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Articles by Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

Associate employment contracts:Scrutinize them prior to signing

Sick time, vacation days and health insurance should be spelled out so future discrepancies do not emerge
Oct 1, 2004

He or she might be in the unenviable position of asking an employer to pony up thousands of dollars for disputed, unpaid productivity revenue.

Legal anecdote file: Some government interventions can hurt for awhile

Practitioners can personalize issues for empathy from regulators, administrators and the media
Sep 1, 2004

What puzzled me, though, was how I got in the crosshairs of the government when I had tried to carefully comply with all the tax rules. Simply, how could this happen to such a law-abiding citizen?

Legal anecdote file: Some government interventions can hurt for a while

Practitioners can personalize issues for empathy from regulators, administrators and the media
Sep 1, 2004

What puzzled me, though, was how I got in the crosshairs of the government when I had tried to carefully comply with all the tax rules. Simply, how could this happen to such a law-abiding citizen?

Taking a bite out of your livlihood

Non-compete clauses can curtail long-term income
Sep 1, 2004

Ambiguity usually benefits the employee during legal discrepancies.

Consider your partnership carefully

Legally, partnerships are as important as marriage
Aug 1, 2004

All partnerships should have the legal equivalent of a prenuptial agreement.

Thoroughness matters when it comes to case documentation

Use these top five expressions to keep you out of court
Jul 1, 2004

It is a veterinarian's legal and moral responsibility to let owners know when their dog has had a dangerously aggressive attitude.

Remove malpractice risk from anesthetic risk

Jun 1, 2004

Disappointed clients rarely sue veterinarians. Neither do sad clients. Clients who sue are shocked clients ...

OSHA and workers' comp: It's about money

Apr 1, 2004

It is always interesting to me how much health professionals complain about the intervention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)into their practices and the costs and inconveniences of compliance.

Exam room dialogue: What clients must be told to protect yourself

Mar 1, 2004

The examination room can be a horridly stressful place. The stomach butterflies often begin before the veterinarian even walks in the door.

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