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The following FAQ generally applies to California’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law. Several California cities have implemented their own local ordinances offering more generous allowances.

California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 requires all employers to provide a set amount of paid sick leave (PSL) to all eligible employees working in California.

Senate Bill (SB) 848, effective on January 1, 2024, requires employers with five or more employees to provide employees who have worked for at least 30 days with up to five days of reproductive loss 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.


Employee Manual Resources

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

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.

View General New Hire 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.

View Hiring Associates Toolkit

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

View Hiring Temporary Employees Toolkit

Employment Practice News

Dental Team Summit motivates attendees to drive practice success with new skills 

CDA’s Dental Team Summit debuted in May during CDA Presents. Dental teams have another opportunity to learn and grow together during the second Dental Team Summit in Northern California this fall.

July 9, 2024    Practice Management
Dental staff working on a computer
Transforming dental operations: The role of AI in streamlining back-office functions

Artificial Intelligence is no longer just a buzzword in the technological landscape; it has become a pivotal force in transforming...

June 12, 2024    Practice Management
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Exempt and nonexempt in the dental office: Classify correctly to avoid penalties

Exempt or nonexempt? In California, the distinction is a legal one. Wage and hour orders protect nonexempt employees, and employers...

May 30, 2024    News Articles