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Dental Hygienists: Independent Contractor or Employee?

We want to make our dental practice clients aware that dental hygienists—whether full-time or part-time, permanent or temporary, or even if only working for one day—do not qualify as independent contractors under Federal or State law. Dental hygienists are almost always employees and should be paid as employees. We certainly understand that some dental practice […]

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Business Associate Agreements

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), a business associate agreement is a contract that ensures that business associates appropriately safeguard protected health information. It also serves to clarify and limit the permissible uses and disclosures of protected health information by the business associate, based on the relationship between the parties […]

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Understanding Your Commitment Letter, What Is Really Approved?

Purchasing or starting a dental practice will be one of the largest financial decisions of your professional career. It is important to work with a bank that understands the specific financial needs of the industry. Once you have decided on the bank(s) you want to work with, you will be asked to submit various financial […]

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A Healthy Dental Practice Needs a Smart Digital Plan

Since keeping your practice healthy in the long-term means not just quality care for your current patients, but continuing to bring in new ones, it is important to know the best place to find them and search engines are an increasingly popular hangout. Using a search engine to do everything from buying a book to […]

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Religious Discrimination and Accommodation in the Workplace

The attorneys at Nardone Limited regularly assist our clients with labor employment and human resource issues, including providing guidance on preventing and responding to discrimination and harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (“OCRC”). Our prior articles regarding: (i) How to establish and enforce harassment policies; […]

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Lessons to Learn from EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Brought Against Restaurants in 2015

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released details of the lawsuit it brought against Mayflower Seafood of Goldsboro, Inc. (“Mayflower”). In this case, it is EEOC’s position that Mayflower violated federal law by subjecting a female employee to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliating against her after she complained about the harassment […]

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EEOC Releases Details of Sexual Harassment Case and Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Settlements

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released the details of two lawsuit settlements on December 1, 2015 and December 2, 2015 respectively as follows: Sexual Harassment Case Settlement – EEOC brought a sexual harassment lawsuit against Suffolk Laundry Services, Inc. (“Suffolk”). In this suit, EEOC charged Suffolk’s manager with physically and verbally sexually […]

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) Holds Meeting to Combat Workplace Harassment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has formed a task force to study and develop solutions to combat workplace harassment. This task force is holding its third public meeting today, December 7, 2015 and will be hearing from two expert panels. The first panel of experts will discuss the wide range of bases of harassment. […]

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