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Proper Practice Documentation

What’s the likelihood you’ll be sued, or have an employee or HR-related complaint issued against your practice? Unfortunately, it may be higher than you think. With related lawsuits increasing at an alarming rate, having correct HR and personnel management procedures is more important than ever. A vital first step in lowering your risk is proper […]

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A Quick Tip on Suspensions and Discharges

Properly determining the point at which  suspension or dismissal of an employees is appropriate can be tricky. A lack of knowledge and proper training in this area can cause major problems, as seen by the significant rise in employee related litigation.  It’s really a last resort with an employee, and an opportunity for them to […]

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Employee Theft: Minimizing Risk

Did you know that seven percent of annual revenue is lost to employee theft and fraud?[1] Although most dental offices have a small number of staff, and fraud and theft are more easily hidden in a large group, one of the main findings of the study indicated that the majority of fraud cases occurred in […]

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Hiring a New Employee: What Not to Ask

Employers and those interviewing job candidates must know the laws associated with what you may or may not ask when screening prospective employees. Unfamiliarity with these areas can open the door to all kinds of problems. As an employer, and per Federal Equal Opportunity Law, you may ask an applicant about anything that directly relates […]

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Family Members: To Hire, or Not to Hire

Working with a family member can be enjoyable and fulfilling. You know them well, and more than likely you are aware of his or her strengths and weaknesses. And, if you are even considering hiring this person, the trust factor is already higher. Let’s be honest, hiring a spouse or another close family member can […]

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Bill O’Reilly and Your Practice

It would be fair to say that the vast majority of us couldn’t help seeing the news about Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News (Source: Fox News, click here). Whether you are a supporter of O’Reilly’s or not, there’s an important HR message. Here we have a long-time, and highly successful, employee accused of doing […]

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