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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…

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5 HR Basics All Employers Should Remember

March 27, 2019

5 HR Basics That Every Employer Needs to Know Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a handful of HR truths you needed to worry about and, once you’d mastered them, you’d earn your black belt as a manager? OK, enough daydreaming, and we won’t lie to you. There are dozens of HR points…

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Religious Accommodations for Biometric Security: The Mark of the Beast

March 12, 2019

Biometric Time Clocks and Religious Accommodations: What You Need to Know Picture this: you’ve just purchased a flashy new biometric time clock and you and your staff couldn’t be happier. It’s 2019 – technology is here to make our lives easier. No more old-fashioned punch cards! No more extra passwords to remember when logging in…

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Letting an Employee Go Before The Last Day of Their Resignation

March 1, 2019

You Asked, We Answered: Can I Let an Employee Go Before the Last Day Given in Their Resignation Notice? Question: I had an employee give 4-weeks notice that she was leaving. Through online advertising and word of mouth, we found a wonderful new employee almost immediately. The new candidate was available to start work right…

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Budgeting Payroll Costs & Strategies for Payroll Reduction

February 21, 2019

You Asked, We Answered: Calculating Payroll Budget & Strategies for Payroll Reduction Question: Our practice is working on a new budget. We want to reduce payroll costs to 23 percent of collections. I’m not sure where to start! What should I be factoring in as a “payroll cost” (continuing education, uniforms)? And what are the…

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Love Is in the Air: How to Deal with Employees Dating in the Office

February 14, 2019

Love Is in the Air: How to Deal with Employees Dating in the Office Employers who worry about the repercussions of employees dating or forming romantic relationships should consider protecting themselves with a “Love Contract” — an agreement signed by both parties stating that their relationship is consensual. Such an agreement can help protect employers…

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A Special HR-Themed Festivus Airing Of Grievances

December 19, 2018

A Special HR-Themed Festivus Airing Of Grievances Wouldn’t it be funny if you found an employee watching holiday movies in their office? No, of course that wouldn’t be funny! But it does happen. Here at CEDR, we sometimes need to take a break from being the HR Grinch and appreciate the humor. Enjoy this lighthearted,…