When Should Bonuses Be Used In Calculating Overtime?

The item that employers miss the most when calculating overtime wages is the inclusion of non-discretionary bonuses.  The FLSA requires that non-discretionary bonuses – these are promised to the employee – be… Continue On +

Pay for Performance – Is It Right for You?

When would it make sense to consider a pay-for-performance system for your dental team?  Can you depend on this type of compensation system to motivate your team and reduce staff turnover?  The… Continue On +

Oregon’s Victims of Certain Crimes Leave Act

The Oregon’s Victims of Certain Crimes Leave Act (OVCCLA) went into effect on January 1, 2010.  OVCCLA provides employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking: Employees who are… Continue On +

Oregon Passes Social Media in the Workplace Law

On May 22, 2013, Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law House Bill, 2654.  This law makes Oregon the tenth state to enact a law prohibiting employers from accessing employees’ private social media… Continue On +

Congress Puts Lid On Health Flexible Spending Arrangements

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (new health care law), employee contributions to health flexible spending arrangements (health FSA) are now being limited to a maximum pre-tax contribution… Continue On +

Employers Must Notify Employees of Exchange Option by October 1, 2013

Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance exchanges (Exchanges). Open enrollment under the Exchanges will… Continue On +

Employee Manuals – Don’t Put a Target on Your Back

Dental staff management starts with an effective employee manual.  Unfortunately, a number of doctors place a target on their back when they hand out employee manuals that are poorly written and outdated. … Continue On +

Employing a Family Member

A way to reduce the overall family tax bill is by employing family members through your business, which allows you to shift income to them and provide them with employment benefits. Employing… Continue On +