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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.

Employment Practices

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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.

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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

Alternative Pathways in Dentistry Two question marks appear above three doors suggesting different types of dental careers At bottom: Journal California Dental Association
Alternative pathways in dentistry: CDA Journal discusses careers outside of traditional private practice

“Private practices have been effectively taking care of the oral health needs of a large portion of the population,” writes...

May 8, 2024    Students
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    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    Regulatory Compliance