New Federal Emergency Family and Medical Leave & Emergency Paid Sick Leave

On March 18, 2020, a new law was passed for workers impacted by COVID-19.  The law is called Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and it goes into effect in 15 days.  All… Continue On +

What You Need to Know When the COVID-19 Crisis Impacts Your Practice

We understand the concerns you have for the health of your family, team members, patients, and community with the COVID-19 crisis.  We also understand your worries about how a slowdown or shutdown… Continue On +

Hire the Right Fit Instead of Hiring to Fill a Position

There is a significant difference between hiring the right fit for your practice and hiring to fill a position.  Joe Kraus, CEO of Lime, summed it up well when he said, “The… Continue On +

Avoid Disclosing Protected Health Information on Social Media

While it may sound like common sense to not disclose protected health information (PHI) on social media, this important HIPAA guideline may be overlooked while responding to online reviews or posting to… Continue On +

Oregon’s Workplace Fairness Act

The Oregon Workplace Fairness Act was signed into law earlier this year and grows out of the #MeToo movement.  It is a broad change and covers all employers in Oregon. What do… Continue On +

When Do You Have to Pay Employees for Travel Pay?

There are multiple costs associated with meetings and continuing education involving a dental team.  First, there is the total cost for the meeting or educational event, which includes meals and travel expenses… Continue On +

Law Update: Rest Periods for Expression of Breast Milk

The Oregon Legislature has expanded the protections for employees with a need to express breast milk.  The expanded protections started on September 29, 2019. Oregon employers are required to allow employees to… Continue On +

When Do You Have to Pay Employees for Meetings and CE?

When meetings and continuing education are scheduled, dentists and teams sometimes forget the rules regarding compensable time.  The first rule to remember is if you require the team to attend a meeting… Continue On +