Physician Employment Contracts
Oregon Physician Employment Contracts
I provide legal advice and representation to Oregon physicians and other Oregon licensed healthcare professionals.
My role in providing Oregon physician employment contract review and legal representation includes:
- Oregon physician employment agreement consultations.
- Negotiations regarding terms and conditions of employment as well as advice concerning terminating your employment.
- Legal representation in contested matters (litigation, arbitration and mediation).
- Drafting employment contracts and related documents for Oregon small business employers.
In addition to contract reviews, I have represented Oregon physicians and other Oregon healthcare practitioners in restrictive covenant matters (e.g. the dreaded noncompete agreement), and in a wide variety of compensation-related and internal disciplinary matters, along with providing legal counsel on a host of miscellaneous issues that arise in the course of a physician’s employment. While I do not personally handle Medical Board licensing or qui tam cases, I am thoroughly familiar with both areas and can provide appropriate referrals.
If you need a review and consultation prior to signing your Oregon physician employment contract, or should an issue arise later in your employment, concerning the interpretation, implementation, or enforcement of your contract, I’d be happy to help. You can see my short introduction to Oregon physician employment contracts here.
Washington Physician Employment Contracts
Washington physician employment contracts are similar in many respects to physician employment contracts in other jurisdictions, such as Oregon, California and Montana, where I am also admitted to practice. Having said that, Washington law is unique in many respects and specific contractual terms vary from one employer to the next.
A Washington physician contract review is a relatively inexpensive investment in peace of mind and is recommended for new physicians who are completing residency or fellowships and for physicians relocating to Washington from another state. Even if you have previously signed an employment contract, you may wish to consult with an Washington physician employment contract attorney if you are transitioning to a new employer or have any questions at all concerning your new contract.
If you need assistance with a Washington physician employment agreement, I’d be happy to help. You can find my a brief article by way of introduction to Washington physician contract here.
California Physician Employment Contracts
I provide assistance with California physician employment contracts, commencing with contract review and consultations for new physicians who are completing residencies or fellowships, which is the focus of this website. I also provide legal advice and representation for many physicians later in their careers as they encounter legal issues in their workplace, as well as assisting established doctors with their employment contract needs.
I have been a member of the California bar for 30 years, with a focus on employment law, including providing legal advice on contracts but also handling employment negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. While contract review consultations are often primarily a matter of understanding what you are signing, in some instances there may be red flags of which you should be aware, as well as points that may be amenable to negotiation with your employer. This brief article provides an introduction to California physician employment contracts.
Montana Physician Employment Contracts
I provide contract review and advice for Montana physicians and other healthcare professionals. While Montana physician employment contracts have much in common with the West Coast physician contracts discussed elsewhere on this website, certain aspects of Montana employment law are unique. To start with one example, consider the Montana WDEA. As briefly discussed in my article on Montana physician employment contracts, Montana is the only state to statutorily preempt the common law concept of at-will employment.
While there are many national contract review services, remember if you need a physician contract lawyer Montana law is unique in many ways. If you need assistance with a Montana physician employment contract or any other healthcare professional employment contract, please let me know. You can find my brief introduction to Montana physician employment agreements here.
Healthcare Professionals Employment Contracts
While the term “healthcare professionals” obviously includes physicians, for present purposes I am using healthcare professionals to refer to that vast sector of healthcare providers who are not doctors.
If you glance at the Client Testimonials page on this website, you will see that, in addition to assisting MDs, DOs, NDs, DMDs, and DVMs, I provide legal advice and representation to psychologists, optometrists, chiropractors, acupuncturists (LAcs), pharmacists, strength and nutrition coaches, registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), physician assistants (PAs), physical and occupational therapists (PT/OTs), speech language pathologists (SLPs), and more. I’ve provided legal advice on contract issues in multi-disciplinary settings, where naturopaths, chiropractors, aestheticians, nutritionists, acupuncturists, and massage therapists all work under the same roof as tenants and ICs. I’ve assisted bio-pharma Chief Medical Officers and medical clinic Presidents with contractual severance matters. I’ve provided counsel and representation to pharmacists and veterinarians in a variety of contexts, including instances of discrimination in employment.
In short, if you are a licensed healthcare professional in Oregon, Washington, California, or Montana, and you have questions regarding your employment contract or other aspects of employment law, I’ll be happy to see if I can help. You can find my short, introduction to healthcare professional employment contracts for non-physicians here.