Masking requirement continues in California health care settings.
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The American Dental Association has released a COVID-19 & Lab Testing Requirements Toolkit to aid dentists who are interested in incorporating rapid point-of-care testing in their practice. To assist members with California-specific requirements, CDA’s Clinical Care Workgroup will release additional POC testing guidance next month.
Very small businesses, including dental practices with just five or more employees, will soon be subject to the California Family Rights Act’s requirement to provide protected unpaid family leave to their employees.
Many employers across the U.S. may be facing legal issues as they cope with reopening and maintaining their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 2,000 lawsuits relating to COVID-19 have been filed in federal and state courts.
As California dental practices begin to resume deferred and preventive care according to state guidance, now is a good time for employers to reevaluate their workforce classifications and wage practices.
Understand workplace protections and rules that can help employers navigate the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace and accommodate employees at high risk.
A new state law that would have prohibited employers from requiring employees in California to sign certain mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment did not take effect Jan. 1, as scheduled, and is awaiting final judgment in court.
Employers in California can now visit a single website to help them understand their requirements under a new law that further restricts their ability to classify their workers as independent contractors. Launched late last year by the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency, the website provides employer-specific resources and FAQ summarizing AB 5 and the ABC test and more.
CDA publishes and distributes every two years a poster set containing employee notices that are required to be posted in the dental office. CDA’s most recent poster set was published and distributed to members in April 2019. However, state and federal agencies update or release new posters from time to time, and six new or updated required posters are now available.
Start your new year on the right foot by auditing your human resources systems and records. To diminish the possibility of legal issues and to ensure that your practice seeks to comply with labor and employment laws, it is important to perform an HR audit. An audit can include timekeeping and wage statements and all of the following.