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Employment Contracts for Healthcare Professionals

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Much as we prefer to avoid thinking about it, healthcare entities are businesses. In addition to the typical employment law concerns any business must face, healthcare entities are subjected to a host of additional regulations. These laws and regulations are sweeping and complex, particularly when it comes to employment arrangements. California, for example, generally prohibits the “corporate” practice of medicine. Under California’s legal scheme, California hospitals, urgent care facilities, and other medical businesses are not permitted to “employ” physicians to provide medical care. Instead, doctors may operate under independent contractor agreements with hospitals, which raises a series of additional legal complications. As a healthcare provider, you must determine the structure of your employment arrangements with staff, physicians, and other contractors that best befits your business. We can help.

In order to maintain the integrity of your healthcare practice, you should consult with true healthcare employment professionals who understand the intricacies of both the legal and business side of healthcare practices. Our California healthcare employment attorney can help you determine how best to structure employment contracts with staff, physicians, and other contractors, create and implement appropriate policies, procedures, and employment manuals, and ensure that you comply with the myriad healthcare regulations imposed by federal and California state law.

Employment Contracts For Physicians

The healthcare law attorney at the Law Offices of Art Kalantar is experienced in dealing with healthcare provider contracts, including arrangements with physicians. Physician contracts are complicated matters and should include provisions regarding, for example:

  • Financial compensation
  • Paid leave
  • Equity in the practice, where appropriate
  • Hours, including work and on-call schedules
  • Non-compete provisions
  • Processes for resolving disputes
  • Restrictions on solicitations and other professional responsibility matters
  • Termination provisions (for cause and/or without cause)
  • Liability insurance

Healthcare providers must make sure that they understand their employment contracts, including how disputes will be handled, how and when they are liable for physician conduct, and what constitute enforceable non-compete clauses. Our California healthcare employment law attorney is prepared to help you draft, negotiate, dispute, and defend actions regarding your employment contracts with physicians, contractors, and other employees.

Employment and Healthcare

If you are a healthcare employer in California, you may have legal concerns relating to employment issues. Like other businesses, healthcare providers are faced with issues such as enforcement of non-compete agreements, workplace discrimination, wage and hour issues, and other employment law issues.

At the Law Offices of Art Kalantar, we are well-versed in all aspects of healthcare law and employment law as it applies to healthcare entities. We are prepared to draft and review your employment agreements and other provider contracts and offer guidance to make sure that your entity is protected from legal liabilities. We understand that the best approach to employment issues in the healthcare field is a proactive one, planning from day one about how to comply with employment and healthcare regulatory matters to save money and avoid or mitigate any legal troubles down the line. Reach out to our Los Angeles healthcare attorney with any questions or if you have any employee contract concerns. 

Prepare Your Contracts and Field Employment Disputes With Confidence

As an entrepreneur dealing with the purchasing or selling of a healthcare entity, you are undoubtedly pressed for time most days. Our Los Angeles healthcare law offices will do everything we can to lift the burden of day-to-day employment matters from your shoulders. The Law Offices of Art Kalantar will help you draft standard employment and independent contractor agreements, negotiate where necessary, and handle the fallout if an employment dispute concerns matters of healthcare law. When you are ready to discuss drafting, enforcing, and defending employment contracts for healthcare professionals, contact us to set up a free consultation. We are headquartered in Beverly Hills but have helped clients throughout California.

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