Chicago Attorneys Help You with Complex Agreements
Physician employment arrangements may take many different forms, and agreements
present unique issues for consideration and negotiation. Using a contract
to define the benefits and responsibilities associated with a particular
appointment or position offers both the doctor and the employer an opportunity
to clarify promises and expectations before, during, and after employment.
Protecting Your Career
A doctor's employment agreement can affect his or her career well beyond
the term of employment with that particular employer. Whether through
insurance considerations such as tail coverage or through restrictive
covenants such as non-compete agreements, an employment contract can hinder
a doctor's ability to move on from an ill-suited position.
At the same time, through strategic negotiation, a physician can also provide
him or herself with protections that will allow for a positive working
environment and/or a smooth future transition.
Every term in an employment agreement can be crucial to a positive employment
relationship, but the physicians should pay special attention to the following
- Employee duties
- Employer duties
- Malpractice insurance coverage
- Professional expenses
- Restrictive covenants
Navigating Employer Expectations
Although the general duties for a particular specialty or sub-specialty
may be the same with every employer, the specific expectations amongst
employers can vary vastly. An employer may have call coverage needs, quotas,
and/or administrative requirements that are far beyond a physician's
expectations. With multiple forms of productivity compensation emerging,
physicians are having greater difficulty understanding what they will
be paid and how they can calculate expected future earnings.
The Prinz Law Firm works with you to identify issues in your employment
contract and either negotiate on your behalf or guide you through the
negotiation process. We understand that your end goal is to care for patients
in an environment that supports your practice and shares your personal
philosophies concerning medical care.
We help you get there by ensuring that you thoroughly understand every
term in your employment agreement. Call our Chicago employment lawyers
at 312.212.4450 to schedule a
free initial consultation.