Has Your Career Been Affected by a
Noncompete Clause?

October 30, 2019

Noncompete clauses for physicians have become commonplace. For many employers, the goal is to avoid patients leaving their hospital or practice when a doctor takes another job.

A 2018 survey of nearly 2000 primary care physicians in five states found that about half of office-based physicians and 37% of physicians employed at hospitals or free-standing care centers were bound by such agreements.

Earlier this year, a federal judge rejected a move to block a Florida law limiting the use of such clauses, while in Washington State, a bill to limit the enforceability of such covenants was signed into law.

Tell us about your experience navigating a noncomplete clause in your work as a physician.    

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