Healthcare Law

Orthopaedic Surgeon Employment Issues

“Where are we going?” “Are we there yet?” “What’ll we do when we get there?” These are questions more and more orthopaedic surgeons in California, and nationwide, have been asking themselves in the context of their practice or employment arrangements. While there are no black and white answers to these questions, this article analyzes the…

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Legal Implications of Chiropractic "Groupons"

Introduction As Groupon and other “deal of the day” websites proliferate and simultaneously inundate our email inboxes, more and more businesses are utilizing these sites to market themselves.  Chiropractors are no exception. Each day, numerous chiropractors contract with Groupon and its competitors to sell certificates for adjustments, examinations, x-rays and massages. More often than not,…

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Leave Laws Every Chiropractor Should Know

Whenever we bring up employment laws and related lawsuits that arise, our chiropractic clients often have two responses: (1) “I am a small employer and those laws don’t apply to businesses my size,” and (2) “my employees would never sue me.”  Unfortunately, both theories are misguided.  Most employment laws do apply to small employers, and…

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What is Your Chiropractic Practice Called?

Traditionally, the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners has restricted a chiropractor’s names for his or her corporation.  The Board has allowed a chiropractor to list the name or the last name of one or more of its present, prospective, or former shareholders, the word “Chiropractic” and one of the following: “Corporation”, “Corp”, “Incorporated”, “Inc.”, “Professional…

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