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How to Deal With Rumors in the Workplace

August 21, 2019

Don’t Allow Rumors in the Workplace. Here’s Why: Let’s start with a basic rule of thumb: Don’t allow rumors about anyone sleeping with anyone else in your business to go unaddressed.  Though this issue tends to affect one gender more than the other, the problems caused by gossip can certainly cut both ways. In this…

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When to Perform Background Checks for New Dental and Medical Employees

August 7, 2019

Do I Need to Do a Background Check When Hiring for My Practice? JoAn Majors — professional speaker, author, and host of the SpouseTales dental podcast — holds Mondays “sacred.”  She says it’s the only day she gets to set aside as free from duties at her husband Chuck’s dental office, where she serves as…

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5 Non-Monetary Benefits to Highlight in Your Next Job Ad

June 25, 2019

5 Non-Monetary Benefits to Highlight in Your Next Job Ad Happy employees make for a better, more productive workplace. It’s the type of thing that we all know implicitly, and yet a recent Gallup poll indicates that a majority of American employees still count themselves as “disengaged” from their jobs. But engaged employees are your…

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Why California Employers Need to Watch Their Pay Stub Data

June 18, 2019

Double-Check Your Pay Stub Format (or Pay Up!) in California You may recall us harping on how important it is to take responsibility for your own wage and hour compliance as an employer. The data included on employee pay stubs is one area where you need to be hyper-vigilant that you’re meeting what’s required by…

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Preventing Employees From Clocking In Early Can Be Risky

June 5, 2019

If You Prevent Your Employees from Clocking In, You Also Need to Prevent Them from Working. We recently ran a blog post about how automatically clocking your employees out for breaks can leave your business vulnerable to potential employment litigation. But there’s another timekeeping conundrum that affects even more private medical and dental practices across…

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Good-Faith Policy Applications: Building Flexibility into Your Policies

May 29, 2019

Good-Faith Policy Applications: Can Your Policies Cover Last-Minute Needs? You’ve probably heard the phrase, “life is what happens when you’re making other plans”—and sometimes that applies to the workplace, too. But is there a place in your business for “good-faith” policy applications in addition to strict policy enforcement? We think there should be. Of course,…

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Automatically Clocking Your Employees Out Leaves Your Business Vulnerable

May 21, 2019

Surprise! Automatically Clocking Your Employees Out Is Risky Business. Very few employers break employment laws on purpose. That would be crazy. Still, here at CEDR we’ve found that a majority of the business owners we work with have some form of wage and hour violation on their books before they come on board as CEDR…

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Independent Contractor Agreements Don’t Protect Employers

May 6, 2019

Think You’re Protected by an Independent Contractor Agreement? Think Again. You’ll want to think twice before classifying your new hire as an independent contractor, even if they signed an independent contractor agreement. Here’s why: In a recent decision filed by an Alabama Federal Court, a judge held that a signed independent contractor agreement is not…

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Unpaid Intern or Employee?

May 1, 2019

Should Your Unpaid Intern Be Classified as an Employee? Summertime is approaching fast, and we all know what that means: an influx of bored students with loads of extra free time. And, in proper summer tradition, you can expect that many of those students will be looking to earn a few bucks and/or gain experience…