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    Dentists Must Post Sick Leave Law Poster

    The effective date for employers to begin providing mandatory sick leave to all employees is July 1, 2015, or on the first day of employment for new employees – whichever is later.

    However, the required poster must be displayed for employees by January 1, 2015.

    ◾The law applies to all employers, regardless of staff size.
    ◾All exempt and nonexempt part-time, full-time and temporary employees who have worked in California for 30 or more days are eligible.
    ◾Part-time and temporary employees who work more than 30 days per year are eligible.
    ◾The employer can limit an employee from accruing or using the leave for the first 90 days of employment.
    ◾The employer can limit employees to using no more than three days a year (24 hours).
    ◾An employer who chooses to provide leave on an accrual basis, no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked, can limit the amount of paid sick leave to 24 hours/three days each year and can cap the total accrual banked by an employee to 48 hours/six days. Keep in mind that both regular and overtime hours are counted toward the employees accrual rate.
    ◾If the employer already has a policy in place that provides for paid sick leave equal to or greater than the state requirement, there is no requirement to provide additional paid sick days. CDA recommends adding additional language to a practice’s employee manual that indicates that the policy adheres to the state requirements.
    ◾The employer must provide the employee with a written notice indicating the amount of sick time available to the employee at each pay period. Records of an employee’s hours should be kept for a minimum of three years.
    ◾If an employee should leave the practice, sick leave does not need to be paid out unless the employer’s policy combines the sick leave and vacation into a paid time off (PTO) policy.
    ◾Noncompliance can result in fines and state penalties.
    The labor commissioner has also released a new Wage and Employment Notice 2810.5 (required since 2012) containing the information related to the right to accrue and use paid sick leave. The notice can be found at:

    2015 CDT Dental Procedure Codes Now Available

    The CDT 2015: Dental Procedure Codes are now available to order from the ADA. Code changes include 15 new and 52 revised codes.

    CDT 2015 is also available as an app so you can have the codes whenever you need them.


    1. Infection Control/CDPA

      Jan 13, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
      Irvine, CA, United States
    2. BLS for the Health Care Provider

      Jan 21, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PT)
      Orange, CA, United States
    3. Enhancing Restorative Dentistry with Oral Plastic Surgery

      Feb 10, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
      Irvine, CA, United States
    4. Harbor Dental Society Presents -- Anterior Esthetic Techniques & Materials

      Feb 12, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
      Lakewood, CA, United States
    5. Get Going with Quickbooks 2014 -- 2 day course

      Feb 19 - 20
      Anaheim, CA, United States
    6. Endodontics Between Biology & Technology

      Mar 10, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
      Irvine, CA, United States
    7. Harbor Dental Society Presents -- Esthetic Analysis, Design & Planning: You have to see it to Treat

      Mar 12, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
      Lakewoo, CA, United States
    8. What Exactly is Irreversible Pulpitis?

      Sep 8, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    9. BLS for the Health Care Provider

      Sep 16, 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PT)
      Orange, CA, United States
    10. Restorative Materials Update 2015

      Oct 16, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PT)
      Costa Mesa, CA, United States



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