What is the importance of solid employment contracts in 2016 and how will this reduce a San Diego employer’s exposure to disputes and employment related litigation? The employment contract is a primary document from the perspective of reducing or eliminating many forms of employee disputes including:
The employment contracts in 2016 and all documents surrounding them such as the employee handbook and corporate policies and procedures manuals are the front line of litigation defense. Our attorneys carefully craft these documents to clearly establish policies that eliminate an employer’s risk for lawsuits, while establishing a culture that promotes and rewards productivity and seniority. Policies surrounding advance written approval for any overtime should be written into the employment contract itself, as well as all associated documents. The form or time card used to report the hours worked by your employees should contain specific language that eliminates the ability to come back in the future and allege unpaid overtime violations under penalty of perjury.
California employment contracts for physicians and healthcare workers can be even more complex. The Watkins Firm has decades of experience advising medical practices, dental offices, healthcare organizations, urgent care and outpatient treatment facilities in all aspects of employment and corporate law. Recent changes in healthcare insurance and the provision of healthcare services has brought significant changes to the healthcare employment contract, benefits, and other factors associated with the delivery of healthcare services. It is important to ensure that your practice or healthcare organization is compliant with all federal, state and local laws while reducing or eliminating the risk of employment related litigation.
The importance of solid employment contracts in 2016 cannot be exaggerated or over-stated. 2016 has brought significant changes to employment laws at the federal, state and local levels. The attorneys at the Watkins Firm have become San Diego’s “lawyers for employers” and focus solely on advising and defending San Diego employers. If you would like to learn more about the new requirements associated with employment contracts and preventing employee-related litigation before it ever arises we invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.