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June 23, 2022: Dentists Initiating and Administering Vaccines

Dentists are authorized to administer flu and COVID-19 vaccines. The Dental Board has adopted related regulations on training, continuing education, notification and reporting.

November 14, 2022: EDD released 2023 Contribution Rates, Withholding Schedules, and Meals and Lodging Values

Employers can find updated information for 2023 payroll withholding on the EDD website.

October 20, 2022: EEOC Publishes Updated “Know Your Rights” Poster

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released the “Know Your Rights” poster. This new poster replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster which employers are required to display. The EEOC explains that the updated “Know Your Rights” poster is available in both English and Spanish, and will be available in additional languages at a later date.  CDA Members should print and affix the new poster over the “EEO is the Law” poster contained in the 2021-2022 Required Poster Set. 

Oct. 6, 2022: Information Blocking Rule

Enforcement of this rule, which is to improve patient access to their electronic health information, is expected to commence on this date. For more information see “Information Blocking Rule Q&A.”

 

Jan. 1, 2022: New Anesthesia and Sedation Permits

Senate Bill 501, which changed requirements to hold general anesthesia and sedation permits, took effect. Any holder of a general anesthesia, conscious sedation or oral conscious sedation for minors permit is required to apply for a new permit once their current permit expires after Jan. 1, 2022. Implementing regulations and permit applications became available in August 2022. See the news article for more information.

July 31, 2022: Deadline to Update I-9 Forms Completed with Expired Documents

Employers have until July 31 to update the I-9s of current employees who presented an expired List B document between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2022. Employers were permitted to accept certain expired documents under the COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents. That policy expired on April 30, 2022.

July 1, 2022: Local minimum wage increases

On July 1, 2022, minimum wage increases take effect in several California localities and may require updated postings. See Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances by City/County on cda.org

January 1, 2022: New minimum wage requirements, increases for CA, some cities

The minimum wage for a large employer with 26 or more employees in California will increase from $14 per hour to $15 per hour, and employers with 25 or fewer employees will increase from $13 per hour to $14 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022. These increases effect both hourly and salaried employees. Some cities and counties have their own ordinances beyond what is required by state law – new to the list is increased minimum wage and paid sick leave for West Hollywood. CDA provides a guide to minimum wage ordinances by city and county and employers are advised to check with their local jurisdictions to ensure they are in compliance.

March 28, 2022: CE Completion Deadline for Individuals Whose License Expires Oct 2021

Dentists, registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists whose active license expires Oct 2021 are granted an extension of time to complete continuing education required for license renewal. The CE must be completed by March 28, 2022. Read more in this DCA order.

Jan 26, 2022: CE Completion Deadline for Individuals Whose License Expired March 2020 – Sept 2021

Dentists, registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists whose active license expire in the period March 31, 2020 to Sept 30, 2021 are granted an extension of time to complete continuing education required for license renewal. The CE must be completed by Jan 26, 2022. Read more in this DCA order

All employers must register for CalSavers by June 30, 2022

California launched CalSavers to give employers an easy way to comply with the mandate and help their employees save for retirement.

State law now requires all businesses with five or more employees to facilitate CalSavers if they do not sponsor a retirement plan. Deadlines for employers to comply vary based on the size of business. The deadline for employers with five or more employees is June 30, 2022. Eligible employers with 5 or more employees who have not yet registered, should do so as soon as possible to avoid penalties. Visit CalSavers.com for more information on how to register.

January 1, 2022: E-prescribing required with limited exceptions

California prescribers are required to use electronic data prescribing for all prescriptions starting Jan. 1, 2022. Legislation, AB 2789, establishing this mandate was passed in 2018. For additional information on how to get started prescribing electronically and on the new rules, refer to Prescribing & Dispensing Q&A.