Physician Employment Agreements

Any relationship between a hospital or physician?s group and a doctor, such as an employment agreement, is and should be based on trust and duty. The trust part is signing the agreement. The duty part is to comply with the terms of the agreement. The agreement is a significant investment of money, time and resources by both parties. If you have the opportunity to sign an employment agreement, it is…

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Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds- Part II of Part III

The Hotel Occupancy Tax (?HOT?) was defined and examples of proper uses of the tax were given in Part I. In Texas HOT tax funds may only be spent; (i) on authorized uses; and (ii) if the HOT funds are spent in a manner directly enhancing and promoting tourism and the convention and hotel industry. (emphasis added) A two-part test commonly recognized in Texas by administrative agencies and cities is:…

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Contracts with Cities 101

As a normal part of business a service provider, such as an IT professional or a vendor supplying coffee or coke machines will sign a year to year or a 3-5 year contract with a City. The contract will be signed by a City Officer such as the City Manager, City Administrator or even a Mayor. The service provider believes all is well and is happy to have a contract…

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