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 +

Key Ways to Motivate Your Dental Team

Since it is easy for dentists and their teams to get caught up in the day-to-day flow of patients, it’s easy to lose focus on the bigger goals of the practice.  How… Continue On +

Final Paychecks

When does the final paycheck need to be paid? What can I withhold from the final paycheck?  Can I hold the check until I receive company items back from the employee?  Can… Continue On +

The Working Interview

Benjamin Franklin once said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This is no truer than when dealing with a working interview.  It is extremely common that after a… Continue On +

New Oregon Law for Veterans

On April 4, 2013, Governor Kitzhaber signed a new law requiring Oregon employers to provide employees who are veterans with time off on Veterans Day. Under the law, an eligible employee who… Continue On +

Required Sick Leave in Portland

It is time to review your sick leave and time off policies if your business is in the City of Portland. The Portland City Council voted unanimously on March 13, 2013 to… Continue On +

The New Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9).  The new Form I-9 is available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf and all employers should being using this… Continue On +

Putting on Your Game Face: Dental Practice Morning Huddle

Why would a dental practice want to have a morning huddle?  It seems like the thing to do, but what does the huddle really accomplish?  The most effective morning huddles I have… Continue On +