Employment Agreements/Contracts

Associate Dentist Compensation and Incentives. How Do Dental Practices Develop Loyalty and Maintain Qualified Experienced Dental Associates? Consider Phantom Stock and Stock Appreciation Rights

As a business advisor and attorney working with many closely-held businesses, including dental practices, we are commonly approached with the question, “how do we maintain our superstar dental associates and why do they keep leaving?” This question is not uncommon and is not limited to dentistry. Rather, the issue of maintaining our high-quality team members […]

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Vince Nardone Discusses Associate Contracts at Rider + Reinke’s Financial Lightning Round for Optometry and Veterinary Graduate Students

On April 22 and 23, 2020, attorney Vince Nardone spoke at the Rider + Reinke Financial Group’s “Financial Lightning Round for Graduate Students” via Zoom webinar. The setting for this particular Financial Lightning Round was vastly different than in the past as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, it was a virtually well-attended event […]

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Vince Nardone Discusses Employment Contracts With Ohio State Dental Students

On February 27, 2020, attorney Vince Nardone was invited to speak at Rider + Reinke Financial Group’s “Financial Lightning Round for D4 Students”.  Vince focused the discussion on the practical issues of negotiating an associate employment relationship with a future dental practice employer. Vince spoke about the importance of recognizing the value that associates bring […]

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Enforceability of Three Year Non-Compete Agreement in Ohio

As dental attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, we advise dentists and dental practices on a variety of matters, including employment issues. We want to ensure that our clients understand the non-compete agreement options available to protect them from unfair competition. A non-compete agreement, commonly referred to as a form of restrictive covenant, is an agreement between […]

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Vince Nardone Discusses Impact of Tax Law Changes on Independent Contractor versus Employee Discussion

As a dental attorney, I advise dentists and dental practices on a variety of business, tax, and legal matters. One of the discussions that I routinely have with dental practice owners and dental associates is the discussion of whether an associate dentist may be treated as an independent contractor versus an employee. Interestingly, that discussion […]

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Dental Practice Sales: Protecting a Selling Doctor’s Goodwill through Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Covenants in Associate Employment Agreements

The dental attorneys at Nardone Limited are experienced in representing both buying and selling doctors in dental practice purchases and sales. In our previous article found here, we explained why it is important for a dentist who is purchasing a dental practice to ensure that the selling doctor has entered into non-compete and non-solicitation agreements […]

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Dental Practice Sales: Restrictive Covenants, including Non-Competes, for Associate Dentists as a Condition to Closing

The dental attorneys at Nardone Limited are experienced in representing both buying and selling doctors in dental practice purchases and sales. Most buying doctors recognize the importance of restricting the selling doctor from competing with the practice within a specified distance from the practice location, and from soliciting the practice’s patients and employees. And, most […]

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Associate Dentist Employment Agreements: Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Rework

The dental attorneys at Nardone Limited frequently negotiate and prepare associate employment agreements on behalf of our dental practice clients. When negotiating the terms of the employment relationship, it is common for the dental practice and the potential associate dentist to focus on certain key terms, such as the compensation structure, the employment term, fringe […]

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Vince Nardone Discusses Employment Contracts with Ohio State Dental Students

On February 27, 2019, attorney Vince Nardone was invited to speak at Rider + Reinke Financial Group’s “Financial Lightning Round for D4 Students”.  Vince focused the discussion on the practical issues of negotiating an employment relationship with a future dental practice employer. Vince spoke about the importance of recognizing the value that associates bring to […]

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Vince Nardone Speaks to Ohio State Dental Entrepreneur Society on Associate Contracts

       On November 8, 2018 attorney Vince Nardone spoke at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, specifically to the Dental Entrepreneur Society (DES), regarding future employment. Vince focused the presentation and discussion on the practical issues of negotiating an employment relationship with a future dental practice employer. Vince discussed the importance of […]

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