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2726 S. Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis MO 63144

Physician Employment Contract Review Attorney

The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, located in St. Louis, Missouri, provides employment contract review services for doctors offered a proposed employment agreement following completion of residency or when entering into a new position.  Attorney Kevin J. Dolley has provided contract review services to physicians who were referred to the firm from physician referral services or based upon the recommendation of another physician for whom he previously reviewed an employment agreement. 

Establishing an appropriate initial contract with a physician's new employer is undoubtedly important.  The reality is that there a possibility that the employment relationship may or may not be a good fit and there may be a need to end the relationship prior the end of the agreement.  Physicians must understand the termination provisions of the contract and whether changes should be proposed to ensure that the contract terms are fair to the physician.   A particular contract may not provide all the protections that a physician should expect as standard practice within the health care field.  Contracts the firm reviews include agreements indicating the doctor is an W-2 employee or independent contractor and agreements relating to hospital privileges. 

Most commonly, a proposed contract is scanned and emailed or faxed to Mr. Dolley for an initial review and thereafter Mr. Dolley will review the employment goals and objectives of the doctor and contrast that with potential liabilities and problems with the proposed contract and whether revisions are necessary to meet the expectations of the parties.  Mr. Dolley's experience in reviewing physician contacts allows him to provide counsel on whether the particular contact at issue is comparable to other doctor contacts, what is occurring within the marketplace and what contract terms are of potential concern or may create potential liability in the future. 

Terms and Provisions Within the Physician Employment Agreement

Mr. Dolley provides legal counsel and understanding as to the potential problems and liabilities associated with a particular physician employment agreement.  The firm drafts, reviews, revises and counsels physicians regarding the terms of physician employment agreements, including termination and severance provisions, non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality terms and clauses.   

One of the most important provisions related to the contract is the terms upon which the contract may terminate.  The termination clause normally provides when the agreement may end "with cause" and when the agreement may end "without cause."  The nature and extent of these provisions significantly varies between doctor contracts.  These differences relate to the long and short-term goals of the parties and the already established policies and standards of the employing entity.  Attorney Kevin J. Dolley's significant labor and employment experience can be invaluable to doctors in ensuring that their contract contains the appropriate terms and conditions related to the employment arrangement.

Significant further provisions contained within the physician employment agreement include review and evaluation of restrictive covenants, including possible non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions.  The contract evaluation process further includes determining whether or not the proposed restrictions are reasonable under general industry practices and state law.  Other areas of the contract that are reviewed include compensation provisions, bonus agreements, malpractice insurance agreements, health care and employment benefits, alternative dispute resolution provisions, continuing education payments, fringe benefits and vacation and sick pay provisions.

Contact a Physician Employment Agreement Review Attorney

Please feel free to contact attorney Kevin J. Dolley directly at 314.645.4100 or by email at Kevin@dolleylaw.com

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The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley represents clients in labor law, employment law and employment discrimination matters throughout the State of Missouri, including St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Boone County, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, Jackson County, Phelps County, Franklin County, Ste. Genevieve, St. Clair and the Cities of St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Charles, O'Fallon, Lake St. Louis, Hillsboro, Troy, Clayton, Rolla, Columbia, Jefferson City, Kirksville, Farmington, Cuba, Augusta, Union, Maryland Heights, Cape Girardeau and Springfield.

Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, LLC - Missouri Employment Lawyer
Located at 2726 South Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63144. View Map
Phone: (314) 684-8180 | Local Phone: (314) 645-4100.