Employment Contracts for Healthcare Professionals
Employment Contracts Overview
The attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. focus their practice in the area of healthcare and, as such, they have gained tremendous insight and knowledge into the unique issues that affect healthcare professionals. Such proficiency is essential when drafting and/or reviewing contracts for both employers and employees practicing in the healthcare field. All too often, well-respected attorneys who do not specialize in the field of healthcare fail to address important issues when drafting and/or reviewing employment contracts due to their lack of expertise on the subject.
Employment Contracts Experience
The attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. have drafted and reviewed numerous employment arrangements on behalf of clients applying their healthcare business acumen to the benefit of their clients. When asked to draft an employment agreement for an employer to engage a prospective employee, our attorneys include special provisions in order to protect the employer’s interest. Likewise, our attorneys have extensive experience reviewing contracts on behalf of prospective employees with an emphasis on safeguarding their rights and interests. When reviewing a proposed employment agreement on behalf of a prospective employee, the attorneys at The Health Law Partners, P.C. recognize the importance of not only considering the ramifications of the express language contained within the prospective employment agreement, but also the need to include language necessary to protect the rights and interests of the prospective employee. For example, our attorneys have knowledge and experience in addressing issues related to:
- Covenants not to compete;
- Appropriate access to medical and billing records in order to defend against government investigations, payor audits or other third claims;
- Designing provisions that address the apportionment of liability arising from an overpayment recovery by a third party payor; and
- Designing provisions that appropriately address malpractice insurance and tail coverage.
Typically, the review of a proposed employment contract only involves a handful of billable hours, and the benefit of having such a review is immeasurable when considering the duration of a healthcare professional’s career.
"Writing Your Contracts for Smooth Entry Into and Exit From Anesthesia Groups," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Communique, Summer 2009.
Employment Contracts Questions?
Robert Iwrey, Esq., one of the founding partners of The Health Law Partners, P.C., devotes a significant portion of his practice to drafting and reviewing contracts from a healthcare law perspective. Employment contracts inquiries can be directed to Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or (212) 734-0128.