Atlanta Physician Restrictive Covenant Agreements Lawyers
Many health care employment contracts have non-compete clauses or restrictive covenants that could potentially limit a provider’s services both during and following employment. In order for these agreements to be enforceable by a court of law, they must be written properly.
The Atlanta physician restrictive covenant agreements attorneys of Allen & McCain, P.C., have extensive experience reviewing, drafting, negotiating and litigating these non-compete clauses. As one of the few law firms in Atlanta focusing exclusively on health care law, our lawyers are deeply familiar with the complex and unique issues affecting health care professionals. We will help you create and negotiate restrictive covenant agreements that protect your rights and that will be upheld in court.
Atlanta, Marietta, and Surrounding Areas Non-Compete Agreement Attorneys
Restrictive covenants are generally used to protect an employer from unfair competition by an employee who could potentially take patients with him or her upon departure from a health care institution. Additionally, these agreements protect the employer’s investment in the physician by encouraging him or her to remain employed with the employer.
Enforceability of restrictive covenants has been a heavily litigated issue due to public policy concerns such as a patient’s right of access to a physician of his or her choice. Recently, Georgia’s governor signed into law a new statute that makes it easier to enforce non-compete clauses entered into on or after May 11, 2011. All restrictive covenants entered into before this date are still regulated by previous laws.
Georgia courts have historically been skeptical of overreaching employment agreements, so it is still important that restrictive covenants are drafted correctly. Non-compete clauses that are too broad risk being deemed unreasonable and unenforceable. Additionally, the Stark law places restrictions on the use of restrictive covenants in physician recruitment activities. Our lawyers have over a century of combined experience drafting and negotiating enforceable restrictive covenant agreements.
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