Category Archives: Employment Contracts

When Employment Ends, Practitioners Must Understand the Contract’s Terms

Practitioners who voluntarily or involuntarily leave a practice should immediately revisit their original contract. It is very important that they understand how the contract and its clauses—specifically the restrictive covenants—affect their future employment. Advertisements

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Independent Contractor or Employee? Even the Courts Have a Hard Time Deciding

There was a recent case with respect to a Manhattan yoga studio, which was appealed four times, to determine whether the non-staff instructors were actually employees rather than independent contractors. The matter was In Re Yoga Vida NYC, Inc (Commissioner … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself When Modifying Employment Agreements

Recently, I have been receiving inquiries from practitioners with respect to their executed employment agreements. Various concerns have come up relating to their employer wanting to change or alter the terms in the original employment contract, and they are unclear … Continue reading

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2016 Year in Review: 3 Areas Every Healthcare Practitioner Needs to Know

If you have your own practice, there are certain areas that are pertinent to running your practice in an efficient manner. You should be aware of these areas and if not, you should be on the lookout for next year. … Continue reading

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Small, Trusting Practices Need to Know: Paper Trails Are Everything

{2:42 minutes to read} When a practice isn’t large enough to have a dedicated HR department, what happens when an employee starts to make waves in the workplace? I’ve been approached by physicians and dentists of different specialties who have … Continue reading

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Keep Your Workers in the Know

An employee handbook, as everyone knows, is a staple of workplace rules and regulations. An employee handbook lists: what’s acceptable and not acceptable in the workplace; policies regarding vacations; policies for filing or resolving any type of complaint; the hierarchy … Continue reading

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Going on an Interview? 9 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Future Employer

{2.5 minutes to read this article} As a new physician, it’s just as important for you to interview a prospective employer as it is for them to interview you. Doing so addresses both your desire to protect yourself in the … Continue reading

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Departing from a Healthcare Practice? 12 Critical Items You May Not Have Considered

There are times when a healthcare professional needs to leave their practice. They may have decided to start a new practice or are simply withdrawing from the practice due to health, financial or personal reasons. Often, healthcare professionals have been … Continue reading

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A Handshake Does Not Equal a Contract

Verbal agreements – unlike signed contracts – are not legally binding. When I’m asked by a client to review a contract – whether it’s an employment contract, a partnership agreement, an operating agreement or a buy/sell agreement – it’s very … Continue reading

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Employers must correctly classify whether the person who is working for them is an employee or an independent contractor. There are several criteria that determine whether an individual is an employee or a contractor, but the most important one to … Continue reading

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