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FALL 2014

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34 | PracticeLink.com FALL 2014 of immigration and associated fees, and relocation expense reimbursements are common, particularly with sub-specialists. Beware that an increasing trend is to structure these payments as forgivable loans, such that if your employment ends before a specifed date (for example, the second anniversary of your employment), the sums paid to you or on your behalf are reim- bursable to the employer. Post-termination compensation. The contract should specify whether you are entitled to a bonus based on services rendered while employed but the reim- bursements for which are recovered after termination. RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS Covenants-not-to-compete are generally enforceable, except in states that commonly prohibit their enforcement (e.g. Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Oklahoma) if the restriction is reasonable as to the geographical area, dura- tion and the restricted activity. The governing standard used by most courts in validating or invalidating restrictive covenants is "reasonableness," which varies greatly between metropolitan and rural areas, and is deter- mined on a case-by-case basis. Practical advice: If your employer terminates your employment "without cause," the effect should not be the same as if terminated "with cause." As such, you should negotiate matters such as the applicabil- ity of the non-compete and post employment reimbursement obligations from this premise. PHYSICIAN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Your contract should describe your duties, your professional schedule, and if applicable, any additional practice locations. If the success of your practice is contingent upon ancillary support and/or equipment, your contract should specify that the employer will provide such support in the form of, for exam- ple, personnel and equipment. • Nonprof t community-based healthcare system • Chambersburg Hospital (248 beds) • Waynesboro Hospital (55 beds) • Over 40 system owned physician practices & services • Largest non-governmental employer in the county • Over 3,000 employees Openings exist in Chambersburg, Greencastle, Shippensburg and Waynesboro, PA for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners. Franklin County of ers big city fun with small town hospitality. Situated minutes from the Maryland border. Just a short drive away from major metro areas like Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York City. Opportunities in South Central Pennsylvania CONTACT INFORMATION Sharon McCleary, Physician Recruiter smccleary@summithealth.org Of ce 717.709.4756 • Fax 717.267.7769 www.summithealth.org Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Neonatology, Neurology, Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physician Assistant, Rheumatology, Urgent Care Medicine, Urology OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Legal Matters | Your guide to your employment contract Continued from page 32

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