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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.
2022 COVID-19 Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

New! Effective September 30, 2022, COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) has been extended through the end of 2022 and now provides relief to small businesses incurring the costs of such leave through California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief Grant Program within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

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.

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.

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

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Employment Practice News

Vigilance urged in dental offices this flu season – and staff vaccination may be required

Health experts are urging people to get the COVID-19 bivalent booster and a flu shot this season to protect themselves as well as people who are more vulnerable. Some local health departments mandate flu vaccination for health care workers, including dentists and dental staff.

California workers will be legally protected during emergency conditions

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.

Laptop screen contains a search bar and the text: JOB SEARCH Pay scale must be included in job postings by California employers with 15 or more employees

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.