2018 Employee Manual Updates

The beginning of a new year marks a new wave of change, so start the new year off fresh by reviewing your employee manual. A lot can change over the course of a year between practice growth, technological innovation, and new labor law regulations.
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The Department of Labor Audit Selection

An audit is an in-depth review of an entity’s performance to analyze the administration of funds and to examine the status of projects in terms of intent and expectations. The U.S. Department of Labor regularly conducts audits in three specific areas:

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Top 5 Mistakes Made by Practice Startups

Excitement surrounds the establishment of a new practice, and unfortunately, many legal aspects involved in starting a new practice become ignored as ideas build. The list below depicts 5 of the most common mistakes that we see entrepreneurs and start-ups make:
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Social Media Policies

Technology’s rapid advancement allows people to share, spread, and gather information at faster rates than ever before. Millions of individuals residing around the globe update statuses, tweet, and post to social media profiles every day. The rising influence of social media and the instantaneous publication of information on social media platforms creates the need for businesses to protect themselves. Every business should have a social media policy in its employee manual for new staff to sign and return. 

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Social Media – An Occasional HR Nightmare

Social Media provides practices with a cost-free method of distributing information. Practices use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus to highlight their expertise and to develop clear brand personalities. In recent years, the importance of maintaining a positive online reputation has grown exponentially. Negative social media posts and commentary, especially from an employee, can produce devastating blows to a practice’s hard-earned positive online presence.

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Correctly Respond to a Cyber Attack

As technological advancements increase daily, our dependence on technology continues to positively correlate with this trend. Practices implement technology to streamline administrative tasks, gather patient data, organize and store patient health records, manage finances, and other tasks to maximize overall profitability.  Unfortunately, the recent influx in technology also positively correlates to an increasing concern: the growing number of cybercriminals.
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Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

Within the past few years, phishing emails have become increasingly difficult to detect. However, recognizing similar characteristics in phishing scams helps avoid becoming the victim. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions below, you may be looking at a potential phishing scam.

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Types of Phishing Scams

Phishing scams typically fall into one of these 5 categories:

1. Deceptive Phishing

Deceptive phishing occurs when scammers impersonate credible companies in order to steal personal information and login credentials. These emails typically create a sense of urgency for victims to rectify a problem with their accounts and prompts the unsuspecting to clink on an external link. These external links often look very similar to the login pages of the company that the scammer is mimicking. Victims then sign in to the scammer’s page, thus surrendering their login information.

2. Spear Phishing

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