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HRAs Make It Easy to Provide Tax-Free Health Benefits to Your Employees

October 8, 2019

Open Enrollment for HRAs is Coming: Huge News on the Employer Health Insurance Front! This new legislation is changing the way that employers provide health benefits to their employees, tax-free! Watch the video to see Jack explain how it all works. We couldn’t be more excited for you!  Debuting in January 2020, TCH’s new HRA…

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Dental Tech Companies Suffer Ransomware Attack

September 24, 2019

Recent Ransomware Hacks of Two Dental Tech Companies Expose HIPAA Vulnerabilities (Protect Your Practice with a Free Business Associate Agreement from CEDR). Two dental technology companies recently had their systems held hostage by ransomware attacks, affecting an estimated 400 dental practices.  If you are a dental professional that relies on a third-party company to store…

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Do I Have to Hire Someone Because They Are Pregnant?

September 4, 2019

She Didn’t Tell Me She Was Pregnant. Do I Still Have to Hire Her? Picture this: You hire an employee who seems to be a perfect fit for your team. You formally offer her the job, train her up, and her first week goes swimmingly. Then, just as she’s starting to gel with you and…

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Do I Have to Hire Someone Because They’re Left-Handed?

August 28, 2019

Can I Refuse to Hire a Candidate Because They’re Left-Handed? “I have been searching for a dental assistant and finally found someone and offered them the job. I just found out that he’s left-handed. I’m right-handed and each of my operatories are set up for right-handed dentistry. Do I still have to hire him?” We have…

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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,…