After hiring a new employee, it is crucial to follow a set of onboarding processes that involve an offer letter, a well written-employee manual, consent forms, and much more. In this Dental Law Radio episode, host Stuart J. Oberman discusses how missing steps and inadequate documents can lead to costly problems down the road.
In a few years, Eric Morin argues, few dental practices will have less than $1 million in revenues. In this era of consolidation, what enables a practice to acquire other practices and scale effectively? In this conversation with host Stuart Oberman, Eric argues that the answer gets down to great employees, and he discusses the management and leadership fundamentals needed to attract those people.
The hot question for dental practices seeking to hire is whether they can ask candidates about their vaccination status. The issue goes deeper than just a simple yes or no. As Stuart Oberman explains in this episode, he finds that HR is the biggest nightmare for dental practices, and that sloppy employer practices and documentation produce sweeping violations which go well beyond just one question in an interview.
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, so do the questions about handling Covid-19 policies for employees in your dental practice. Stuart Oberman discusses mandatory and non-mandatory vaccination policies, and how to handle requests for accommodations. Many people are turning to Google for Covid-19 manuals, however, it is best to seek legal help before taking any steps.
There is a lot to think about when diving into Covid-19 mandates within your practice. Host of Dental Law Radio, Stuart Oberman, discusses the ins and outs of requiring all employees to be vaccinated, how to handle employee resistance, and how to make sure you are staying within federal and state guidelines.
Within the next few years, it’s likely that 60% to 70% of all dental practices will be owned by a DSO. That’s what some industry observers are predicting, and if that’s the case, says host Stuart Oberman, you’d better understand the elements of what’s involved in an acquisition. From the letter of intent to the closing, Stuart covers the key highlights in this episode.
Many people think that ADA guidelines only apply once an employee has been hired. However, there have been instances where employers violate ADA requirements during the interview process. It is important for employers to be aware of these guidelines and make sure they are following them before, during, and after the hiring process. In this Dental Law Radio episode, Stuart Oberman also covers a growing trend; interviewees secretly recording their interviews. You don’t want to miss this episode!
A written anti-harassment procedure can you help tremendously in the event that you ever receive a letter from the EEOC or from an attorney representing an ex-employee alleging sexual harassment. Stuart Oberman explains why it is important to have a written anti-harassment complaint procedure, and what might happen if you do not have one drawn out.
In the last few months, there has been a significant government crackdown on Medicaid fraud. Although your practice may not have engaged in any malicious activity, an audit can uncover poor recordkeeping which can turn into an expensive and painful experience. Stuart Oberman discusses the problem and offers some solutions in the event you are ever audited.
Practice owners work hard to create a great patient experience, however, negative online patient reviews can still happen. On this episode of Dental Law Radio, Stuart Oberman weighs in on how practice owners should respond if and when this happens.