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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.

California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

California employers are required to comply with state-specific leave laws governing requests for leaves of absence, including the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The CFRA provides eligible employees of employers with five or more employees, with 12 workweeks of protected leave under qualifying events for full-time employees, and a proportional number of workweeks for employees who work less than full-time. Employers are prohibited from interfering with the exercise of CFRA rights and from retaliating against an employee who takes CFRA leave.

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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View Hiring Temporary Employees Toolkit

Resource Library

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

Employment Practice News

CDC endorses COVID vaccine booster for all Americans 18 and over

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 19 endorsed coronavirus booster shots for all American adults and expanded its recommendation for booster shots to include individuals ages 18 and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after receiving their second dose. 

Celebrate safely: How to minimize the liability risks of office parties

Though holiday events can and should be celebratory and fun, maintaining professionalism among all attendees is still a must. By taking a few precautionary measures, it is possible to curb risk while wrapping up 2021 with joy.

Image of wood blocks with the words: Rules, Law, Standards, Polices, Regulations. Dentists: Are you in compliance with current regulations and aware of upcoming deadlines?

CDA members can rely on CDA Practice Support’s “Are You In Compliance?” webpage for details about current and future laws and regulations that apply to dental practices. Entries span all areas of dental practice, from employment practices to general business.