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 +

Breaking News: New Overtime Rule

After a blocked Obama-era rule which would have doubled the threshold, the five-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers is over.  The Department of Labor released the final rule… Continue On +

Oregon Pregnancy Accommodation Law

Beginning January 1, 2020, Oregon employers with at least 6 employees must provide reasonable accommodations to employees and job applicants who have limitations related to pregnancy, unless doing so would impose undue… Continue On +

Weeding Out “Difficult” Dental Patients

Do you have to be everyone’s dentist?  While you may wish that you connected well with every patient in your chair and that everyone wanted you as their dentist, there are some… Continue On +

Should You Interview People with Gaps in Their Employment History?

If you are eager to find a great clinical or front office team member for your dental practice, you typically want to receive resumes that show longevity and achievement.  However, in a… Continue On +

Show Your Dental Team That You Appreciate Them

“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.”  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  Dental teams have a great emotional need to feel appreciated.  When the team feels appreciated, they are… Continue On +