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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…

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Borrowing Employee Handbook Policies Is a Bad Idea

April 16, 2019

Why “Borrowing” Employee Handbook Policies Is a Bad Idea So, you know you need an employee handbook but you aren’t sure where to start. You ask a few colleagues about the process they used to build their employee handbooks, you comb through online forums for insight and advice, and you do a little Googling to…

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7 Things Your Timekeeping System Should Do

April 3, 2019

7 Things Your Digital Timekeeping System Should Do for You (But Probably Doesn’t) Analog punch clocks are all but relics of a forgotten time as most private dental and healthcare practices now use some sort of digital timekeeping option to track employee hours. Many of those digital timekeeping tools are provided free with your office’s…