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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #4 Creating the Perception of Retaliation

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg Many laws exist for the purpose of protecting employees in the work environment. If an employer is conducting his/her business in such a way that violates or is perceived to violate any of these … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #5 Failure to Consider Disparate Impact in a Layoff

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Many dentists believe that a layoff does not carry the same legal risks as discharging an employee. This is false perception. In either situation, the employer is taking the action against the employee and making individual decisions about who stays … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #6 Failure to Pay Overtime to Non-Exempt Employees

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg We find dentists falling prey to the myth that “if I pay someone a salary, then I don’t have to pay them overtime.” This couldn’t be more false. The method of compensation has no … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #7 Failure to Follow Harassment and Discrimination Policies

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg The fastest growing claims against employers fall in the category of harassment and discrimination. Employers have significant responsibility when it comes to addressing harassment situations in the workplace, and, when it comes to discrimination, … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #8 Failure to Manage Conflict Before Litigation

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  By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg The typical reaction when issues arise is to ignore them and hope they will go away. This solution will likely exacerbate the conflict and prompt the employees to take the problem into their … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #9 Failure to Consider ADA or FMLA

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg Of all the laws that have been enacted to protect employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) have made the most impact with employers. These acts apply … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #10 Failure to Follow Employment Policies and Procedures

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg How can you prevent a lawsuit in your practice? We discussed the disturbing statistics for employment lawsuits in our last post. Now we’ll be discussing how you can avoid the most common 10 human … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Lawsuits in Your Dental Practice

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg “Surprise! One of your former employees has filed a wrongful termination claim against you.” This is something no employer ever wants to have to deal with during the course of his/her career. After all, … Continue reading

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Why Complimenting Your Team Matters

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category HR, Team Harmony

Recently I was reading a collection of responses from dental assistants who had been asked to share the best and worst things a dentist had ever said to them. The list of best things is wonderful to read, filled with … Continue reading

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One Dental Team, One Voice

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category HR, Team Harmony

Recently I was speaking to a dentist whose hygienist had challenged his diagnosis of a patient behind his back to another team member. The dentist was angry and hurt to discover his team was questioning the way he practiced dentistry. … Continue reading

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