Peter C. Vilmos

Peter C. Vilmos

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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

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

Labor & Employment E-Note - June 12, 2014

In This Issue: - Unions Battle with Employers Over Covering ACA Costs - More Types of Companies Requiring Workers to Sign Non-Competes - Employers Cut Back on Benefits, Push Health Costs onto Workers - High...more

6/13/2014 - Affordable Care Act Benefit Plan Sponsors Employee Benefits Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Healthcare Healthcare Costs Hiring & Firing Immigrants Non-Compete Agreements Unions Visas

My Non-Compete, Your Salary: Words Of Caution For Business Owners And Employees

Without the ability to enforce it, a non-competition agreement can turn worthless, or ? perhaps far worse ? extremely expensive for an employer whose chooses to file litigation against a former employee. One area that can...more

5/14/2014 - Breach of Contract Contracts Clause Former Employee Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Ice Storms, My Secret Internet And Other Myths

Winter is around the corner. On the calendar, however, it’s not yet here. Surely Mother Nature is aware of this. Still, an ice storm currently engulfs large swaths of our nation and is leaving many of us without power or...more

12/10/2013 - Damages Litigation Strategies Non-Compete Agreements Trade Secrets Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

When Planning And Football Go Hand-In-Hand

As summer winds down and the temperatures cool, many parts of our economy and the business world tend to heat up. The heat typically starts on the gridiron, where rabid fans of college football begin to analyze every...more

9/4/2013 - Economic Development Football Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

When you live in Florida, you tend to hear that expression for far too many months of the year....more

7/31/2013 - Non-Compete Agreements

Florida Court Reverses Preliminary Injunction On Restrictive Covenant

If you have followed this blog, then you likely already know that restrictive covenants are legal and enforceable in Florida. You should also know that – although enforceable – restrictive covenants are strictly construed...more

4/24/2013 - Non-Compete Agreements Preliminary Injunctions Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets

Protecting Your Closely Held Business

A client recently came to me with a problem lawyers often hear: the client’s family-owned business needed to hire new employees to keep up with the growth. In particular, the company needed additional sales force and...more

3/6/2013 - Closely Held Businesses Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Sensitive Business Information Trade Secrets

Florida Appellate Court Says: “Independent Contractor” Still An Employee For Purposes Of Enforcing Non-Compete Agreement

You hire an employee and pay her a salary. In order to earn more money at your business, she voluntarily chooses to transition to “independent contractor” status. Question: Does that transition trigger the non-compete...more

2/6/2013 - Independent Contractors Injunctions Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

SCOTUS Reigns Supreme On Issue Of Arbitration Of Non-Compete Agreements

Some states specifically allow non-compete agreements. Of those states, some have legislation that provides guidelines to parties to a non-compete agreement regarding enforceability. Other states take the approach that...more

12/13/2012 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Federal Arbitration Act Non-Compete Agreements Preemption SCOTUS

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Arbitrators, Rather Than Courts, Determine The Enforceability Of Non-Compete Covenants In Arbitrable...

Because non-compete agreements are governed by state law, it is rare that the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling affecting such contracts. This week’s decision in Nitro-Lift Technologies, L.L.C. v. Howard, 568 U.S. __...more

12/4/2012 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Federal Arbitration Act Nitro-Lift Technologies Non-Compete Agreements SCOTUS

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