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Noncompete agreements are void and prohibited by law in California

With news about the Federal Trade Commission’s ban in late April on noncompete agreements nationwide, dentists may be wondering how…

May 6, 2024 |Hiring, Firing & Performance, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

Workplace violence prevention plan must be implemented by California dental practices by July 1

May 3, 2024: The article as first published reported incorrectly that the law only applies to California employers with 10…

May 1, 2024 |Laws & Regulations, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

Dentists can use CDA’s new Practice Health Check to evaluate employment practices

Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Alternative Workweek schedules and employee onboarding are the topics in the second quarter of 2024.

April 16, 2024 |Employment Practices, Hiring, Firing & Performance, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

California meal and rest break laws are complex: Employee scheduler software can help

If you are a dental practice owner or employer in California, you must provide your nonexempt employees a 30-minute unpaid,…

April 16, 2024 |Employment Practices, Endorsed Services, News Articles, Practice Management

Celebrate the contributions of dental team members to increase morale, improve retention

In a competitive hiring market, dental practice owners have all the more reason to show that they value their current employees.

March 4, 2024 |Employment Practices, News Articles, Practice Management, Staffing & Training

Classifying workers as independent contractors even less permissible under new federal rule

The rules for classifying workers in California are already strict — especially after Assembly Bill 5 became law in January…

February 29, 2024 |Laws & Regulations, News Articles

Dentists can use CDA’s new Practice Health Check to evaluate Cal/OSHA documentation compliance this winter

Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Cal/OSHA documentation requirements are the focus in the first quarter of 2024. CDA members are invited to take the Q1 Practice Health Check consisting of just three questions. 

January 16, 2024 |Employment Practices, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

All employees get five days California Paid Sick Leave starting in 2024

Employees in California will be allowed to take five days of paid sick leave — up from the current three — beginning Jan. 1, 2024, under legislation signed into law in October. The law applies to employers of every size. Salary, hourly, full-time, part-time and temporary employees are eligible for the leave.

November 29, 2023 |Laws & Regulations, News Articles, Office Policies & Manuals

California’s minimum wage increases to $16 for all employers in January 2024

California’s minimum wage will rise again Jan. 1, 2024 – to $16 per hour for employers of every size as a result of inflation. But wages in more than 30 California counties are already higher and most of them will rise again in either January or July.

November 7, 2023 |Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

Holiday pay in California: The law and best practices for dentists

With the holiday season’s arrival, CDA’s employment practices analyst is receiving calls from members who have questions about the laws governing holiday pay. Here she’s assembled some tips to guide California dentists based on her conversations with callers.

November 1, 2023 |Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

TDIC’s Risk Management Advice Line offers guidance for complex practice challenges

Seeking specialized advice from risk management experts is essential for addressing the complexities of running a dental practice and managing employee dynamics. Collaboration with TDIC’s Advice Line analysts contributes to the long-term viability, success and prosperity of the dental practice.

October 3, 2023 |Employment Practices, Hiring, Firing & Performance, News Articles, Office Policies & Manuals, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management/TDIC

L.A.’s new Freelance Worker Protections Ordinance should prompt California dentists statewide to review associate classification

A new Los Angeles city ordinance requires employers who hire and retain freelance workers within the city to provide a written contract and timely payment among other things and also established certain rights for freelance workers. 

August 15, 2023 |Early Career Dentists, Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles