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Sep 17, 2021

Dental Work Agreement

Every employee has a contract You might think you`ve been working without a contract for years. However, contrary to popular belief, every employee in Canada has a contract. However, most are verbal, with a number of «implicit terms.» These implied conditions are intended to protect staff, but written contracts can void many of these safeguards. You need to understand what they mean before you sign. Stuart Rudner is the founder of Rudner Law, an employment law firm. The Rudner Law team works with dentists, hygienists and dental practices to help them understand their rights and duties. Stuart can be reached at stuart@rudnerlaw.ca or 416-864-8500. Imagine that you work twenty years in a firm and then you are fired with a period of 30 days, against months or even years of severance pay. Associate general dentists and, in particular, specialists should think long and hard about such a provision. Beyond compensation, the other important things you should include in your dental employment contract are benefits.

While many people tend to ignore this aspect, it is one of the most important in the dental office. As an associate dentist, you must be entitled to all benefits offered to other office workers. Since the benefits vary from practice to office, a dentist should at least receive something that inflames their motivation. The truth is that most new dentists don`t know their legal rights as workers or don`t want to challenge their employers about it. Therefore, some of the most frequent benefits that dentists should receive should include continuing education, clothing allowances, disability insurance, professional liability and health insurance, paid leave, retirement provision and paid leave, to name a few. Note that as a dental employee, you are not entitled to all benefits, but only those offered by the organization. Beware of the limits of what you can do now and in the future Many dental practices will insert a language that limits your ability to work elsewhere during and after the contract. For example, the contract could say that you cannot work for another dental practice within 50 km for a period of six months or more after the end of the contract.

This can restrict your right to work, even if they let you go. .