Understanding Associate Agreements: Hiring or becoming an associate is a major decision for every orthodontist. This presentation will review a number of the legal and practical issues both the employer and the employee need to consider in entering into an associate agreement. We will examine the important issues relevant to an associate agreement in a presentation that balances the interests of both the employer and the employee. Attendees will come away with an understanding of the fundamentals of an employment agreement.
Recall what a comprehensive employment agreement should contain
Explain the difference between an independent contractor and an employee
Explain how to properly address associate compensation
Discuss what an effective restrictive covenant should (and should not) include