As the healthcare landscape changes, the role and content of physician employment contracts has changed, too.  The new environment requires protections for employers and employees. In two publications, we address new provisions and potential pitfalls that lurk in the employment context.  In "The Modern Employment Agreement" Alice and Dan present typical provisions that meet today's new requirements, such as with respect to compliance, HIPAA, and post-payment audits, addressing what older style agreements have included as well.  In "Avoiding landmines when signing a hospital contract" Alice elucidates some of the special problems that can occur when physicians become employed by the hospital, a health system or its affiliated medical group.  None of this is your father's handshake of yore.