12 Things to Watch for in Employment Contracts

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Before you put your signature on an employment contract to join a practice, make sure you know exactly what you’re signing up for.

If you work for someone else, you’re likely going to be required to sign some sort of employment contract before you begin work. They don’t all look the same, but generally tend to set expectations and requirements for things like duties, time off, work hours and salary.

The items below are the basics you should look for in an employment contract. You should always have an attorney review any legal document before you sign it, to be sure your individual situation is taken into consideration to protect you and your best interests.

Employment Contract

Title. It may seem obvious, but this should be well-defined before you start work  

Duties. Will you simply be seeing existing patients, or will you also be required to bring new patients into the practice? Ensure expectations are set out so no one is caught off guard or disappointed.

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