to $8.10 per hour

During and following the latest election cycle there has been a lot of talk about lowering and raising the minimum wage. So, what exactly is the current minimum wage? The Fair Labor Standards...

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Welcome to the Law Office of Brandon J. Gibson, PLLC

Welcome to the first blog entry for the Law Office of Brandon J. Gibson!!!  In this space, I will try to provide information that is relevant and useful to clients, potential clients and anyone else who visits. I will primarily post about legal issues and how they affect you, but I may also addre...

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