Three employment contract mistakes you need to avoid

On Behalf of | Oct 28, 2022 | Employment Law

If you run a health care facility, you have a lot that you have to deal with on a daily basis just to ensure that your business operations run smoothly. Any hiccup can cause more trouble than you bargained for, threatening to disrupt your profits and the reputation for care that you’ve worked hard to build. That’s why, as you navigate your business challenges, you may find it beneficial to have an experienced health care law attorney by your side. This is especially true when you’re dealing with employment contracts.

Mistakes to avoid when drafting employment contracts

If you’re negotiating contracts with physicians and nurses, you’ll want to make sure that you’re avoiding some common mistakes that can lead to trouble. This includes:

  • Foregoing a contract altogether. If you fail to utilize employment contracts, you lose control over the quality of care that is provided, the stability provided by an agreed-upon term of employment and the ability to terminate the worker’s employment. This can put you and your business at a significant disadvantage.
  • Failing to provide consideration when updating the contract. If you need to renew a contract or make changes to it for whatever reason, you’re best off providing something to the employee in return for their signature. This could be something as small as a signing bonus. If you don’t give them consideration, the contract may later be found to be invalid.
  • Using boilerplate language. Sure, there’s some standard language that you might want to utilize in all of your employment contracts, but you also want them to be tailored to the job and employee at hand. Therefore, make sure that you’re scrutinizing your contracts to ensure that you’re getting what you want out of them.

Do you need help drafting and negotiating your contracts?

If so, you might want to turn to a legal professional for assistance. One of these attorneys can help guide you through your health care-related employment issues so that you can focus on the vision and goals that you’ve laid out for your business.