Peter C. Vilmos

Peter C. Vilmos

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Construction E-Note - September 2015

Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires and issues licenses for entities and individuals to qualify to construct improvements to real property in Florida. Generally speaking, an out-of-state...more

9/29/2015 - Best Practices Construction Contracts Construction Industry DOL Employment Discrimination Federal Contractors FLSA Harassment Joint Venture Mechanics Lien Minimum Salary Minimum Wage Real Estate Development Real Estate Market Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Florida Non-Competes: Physicians, Attorneys, Quarterbacks, Oh My…

Regular readers of this blog know that Florida law allows “valid restraints of trade,” under certain circumstances. Those restrictions apply to the employer-employee relationship when written and duly executed in accordance...more

9/29/2015 - Healthcare Healthcare Providers Non-Compete Agreements Physicians Public Policy Trade Secrets

The Takeaway from Joint Ventures and Florida Licensure: Follow the Rules

Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires and issues licenses for entities and individuals to qualify to construct improvements to real property in Florida.There are licenses for Certified General...more

9/23/2015 - Construction Industry Contractor's License Florida General Contractors Joint Venture Agreement Real Estate Development

Changes to Florida's Construction Defect Notice Statute

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a new bill that changes Florida's construction defect notice statute, effective October 1, 2015. Changes to the Florida statute include: (I) an amendment to section 558.001, revising...more

6/26/2015 - Amended Legislation Architects Construction Defects Construction Industry Contractors New Legislation Subcontractors

Labor & Employment E-Note - June 2015

In This Issue: - Debruge and Childs Alabama Law Survey on Employee Privacy Laws Published to Practical Law - "WTF", Under the NLRB, Employers Should "Cut the Crap?" - Tom Brady, Deflategate, and Florida...more

6/25/2015 - Continuing Education Deflategate Employee Benefits Employee Privacy Rights ESOP Induced Infringement NLRB Non-Compete Agreements Offensive Language Patents SCOTUS Tom Brady Unions

A Recent Case's Impact on the Determination of Contractor Licensure

A Florida court of appeals recently ruled that a contractor is considered licensed if it is associated with a qualifying agent licensed to perform the contract work on the effective date of the contract. Other courts...more

6/25/2015 - Construction Contracts Construction Industry Contractor's License Contractors General Contractors Licensing Rules Subcontractors

Tom Brady, Deflategate, and Florida Non-Competes

Free trade, in theory, increases competition. Competition forces innovation, higher productivity, better quality, lower prices or some combination of these elements to allow the marketplace to provide suitable options for...more

5/18/2015 - Non-Compete Agreements Restraint of Trade Tom Brady

Florida Non-Competes and the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

After a wild weekend of some predictably close games and some stunning upsets, the original 68 teams vying to play among “bracketology’s” fortunate 64 are now whittled down to the sixteen teams left standing. ...more


New Year’s Resolution: Review Non-Compete

With the holidays around the corner, college football “Bowl Season” ramping up, and the singing of Auld Lang Syne within earshot, many employers not in the retail or travel businesses are wrapping up 2014 and preparing to...more

12/24/2014 - Contract Drafting Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Year-End Planning

Construction E-Note - December 2014

In this issue: - Construction Expected to Increase in 2015 - What Now? Why Maryland's Decision to Recognize the International Green Construction Code May Signal a Major Shift in the Means Utilized to Implement...more

12/22/2014 - Clean Water Act Construction Industry Green Buildings

Health Care E-Note - December 2014

In This Issue: - Cybersecurity Breaches Have Costly Impact on Health Care Industry - Many Patients Being Asked to Pre-Pay for Procedures - Health Care Providers Given Active Shooter Emergency Guidance -...more


Labor & Employment E- Note - December 2014

In This Issue: - SCOTUS Says Firms Don't Have to Pay for Security Screening Time - EEOC Saw Decline in Discrimination Settlements, Number of Cases - HHS Closes Loophole Allowing Employers to Cut Hospital...more

12/17/2014 - Discrimination Ebola EEOC Employer Group Health Plans Employer Liability Issues ESOP Health Insurance Integrity Staffing v Busk NLRB SCOTUS Security Checks Small Business Workplace Safety

