Benefits & Compensation

HR Base Camp Roundup – August 31st, 2022
HR Base Camp Roundup – August 31st, 2022

For this installment of the HR Base Camp Roundup we're focusing our attention on a single question that comes up again and again in our HR Solution Center. Here's this week's abridged HR Q&A:     Do you have to pay employees for team meetings? I saw that...

HRA Intro Video
HRA Intro Video

  NEXT VIDEO >> HRAs, or Health Reimbursement Arrangements, are the newest and most convenient way for small business owners to provide tax-free health benefits to their employees without dealing with the hassle of a "one-size-fits-all" style group plan....

QSEHRA: A New Healthcare Reimbursement Option for Small Employers
QSEHRA: A New Healthcare Reimbursement Option for Small Employers

It may look like a word found in alphabet soup, but QSEHRAs—Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements—are a useful new option for small business owners and employers. A brand-new law is making it easier and more cost-effective to reimburse employees...

Preventing Employees From Clocking In Early Can Be Risky
Preventing Employees From Clocking In Early Can Be Risky

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...

5 Ways to Help Your Team Manage Inflation Without Breaking the Bank
5 Ways to Help Your Team Manage Inflation Without Breaking the Bank

Inflation is on everyone’s minds right now, and understandably so. Most Americans are aware that the purchasing power of a dollar is always decreasing to some degree, but rarely does the rise in the cost of living have such a powerful impact on our daily lives or...

Hiring Unpaid Interns This Summer? Here’s What You Should Know.
Hiring Unpaid Interns This Summer? Here’s What You Should Know.

For many owners and managers, the prospect of bringing on a student intern — especially an unpaid one — for help checking off a few long-delayed tasks seems like too good of an opportunity to miss. But, when bringing an intern or temporary employee in, it’s important...

Employee Wage Discussions with Ally Dagnino
Employee Wage Discussions with Ally Dagnino

Read The CEDR Wage Discussion Blog If you have any questions about anything in this video, don’t hesitate to reach out. CEDR members can reach us directly support@cedrsolutions.com If you are interested in learning about CEDR’s services, please schedule an appointment...

To Bonus, or not to Bonus?
To Bonus, or not to Bonus?

I was talking about staff raises with several colleagues the other day, and one of them mentioned an alternative approach that he uses in his practice.  Instead of giving his staff raises, he uses performance bonuses that are challenging yet still attainable. Do you...

The Riddle of Overtime: Hourly vs. Regular Rate of Pay
The Riddle of Overtime: Hourly vs. Regular Rate of Pay

Before we start: We promised to keep our blogs short and entertaining. This one is neither. I've never worked with an employer who doesn’t want to pay their employees properly.  But still, we find that many employers still do not understand the rules on hourly pay and...

“Winning in Overtime,” and Paying For It, Too
“Winning in Overtime,” and Paying For It, Too

Dear Mr. Edwards, I recently read your article “Winning in Overtime” in the August Issue of Dental Economics. I have been working in the Human Resources environment for over 15 years and have not ever heard of using a bonus and/or commission to calculate overtime for...

Illegal, Illegal, Legal: Your Options for Limiting Overtime
Illegal, Illegal, Legal: Your Options for Limiting Overtime

"When it comes to overtime, can we notify employees that if it's unauthorized, it won't be paid?" I typically see this issue manifest itself in two illegal ways: Agreements to forego overtime; and No pay for unapproved overtime. Problem 1: An agreement or policy...