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The convergence of Uber-like technology, the ongoing staffing shortages in dentistry, as well as enterprising companies, are bringing the emergence of app-based temp services for dental assistants and hygienists, and even front-office and associates. Unlike traditional temp agencies typically operating in one city or defined geographic...

Vermont: Family and Medical Leave Insurance Plan Announced The new program will be called the Vermont Family and Medical Leave Insurance Plan (VT-FMLI) and is scheduled to roll out for state workers before being available in the private sector. Private employers may voluntarily participate starting in...

We have a problem with employees discussing their wages with each other. We would prefer they keep this confidential, and we’ve even informed them that disclosure of this information can result in termination. What else can we do to prevent these discussions from happening?...

Illinois: Effective January 1, 2024, employers will be required to provide paid leave to employees On January 10, 2023, the Illinois legislature passed the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLFAWA). Once in effect, the PLFAWA will provide nearly all Illinois workers with up to...

We need a Receptionist for just one day a week at our new, second location. My friend has one I can “borrow.” Can I do that and just pay my friend?...

Effective January 17, 2023, OSHA increased its minimum and maximum penalties for workplace safety and health violations by 7.7 percent. Going forward, a “serious violation can cost up to $15,625.00, and a “willful” or “repeat” violation can cost up to $156,259.00....

New York Enacts Law on Worker-Rights Poster Requirements - Late in 2022, Gov. Hochul signed Bill A7595/S6805 into law, which went into effect immediately and imposes new requirements for posting worker-rights posters in the digital age....