Masking requirement continues in California health care settings.
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Most employees in California, including dental professionals, will gain legal protections from retaliatory actions by employers during emergency situations when a state law takes effect Jan. 1, 2023.
A new state law will increase wage transparency for California job applicants and current employees beginning Jan. 1, 2023, with resulting new job-posting, pay scale disclosure and records-maintenance requirements for covered employers.
Amendments to the California Family Rights Act and Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act expand employees’ leave rights and take effect Jan. 1, 2023. The changes require covered employers to provide protected bereavement leave and allow employees to take time off to care for a "designated person."
California law will soon bar most employers from penalizing or discriminating against applicants or workers who use cannabis off the clock and away from the workplace. Employers should update their drug test policies before law takes effect.
Employers in California with 26 or more employees are required to provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through the end of 2022 but may be eligible to apply for up to $50,000 in relief grants.
The California Department of Public Health on Sept. 17 ended the COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated health care workers and other individuals in high-risk settings, which include dental offices.
California’s minimum wage will rise again in January 2023 – to $15.50 for employers of every size. More than 30 California cities and counties have their own local ordinances that set the minimum wage even higher. The City of Los Angeles's Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Ordinance does not apply to dental office settings.
Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check that focuses on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. CDA members are invited to take CDA's newest Practice Health Check, which focuses on employment practices.
Learn from CDA Practice Support’s guidance for California dentists on how to handle the obligations associated with managing pregnant employees’ accommodations, benefits, leave and return rights and pay obligations.