Salary Increase for Exempt Employees – Effective May 22, 2024

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has amended the Restoring and Extending Overtime Protections rule. The final amendment increases the salary threshold required under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This is for… Continue On +

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION ALERT – CYBERSECURITY THREAT

We wanted to make sure our clients received the recent ADA warning of a current cybersecurity threat to dental offices released May 6, 2024, as follows: Current Threat Information from the FBI:… Continue On +

From Beach Parties to Tax Parties: A Brief History of Spring Break and Taxes

Spring break is synonymous with fun in the sun, but its history is as diverse as the destinations revelers flock to each year. Surprisingly, the origins of this beloved vacation period have… Continue On +

Is Your Practice Ready for A Medical Emergency?

We recently had an opportunity to join the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for a Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office presentation that was put on by Dr. Steven Beadnell.  The course… Continue On +

Do Not Be Misled About Annual Reports

These false annual reports notices are being sent out again. Workplace Compliance Services (W.C.S.) has started sending 2024 Annual Reports to Oregon companies.  This renewal is not from the State of Oregon… Continue On +

Read this if you accept cash payments and present large cases in your dental practice

Very few doctors are aware of one of the more drastic federal laws connected to receiving cash payments.  If your practice receives a cash payment of $10,000 or more from a patient,… Continue On +

Paid Leave Oregon

Paid Leave Oregon benefits started September 3, 2023. Paid Leave Oregon is administered by the Oregon Employment Department. Employees apply online at Frances Online Landing Page (oregon.gov). The Oregon Employment Department will… Continue On +

Two Simple Ways To Deter Fraud And Embezzlement That Take Three Minutes To Check

Here are 2 simple ways to reduce the likelihood of fraud and embezzlement in your practice.  In total, these should take 3 minutes out of your day, but can help catch deceitful… Continue On +

Downtown Business Incentive Credit Program

In response to the increase in commercial real estate leasing vacancy in downtown Portland, the city has adopted the “Downtown Business Incentive (DBI)” temporary non-refundable credit program to incentivize new commercial lease… Continue On +

Firm Events and Write-Offs

One of the questions we hear a lot is along the lines of, “Can I write-off (insert team building event or social activity here) for my staff?”  For example, “I’d like to… Continue On +

Retaining Employees

Title: The Key to a Flourishing Dental Practice: Keeping and Retaining Exceptional Employees Introduction: Running a successful dental practice goes beyond providing excellent patient care. It also involves creating a positive and… Continue On +

New Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an updated Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9).  The new Form I-9 is available at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. You do not need current employees to… Continue On +