Unfortunately, for employers, no business is completely safe from labor disputes. Even if you follow all laws to the letter, there is nothing stopping a disgruntled employee from making a claim. Fortunately, in addition to following all applicable laws, there are actions which, if avoided, can lessen your chances of being subjected to legal claims. Here are three employer actions which can increase the likelihood of a lawsuit:Read More
From the day you hire your first employee, your practice has effectively opened itself up to potential labor disputes. From discrimination claims to unpaid wage allegations, wronged employees can use a variety of legal protections to protect themselves from unscrupulous employers. But what about unjustified allegations? Unfortunately, they do exist, making it advantageous for business owners to be proactive about protecting their practice from such claims.Read More
The drafting and implementation of employment contracts may not be one of the most exciting parts of running a dental and medical practice, but these contracts have become a necessary component of most successful businesses. Employment contracts can cover everything from salary and bonus structures to parking policies and the office dress code. In other words, employment contracts are intended to be flexible, “living” documents which can be modified to address a wide array of employee rights and responsibilities.
One provision of employment contracts has come under fire: the confidentiality clause. More than simple reinforcement of the patient protections covered by HIPAA, for example, employers are finding that requiring emRead More