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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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When do you have to pay employees for breaks?

June 3, 2019

Paid vs. Unpaid Breaks: The 20-Minute Rule We know employers across the country are confused about breaks. Maybe an employee has told you that you are required to provide more breaks, or you’ve heard about complicated break laws in the news and are worried one may apply to you. You want to know if you…

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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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Eliminating Implicit Bias In Employment Decisions

April 22, 2019

Implicit Bias: Keeping Personal Assumptions out of Important Employment Decisions. Implicit Bias is a hot topic these days, and one that could easily creep into the fabric of your company culture, whether you are aware of it or not (and probably not, hence the descriptor “implicit”). Most of us are aware of the many benefits…

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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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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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We’re giving you the keys to the vault!

December 7, 2016

We’re giving you the keys to the vault! Just in time for the holidays, we want to let you in on an awesome new tool for practice owners and managers, designed to make your HR life easy-peasy. And it is included in every CEDR membership. May we present, the HR Vault™. Many of you are…