So you’ve just been offered a new job, congratulations! Getting a new job is exciting especially when it is one you have looked forward to. It could even be that advancement in your career you have been working very hard to get. Many times, it is something you have spent years in post-graduate training for.
It is therefore understandable if you are eager to sign the employment contract and get started as soon as possible. However, before you uncap your pen and sign on the dotted line you should make sure you understand what you are signing. You must read and understand everything the contract says including the terms and conditions of employment before committing yourself to it. Just because oral promises have been made to you regarding your offer, does not mean these promises are contained within the four corners of your contract.
Employment contracts are complex documents. If you are not careful, you may be signing away certain rights or agreeing to terms that might put you at a disadvantage in the future. To this end, it is always in your best interest to hire an attorney that specializes in these types of contracts prior to signing it. Our attorneys are experienced in reviewing and negotiating physician contracts. We specialize in medical and dental contracts for new graduates and seasoned health professionals. We know all the usual terms employers like to slip into these contracts and can advise you of their effect before you sign. Our goal is to ensure that you are properly compensated and protected for your years of hard work and investment.
Schedule a phone consultation with our attorneys to get a better understanding of what your employment contract really says, and what you should be negotiating with your new employer.
Leen helped me make one of the most important decisions of my life when she reviewed three different contracts for me and helped me weight the pros and cons of each. She not only make me feel like I was covered legally, but she also helped me make a decision based on factors that will impact my day-to-day life. Once I figured out which contract I was most comfortable with, she helped me negotiate a better benefits package. I highly recommend using Leen’s services because it put my mind at ease and just the benefit I got added on because of her covered more than the legal fees.
Physician and Dental Contract Review and Negotiations
We aim to understand your career goals and what you would like to get out of a position, and then help you negotiate those ideas with your prospective employer. Even if your prospective employer has told you that “all associates are paid equally” or “this term is standard”, it does not close the door to negotiations. A skilled and knowledgeable attorney can still find a way to approach the delicate situation and help you get what you deserve.
Some major areas of consideration specific to a physician and dentist’s employment contract are:
Independent Contractor vs. Employee
Duties & Obligations
Having an attorney review and negotiate your contract creates leverage because you have knowledge of industry norms and expectations on hand. We have experience with different specialties and know how you should be compensated for your time and years of training. Your prospective employer’s contract with written with the employer in mind; we work to ensure your best interests are accounted for.
Benefits of Having an Experienced Attorney Review Your Employment Contract
The excitement of a new job often precludes caution. You just want to get started. There is also the part where you may be thinking, “These guys just offered me a job, they won’t want to cheat me.”
While that is an admirable sentiment, it is not realistic. The attorneys that draw up the employment contract on behalf of your prospective employers are obligated to look out for the interests of your employer. Your interests rank lower on the scale as far as they are concerned.
This is why you should get your own attorney to review the fine print of your employment contract. Unfortunately, many contracts have been known to have unsavory terms hidden in their fine print. Seeing as you are not a lawyer, you won’t know to look for them and even if you do, you may not understand what you are reading.
We will read every line carefully, including those parts of the contract where the legalese makes your eyes glaze over. We will then break everything down in plain English so you can understand precisely what you are getting into.
Our Employment Contract Review Packages
Our attorneys make sure they have an understanding of all your concerns and employment goals prior to reviewing your contract. We tailor a package that fits the individual physicians’ requests and work to attain their desired results.
We offer multiple packages to fit your needs.
Basics package: includes a contract review of all sections, a discussion with you to walk you through everything you should know and consider.
Advanced package: will include everything in the Basic package + an annotated contract with edits for employee negotiation. As well as a follow-up email with talking points and requested amendments outlined.
Negotiations package: allows us to work directly with your employer on your behalf to negotiate and clarify all of your wants and needs. We also offer custom packages for those with different needs, such as a quick review of multiple contracts to make an informed decision on which position to accept. Our ultimate goal is your peace of mind.
Contact Our Employment Contract Negotiation and Review Attorneys for Help
Ensure you are fully aware of exactly what your employment contract contains, and what this will mean for you. Negotiate your worth with knowledge and grace. Remember, your prospective employer’s contract was written to protect your employer, not you. This is why we are here to help.
Contact our employment contract negotiation and review attorneys today for help. Call us or click the button below to fill out our contact form.