09/27/2015 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release)
Keith Clouse represents doctors and other individuals employed in the medical field. He negotiates employment agreements, assists professionals leave practices, and handles employment disputes. Mr. Clouse notes that some professionals sign proposed employment agreements without thinking through the proposed terms. This is a mistake! A physician assistant should carefully review any proposed agreement and seek legal advice regarding its terms. Key areas to consider include:
- Compensation and benefits. An employment agreement should indicate how compensation will be determined, such as a straight salary or a salary plus incentive pay. Benefits, such as medical insurance, vacation days, and coverage for continuing education, should be addressed.
- Work obligations. The agreement should clearly spell out the physician assistant’s job duties. Call and coverage responsibilities should be written into the contract to avoid any misunderstandings.
- Termination clauses. The contract should state the term of employment as well as how each party may terminate the agreement and the resulting consequences.
- Malpractice insurance. Details regarding malpractice insurance should be written into the contract.
- Restrictive covenants. Employers may restrain physician assistants from competing post-employment. A physician assistant should negotiate a tight non-compete clause.
This article is presented by the Dallas employment attorneys at Clouse Dunn LLP. To speak to an employment law attorney about physician assistant employment matters, send an email to [email protected] or call (214) 239-2705.
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