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Covid-19 Resources for Employers

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

We know you’ve been exposed to a great amount of information about the COVID-19 crisis and what it means for your practice. In order to better serve you, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you make sense of all the information available.   

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Posted on 03/25/2020 at 04:56 PM

5 Things to Consider When Selling a Dental Practice to a DSO

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

A dental support organization (DSO) can be a big help in taking some of the stress out of your day-to-day practice. These organizations will purchase your practice and then handle all of the non-clinical aspects of running the business for you. As you can imagine, selling to a DSO involves giving up a large amount of control. In this post, we'll take a look at what you will be getting and what you will be giving up should you choose to sell your practice to a DSO.

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Posted on 03/18/2020 at 10:00 AM

A Timely Response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Concerns

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

While businesses may not need to begin stockpiling toilet paper, a measured response to the spread of COVID-19 should not be delayed by the savvy business owner. The growing risk of the pandemic COVID-19 (as described on March 11, 2020 by the director of the World Health Organization) virus has an undeniable effect on businesses in or near affected areas. It is advisable to be prepared, issuing company-wide advice on healthy best practices, backed by advice from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). It may also become prudent to plan for employee absences, or the possibility of government-mandated isolation.

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Posted on 03/13/2020 at 11:12 AM

Reasons to Hire a Dental Attorney

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Although there is a common misconception that attorneys are only needed for drafting complex legal documents and litigating disputes, the reality is that the insight and guidance of an experienced attorney can be more important to your dental practice than you think. The right legal advice can lay a solid foundation for every aspect of your practice's success, from keeping your employees happy to increasing your overall profitability.

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Posted on 03/11/2020 at 10:42 AM

Case Study: Hospital Changed Shift Requirements Affecting Worker on FMLA Leave

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

In Quigley v. Meritus Health, Inc., a court held that a hospital’s decision to change shift requirements which affected a worker on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave did not constitute unlawful interference. In this case, an ultrasound technician who was on FMLA leave was the hospital’s only technician who had a set schedule, working 8 hours per day Wednesday through Sunday. The hospital implemented a requirement that all ultrasound techs work rotating schedules so as to have an ultrasound technician available to patients 24 hours per day. This regulation affected the employee on leave more than any other worker as the employee was the only ultrasound tech on a set schedule at the time that the change went into effect....

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Posted on 03/05/2020 at 09:59 AM

6 Things to Consider When Terminating an Associate

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Terminating an associate is never easy, nor is it something to consider lightly. If you're thinking about terminating an associate at your dental practice, not only do you want to be sure that you protect yourself and your practice, but that you take the right steps to remain a reasonable employer. Make sure you keep these key things in mind. 

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Posted on 02/26/2020 at 10:46 AM

The Importance of Annual Meeting Minutes for Dental Corporations and LLCs

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Like most dental practices, the benefits of operating as a corporation stand out clearly, with tax savings and liability protection as two of the many reasons dentists form those entities. Even though most practitioners working as a corporation are also appointed president, they consider themselves dentists not presidents of a corporation. Nonetheless, as any qualified and experienced dental attorney would tell you, it is crucial that the practice function as any other normal corporation would and abide by the rules and regulations as they apply to such entities.

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Posted on 02/12/2020 at 10:11 AM

How to Ensure the Partnership You Want Becomes the Partnership You Need

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Entering into a business partnership is a weighty decision that should not be taken lightly, nor executed without guidance for your protection. Much like choosing roommates, it can be risky to mix friendships or even family with a business arrangement – particularly if you don’t have the benefit of a knowledgeable professional to help you navigate the partnership agreement.

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Posted on 02/05/2020 at 10:51 AM

California Employment Law Update: How to Get Your Office HR Compliant for 2020

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

Human resource compliance can be challenging. The requirements continue to get more complex every year as they are updated to address current issues regarding labor and employment.

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Posted on 01/29/2020 at 10:40 AM

Due Diligence When Purchasing a Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian, Esq.

When purchasing a dental practice, due diligence is the process of evaluating the significant items related to the practice. This means conducting a deep investigation into the financial, legal, and operational aspects of the practice so that there will be no undesirable surprises should the potential purchaser decide to buy.

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Posted on 01/22/2020 at 11:03 AM

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