Occasionally, an NP is purchased under a non-compete clause by paying the employer a certain amount for an release. Sometimes the NP decides to get out of town, and the problem disappears. This is the goal of the monthly competition to prevent you from “stealing” patients when you go. They can and do impose them. A local ophthalmologist had to work in another city for two years after his departure. My non-contest just says I can`t work for another doctor in a similar discipline while I`m employed. I advised NPs to leave the contracts with competition restrictions. Some have left and got jobs where the employer does not require a non-compete agreement. Some signed up against my advice, and now I`m sorry. An NP subject to a restrictive confederation accepted a nursing position one year after leaving his employer and entered the practice next door. It was tough for the NP for this year, but it was better than being sued by the former employer. Jennifer Lankford is the Associate Attorney at Thompson Burton and focuses on labour and labour law.
If you have any questions about your employment contract, Jennifer can be reached at email@example.com. I signed one that was for 18 months and 25 miles for my first private practice job. I was so unhappy there, but I felt trapped. At one point, I stopped and left home for an hour. I have a new offer near me that sounds great, unless they say their non-competition is non-negotiable. After what I want before I don`t sign it, I can turn it off for that reason. Other NPs have told me that I will never sign a non-competition. Maybe if the money was sick, I can consider it, but there are too many places to work, to worry about non-competition. Plus, half of the PAs and some NP of moonlight and I think a non-competition to avoid that – in case you wanted this option It is never in the best interest of a nurse practitioner to give future opportunities. Often I get calls from nurses who have signed a restrictive alliance and I regret it when there is a dream job offer. After signing, it is very difficult to get out of the agreement.
Sometimes part of the agreement is that the nurse practitioner can buy her way out of restrictions, for a very high price (often an annual salary). It`s not just people who are starting their careers. I know of an experienced doctor who recently turned down a position at a local hospital because he considered a non-compete clause to be excessive. Did you know that the orientation process for an NPA can cost up to $30,000? Yes, that`s why APRNes has sometimes slipped a non-contest, because you sign your rights feverishly. The fear that some nurses have of future litigation could force you to stay with their fucking employer. You could always sell your house and move to another market and apply for another state license. But who wants that? What should you do? The Debate on Competition Bans Divides the Medical Community in Washington State – Puget Sound Business Journal Another option is to take legal action against your employer and seek a court order that the restriction is not valid because it does not comply with national law and/or goes too far. In some countries, restrictive alliances are unworkable. In other states, they can only be applicable if they are “reasonable.” A judge would decide whether the non-competition clause is appropriate. You should hire a lawyer who is willing to take care of the case and go to court. Whether you win or lose, you`ll be made thousands of dollars for legal fees.
One way or another, you will have been hearing about the relationship with your former employer. I have my first contract to check today.