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Practical Tips on Hiring New Employees, Avoiding Litigation and Protecting Business Interests as Well as the Interests of Those Being Hired

Product Code - LGA174
Speaker(s): Zachary C. Jackson, Epstein Becker Green P.C.; Kevin J. Ryan, Epstein Becker Green P.C.
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The continued success of any health care organization is tied directly to its ability to develop, protect, and retain its human capital, proprietary information, and key external relationships. In today's competitive global environment, this objective has never been more important or—given a highly mobile workforce and the increasingly portable nature of digitally stored corporate information—more difficult to accomplish.

The faculty for this program will outline important tips that may be implemented when managing recruitment, hiring, and retention programs as well as developing employment policies that are equally beneficial for those being hired.

Educational Objectives:

• Learn to navigate through an applicant's existing restrictive covenants
• Understand how to avoid a raiding claim where more than one applicant comes from the same company
• Discover how to deal with trade secrets, potentially confidential information, or other proprietary documents or information in an applicant's possession
• Learn to draft enforceable restrictive covenants to provide maximum protection for the health care organization's legitimate business interests
• Find out which changes to anticipate in your health care organization and the law that might affect enforceability of your restrictive covenants

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Chief legal counsel; compliance directors; human resource directors; chief operating officers.

Program Level: Intermediate

Credit Available: CLE  (For more information, please click on the "CLE Credit" tab.)

Zachary C. Jackson, Epstein Becker Green P.C.; Kevin J. Ryan, Epstein Becker Green P.C.

Zachary C. Jackson, Epstein Becker Green P.C.
Mr. Jackson is a member of the Labor and Employment practice at Epstein Becker. His practice focuses on helping companies protect their trade secrets, proprietary information, customer relationships, investments in talent, and other assets. He has experience litigating trade secret, non-compete, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenant matters in numerous industries, including the financial services, health care, insurance, art, education, real estate, staffing, engineering, beauty, and third-party logistics industries. Additionally, he regularly counsels companies on drafting and implementing employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and other related policies.

Mr. Jackson earned a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.

Kevin J. Ryan, Epstein Becker Green P.C.
Mr. Ryan is a member of his firm’s Health Care and Life Sciences practice. He advises for-profit and not-for-profit health care clients, including hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, physician groups, and other provider organizations and businesses on transactions and regulatory matters, including licensing laws, HIPAA privacy requirements, and state and federal administrative matters.

Mr. Ryan counsels providers on Medicare and Medicaid rules relating to state and federal anti- kickback and fraud and abuse laws; the physician self-referral laws, also known as the Stark Law; and reimbursement issues. He also counsels for-profit and not-for-profit businesses on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures; drafts and negotiates managed care agreements, physician employment agreements, licensing agreements, and management services agreements; and advises international clients on issues concerning the globalization of the health care industry, including the development of, and participation in, international provider networks and the growing medical tourism industry.

Mr. Ryan earned a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.

This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state. Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in the states of New York*, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, and most other jurisdictions grant CLE credit on a per-program basis. At this time, Bloomberg BNA does not apply directly to the states of Florida, Rhode Island, Montana and Hawaii although credit is usually available for attorneys who wish to apply individually. Additionally, the following states currently do not grant credit for Bloomberg BNA OnDemand programming: Arkansas, Ohio, Nebraska, and Delaware. All requests are subject to approval once the live webinar has taken place or the customer has viewed the OnDemand version. Please contact the Bloomberg BNA accreditations desk if you have specific questions that have not been addressed.

If you have further questions regarding a specific state or how to file for CLE credit, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditation Coordinator.

Hardship Policy
Bloomberg BNA offers a hardship policy for attorneys earning less than $50,000 per year. If an attorney wishes to take advantage of this option, he or she must contact Bloomberg BNA directly. For attorneys who are unemployed or earning less than $35,000 per year, a full discount off the price of the program will be awarded upon written proof of hardship. Attorneys earning between $35,000 and $50,000 per year will receive a 50% discount off the price of the program. Any attorney working in the public service sector also qualifies for a special price. If you have further questions regarding the hardship policy or seek additional information, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditations Coordinator, or email us at

For more information about Mandatory or Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements, visit the American Bar Association website at

*Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in New York for experienced attorneys only.