Staffing and Employment Issues

Your staff members are often your patients’ main point of contact.  Therefore, it is vital that your staff members are motivated, loyal, conscientious, and professional.  Unfortunately, sometimes staff members will engage in unprofessional, and at times criminal, behavior that can significantly harm your practice.

At Comitz | Beethe, we work with doctors to establish guidelines for their staff, as well as consequences if those guidelines are not followed, through the creation, modification, and implementation of employee handbooks.  We also work with doctors to address issues with problem employees and recommend appropriate action to resolve the issues, while minimizing potential liability for a wrongful termination or other employee-filed lawsuit.  In addition, we work with our clients to investigate potential issues such as embezzlement and insurance fraud and work with doctors to minimize their exposure to potential liability due to their employees’ actions from third parties, such as insurance companies and AHCCCS.

For additional information on staffing issues, please review our healthcare blog.  To speak with an experienced attorney about legal issues you are currently facing with your staff, please contact Patrick Stanley at 480-219-5481 or pstanley@cobelaw.com