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probation

Medtalk A period during which a health care provider whose practice of medicine was restricted by a licensing or certifying authority or by a hospital's medical staff due to questionable medical judgement, is evaluated to determine if he/she can be allowed an unrestricted license to practice medicine or retain medical staff privileges. See Restriction.

probation

(prō-bā′shŏn)
1. In the criminal justice system, a period of legal oversight of one's behavior after release from incarceration or instead of incarceration after conviction for a crime.
2. A period after an employee is hired during which the employee's on-the-job performance is evaluated. During this time the employee may need to demonstrate his or her suitability for continued work and in many instances may not receive full salary or benefits.
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For at-will employers, a probationary period could result in an unintended employment contract," Moakley says.
DON'T ignore warning signs of a potentially unsuccessful relationship--use the probationary period to make the best staffing decisions possible.
iii) Consider an equilibrium contract with probationary period such that 0 < [t.
Parts (ii) and (iii) of the proposition state the interesting result that a pure probationary period will be chosen whenever the relative risk ratio between high and low is monotonically decreasing, and that a pure limited term will be used in the opposite case.
Proof: (i) It follows from Proposition 1 that any contract offered to the low-risk type will have either a pure probationary period or a pure limited term.
H], the higher the premium for the high risks, and the longer the probationary period for the low risks.
This result--that the low-risk type might not prefer to purchase any insurance--might not seem very surprising, given the finding of Proposition I that the low-risk types tend to be offered a probationary period when they are not particularly prone to suffer an accident at the beginning (and the converse goes for the limited term: it tends to be offered when they are not particularly prone to suffer an accident at the end of the term).
L](0)] the pooling contract without a probationary period is at least not the worst among all the pooling contracts.
Consider a contract with a probationary period only.