Two legal terms that doctors should be aware of are contract termination clauses and restrictive agreements, also known as "non-competition." Mr. Hursh describes the underlying justification for a non-competition clause and warns the reader to be appropriate both geographically and over time. Physicians should be careful in the event of restrictive agreements in which one of these provisions appears excessive and prevent them from earning a living in the region if the employment ends for one reason or another. This brings us to termination clauses; Mr. Hursh explains the difference between the cause and the leave without cause by one of the parties and the importance of adequacy and parity among the reasons of each party. It is reasonable for a doctor to expect some consideration if the employer leaves the job for no reason, that is, for a reason that has nothing to do with the doctor`s performance, such as.B. In these cases, the contract should provide a reasonable amount of termination (for example. B at least 3 months) and a waiver of a restrictive contract. Last hurdle: A guide for doctors to negotiate a fair employment contract can be an unusual choice for some experienced anesthesiology readers for the book review of this issue. However, the book provides informed and practical advice to any physician considering a job search or change. Although the concepts discussed by the author are primarily aimed at young doctors at the beginning of their careers, they can be applied during a work negotiation at any stage of their career.
The subject is not specific to the practice of anesthesiology, but is general enough to be relevant to physicians in most specialties. Nevertheless, the author focuses specifically on the risks associated with production-based compensation models, which can have unique effects for anaesthetists. Many physicians, especially those with less experience, are reluctant to question the proposed conditions of a job offer for fear of asking or insulting their potential employer. The most important lesson readers should learn from this book is the importance of giving clear expectations to both parties before the working relationship begins. You will never have more influence to understand or change the terms of the agreement than you have before signing. The employer`s willingness to negotiate certain conditions may vary depending on the size of the practice, but if something seems vague or disturbing, it is best to clarify it in advance to avoid conflict or bad feelings after the fact. If you are not informed, you can leave thousands of dollars on the table in benefits and other compensation.