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Human Resources

I-9 form

Check These NEW I-9 Form Changes Before the Nov. 1 Deadline

The updated I-9 form is already out, but many practices aren’t using it yet. The catch? You must start using this form effective Nov. 1, 2023, since the previous version expires on Oct. 31. To prepare for the switchover and ensure you’re ready to begin using the new I-9 form, take a look at these […]
Marijuana in the workplace

6 Ways to Protect a Practice From Marijuana Impairment Errors

If your practice is in an area where marijuana is legal, you may think you should just look the other way when staff members are using marijuana in the workplace. But if you adopt this philosophy, you could be setting yourself up for massive liability issues. Why? One federal study found that employees who test […]
Employee handbook

Update Your Employee Handbook, Comply With New NLRB Rule

If your medical practice’s employee handbook was written more than a month ago, it’s probably time to update it. Why? Because the latest National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling has turned the employee handbook rules upside-down, requiring you to use new language if you want to stay on the right side of the law. Get […]
Summary plan description

Steer Clear of ERISA Violations With a Summary Plan Description

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) governs how your practice must communicate to your employees about such topics as your health insurance plan and your retirement benefits. If your practice doesn’t abide by the law, you could face massive civil and criminal penalties, so it’s essential to stay on top of the requirements. One […]
Employee retention

7 Ways to Retain Your Best Medical Practice Team Members

When it comes to working hard to retain great staff members, medical practices are no different from other workplaces. You want to keep your best team members happy and satisfied so they stay with you for the long term. After all, hiring is time-consuming and expensive, and patients don’t take well to seeing new faces […]
Remote employee taxes

3 Tax Withholding Considerations for Your Remote Employees

Whether your practice has one remote worker or 20, you can’t afford to make legal mistakes when it comes to the employment and tax rules. As many staffers have shifted to remote work during the pandemic, you’ve had to learn about purchasing at-home office equipment, ensuring you meet HIPAA regulations for remote staff, and much […]
emotional intelligence

Retain Employees by Evaluating Emotional Intelligence Early on

When you’re interviewing new team members for your medical practice, you’re looking for someone with experience, a positive outlook, a personality that fits with your other staff members, and a background of punctuality, among other traits. But you should also be reviewing the person’s emotional intelligence. This refers to someone’s ability to notice, evaluate, and […]
Rejecting accommodations

Stop ADA Lawsuit for Rejected Reasonable Accommodations

When one of your employees has a documented disability, your practice is required to make reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that individual can continue their job. While the process of finding a workable solution typically goes pretty smoothly, there may come a time when an employee rejects an accommodation you’ve […]
Remote worker

Protect Against Costly Remote Employee Workers’ Comp Claims

Remote work is here to stay, in some capacity, for the long term. But with this change comes new challenges for your practice. One of which is the potential for a remote worker to file a workers’ compensation claim if they’re hurt at home. Yes, that really can happen. Your practice CAN be held liable […]
Employee evaluation

Objective Staff Evaluations Boost Performance, Reduce Turnover

Employee evaluations are not meant to be punitive, although they can feel that way sometimes. All too often, employee evaluations can become a dumping ground of everything a staff member has done wrong over the last year; but it shouldn’t be this way. Providing feedback to employees regarding their performance is essential to their continued […]