Construction Expected to Increase in 2015

About ten years ago, during the real estate boom, construction contractors and almost every facet of the American economy linked to construction industry were experiencing substantial profits and a backlog of work and/or...more

12/16/2014 - Construction Industry

Non-Competition Agreements: Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Bust

This is one of those funny calendar years where Thanksgiving tucked itself deep into the month of November, leaving far too little time for people to contemplate the upcoming holidays and whether or not it’s actually...more

12/2/2014 - Black Friday Non-Compete Agreements Retailers Year-End Planning

Halloween Scares and Non-Compete Agreements

Halloween is always a great time for adults and children. Just think about it, for at least one night we intentionally abandon every notion we teach our children about taking candy from strangers, not acting deceptively, not...more

10/28/2014 - Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets

Labor & Employment E-Note - October 2014

In this Issue: - High Court Considers If Workers Waiting in Line Should Get Paid - Some States Putting Minimum Wage Battle on Ballot - U.S. Labor Department Promoting Paid Maternity Leave - EEOC...more

10/10/2014 - Amazon Delivery Drivers DOL EEOC Employee Definition Enforcement Actions FedEx Gender Discrimination Independent Contractors Maternity Leave Medical Marijuana Minimum Wage Transgender Wellness Programs

Health Care E-Note - September 2014

In This Issue: - Doctors, Insurers Critical of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - Health Spending Expected to Increase Modestly Over Next Decade - U.S. Hospitals Have Highest Administrative Costs...more

10/10/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Hackers Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Healthcare Reform Hospitals Physicians

Construction E-Note - September 2014

In This Issue: - Arbitration Panel Misconstrues Contractor Licensing Law: Court Allows Decision to Stand - Expect New Sports Stadiums - as Long as They Make Money for the State - OSHA Proposes New Injury...more

10/10/2014 - Arbitration Construction Industry Construction Workers Licensing Rules OSHA SCOTUS

Derek Jeter Retires: Can He Compete?

For two decades Yankees fans and baseball aficionados everywhere have reveled in Derek Jeter’s statesmanship and poise. Jeter exemplified leadership. Despite having played alongside several teammates embroiled in controversy,...more

9/29/2014 - Athletes Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Retirement

Joan Rivers and Non-Competition Agreements: Can We Talk?

Ms. Rivers’ self-deprecating nature and ability to use laughter to put people either at ease or to otherwise coerce them to divulge information often resulted in her getting the scoop. This unique ability allowed her to...more

9/11/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Former Employee Non-Compete Agreements

Does Bird’s Eye View Render Executive Non-Compete Unenforceable?

So here’s a good one for healthcare employers to ponder. Let’s say you have an executive subject to a valid and seemingly enforceable non-compete agreement. Because the agreement concerns an executive, we would normally...more

8/18/2014 - Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Arbitration Panel Misconstrues Contractor Licensing Law: Court Allows Decision to Stand

If you’ve followed Burr’s e-note over the past year or two, then you know that the United States Supreme Court has issued recent opinions on the power of arbitration tribunals to make legal decisions. Even if a review of the...more

8/18/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Construction Disputes Construction Workers Contractors SCOTUS

Labor & Employment E - Note - August 2014

In This Issue: - S.E.I.U. Helps Fast-Food Workers Battle for $15 an Hour Wage - Obama Announces Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order - Silicon Valley Hiring Conspiracy Settlement Insufficient, Judge...more

8/15/2014 - Affordable Care Act Collective Bargaining Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors Healthcare Hiring & Firing Minimum Wage Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination SEIU Wage and Hour Wages

The World Cup of Non-Competes

Can you imagine if FIFA allowed or enforced non-compete agreements that limited the ability of a player to hold dual citizenship and play for either country? Would the World Cup have suffered if brothers representing Ghana...more

7/14/2014 - Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets

Construction E-Note - June 27, 2014

In This Issue: - Mississippi Legislature Expands State’s Lien Law to Protect Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Materialmen - The Alabama Supreme Court Broadens the Definition of “Occurrence” in a General...more

6/30/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Contractors Employer Liability Issues Federal Contractors HIPAA Immigration Enforcement Liens Material Suppliers Mechanics Lien Non-Compete Agreements Occurrence Subcontractors Suppliers

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