Laws & Regulations


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 |2024, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

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

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

California court rules employer did not discriminate against worker in COVID-vaccination termination case

California employers still can choose to mandate COVID-19 and flu vaccination for their workers with some potential exemptions. A recent California appeals court decision provides guidance for employers who choose to do so.

August 2, 2023 |2023, COVID-19, Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

California dental practices must print and display new labor law posters

Dental practices must print and display in the workplace six revised posters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, California Civil Rights Department and Califoria Department of Industrial Relations.

June 21, 2023 |2023, Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

California small businesses can apply now for state grant to reimburse costs related to COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Qualified California small businesses and nonprofit organizations that incurred costs for providing COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2022, can apply now for up to $50,000 through the state's relief grant program. 

June 14, 2023 |2023, COVID-19, Laws & Regulations, News Articles, Practice Management

CDA reminds dentist employers of the importance of meal and rest breaks

CDA encourages its members to take a proactive approach to employee meal and rest break compliance. Doing so requires an understanding of the regulations involved and communicating with employees about them.

January 25, 2023 |2023, Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, Leadership and Practice Ownership, News Articles, Office Policies & Manuals, Patient Management, Practice Management

California dentists will comply with a dozen new employment laws beginning in 2023

The new year always brings new laws for employers in California, and 2023 is no exception for dental practices. The laws run the gamut of employment concerns. Many took effect Jan. 1, while others allow a grace period to fully comply. Many affect employers of every size.

January 10, 2023 |2023, COVID-19, Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

Hire, Train and Retain Your Practice Team: Live webinar series to help practice owners build successful dental teams

The four-part series explores the crucial stages of finding qualified candidates, successfully integrating new team members into the dental practice and retaining top talent.

January 9, 2023 |2023, Employment Practices, Hiring/Firing, Laws & Regulations, News Articles, Performance, Practice Management

CalSavers Retirement Savings Program expands to include employers with 1-4 employees

Soon, all California employers with at least one employee and no employer-sponsored retirement plan will be required to facilitate CalSavers enrollment for their workers, including new hires within 30 days of hiring. 

December 13, 2022 |2022, Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles