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If you own a healthcare practice, you may need employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). As an employer, you understand that you have a duty to your employees to treat them fairly. If an issue does arise, it’s important to make sure your company doesn’t take a hit while you’re trying to handle issues in the workplace. READ MORE >>

You probably know that your medical practice needs malpractice insurance. It will help you protect yourself and your employees in case there was a significant where you caused harm to one of your patients. But, there are also numerous other liabilities present within your practice, such as those that you post to your employees and their work with you. READ MORE >>

Medical practices are very busy, and staff must perform their duties in the most-professional manner possible. Medical staffs tend to be large, and employees must interact with each other in appropriate, professional ways. The facility’s leaders must act in the same way as any new hire, and any misconduct cannot go ignored or minimized. READ MORE >>

You want to attract the absolute best talent to your medical practice. You also want to make sure that you create an environment in which they can prosper. They should be able to (indeed, have a right to) work within an appropriate, mutually-supportive atmosphere. READ MORE >>

You strive to conduct medical business in legal, ethical and responsible ways. That means maintaining a professional environment for both yourself and your employees. If you fail in your duties as an employer, then employees will likely have recourse. What are some of these infractions? READ MORE >>

Every medical provider must ensure professionalism within their practice. This means hiring qualified, committed employees. However, it also means treating your employees—past, present and future—with respect. If you don’t, you could face allegations of personnel misconduct. READ MORE >>

A medical practice places employees in very high-pressure situations. Even routine caregiving creates an intense working environment. It helps to have a good team in place to manage the day-to-day flow of the business. However, as soon as you start to hire employees, you open the door to personnel risks. READ MORE >>

All employers have to follow strict labor, hiring and retention laws to ensure that they fairly treat their employees. Medical practices, in general, are not exempt from these requirements. Should a current, prospective, or terminated employee allege that your workplace practices led to discrimination, they could sue your practice. READ MORE >>

Medical practices face extremely tight conduct regulations, and rightly so. A patient expects the physicians to adhere to a certain standard of care. That’s why it is important for medical professionals to follow the highest ethical standards. The first step to having a good business is having good employees. READ MORE >>

There are many liabilities that medical practice employees face while on the job. Most people automatically think of slip and fall risks. But, physical injury risks aren’t the only risks employees face. Various employment practices pose other liabilities to both employees and the practice. READ MORE >>

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