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Employment Practices

Balancing the roles of healthcare provider and employer can be a challenge. Get advice on how to write job descriptions, create applications, place help wanted ads, set meal breaks, establish alternative work schedules, and terminate an employee.
Religious Accommodation Request Form – COVID-19 Vaccination

Use this form to document an employee's request for accommodation from a mandatory vaccine for a sincerely held religious belief.

Employee Screening for COVID-19

This recommendation is current as of August 1, 2022.

Employers should continue to evaluate employee health regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Effective February 19, 2021, Senate Bill 114 ("SB 114") requires that covered employers of 26 or more employees expand supplemental paid sick leave for employees' COVID-19-related absences until September 30, 2022.

CFRA Guidance

Dental practice owners should be aware and prepared for major changes to California’s Family Rights Act that go into effect Jan. 1, 2021.

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End of Year Updates for Your Practice

What you need to know to keep your practice compliant and avoid legal risks in 2021.


Employee Manual Resources

Create a personalized employee manual using an online tool or a sample employee manual.

General New Hire Toolkit

This toolkit covers recruiting, interviewing, hiring and onboarding, and provides a general list of basic hiring documents. If you are hiring a temporary employee or associate dentist, you will also need our additional hiring toolkits.

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Hiring Associates Toolkit

Associates may be classified as either an independent contractor or an employee. This toolkit includes information to help you determine how to hire an associate.

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Hiring Temporary Employees

Short-term employees are considered employees by the State of California and require additional documentation. This toolkit covers hiring, paying and terminating temporary employees.

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Resource Library

Access an online library of downloadable articles, guides, templates, checklists and forms.

Employment Practice News

12-week in-office dental assistant training curriculum now available to CDA members

In-office dental assistant training has arrived for the many CDA members who continue to have challenges finding and hiring qualified dental assistants for their practice. The curriculum provides 12 weeks of supportive online learning for use alongside in-office training.

Grants up to $2K available to eligible California dental practices with employees on Paid Family Leave

Small businesses in California, including dental practices, with at least one employee who utilizes California’s Paid Family Leave program benefits on or after June 1, 2022, are eligible to apply online for grants up to $2,000 per employee on the leave.

A binder rests on a stack of papers on a desk. The binder's spine reads: PAYROLL All California employers will begin paying minimum wage of at least $15.50 in January 2023

California’s minimum wage will rise again in January 2023 – to $15.50 for employers of every size as a result of inflation. But more than 30 California cities and counties have their own local ordinances that set the minimum wage even higher. In some cities, the minimum wage will increase this July.