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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.
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

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

COVID-19 Mandatory Policy Instructions for Employers and Sample Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Employers may require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as long as they engage in the interactive process with any employee who requests a reasonable accommodation

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.

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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

Graduate of dental assistant training program a 'wonderful asset' to San Francisco dentist's mature practice

Dental assistant training programs are successfully placing graduates in California dental practices. One recent graduate, Liz Martinez, changed her career as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and is now employed by a dental practice in San Francisco.

Invest in interviewing to reduce risk of bad hires

Dental staffing shortages may make it tempting to offer a position to the first person who turns in an application, but a measured approach to hiring is recommended. Time and planning invested in your practice’s hiring process will save you money, maintain consistency and reduce risks of bad hires.

Dentists: Gauge your compliance with employment laws and regulations

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.