Dental Law - What You Need To Know
Dental Law - What You Need To Know
A summary of what every dental practice owner should know and implement in the day to day operations of their practice.

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DSOs Beware -- Here Comes the Government
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has continued its crackdown on DSO non-compliance. DSOs should be wary of continued scrutiny regarding DSO structures along with the heightened suspicion of fraud and abuse in the dental industry. Recently, Congress has expressed concerns regarding DSOs,...  Read More
Overview of Potential Employer Violations (Dental Law Radio, Episode 8)
Host Stuart Oberman discusses potential employee violations you might be violating without knowing. Many employers fail to include cell phone and social media use policies in their employee manuals, along with many other things. Mr. Oberman covers the basic questions employers may have, and covers...  Read More
Employers React to Workers Who Refuse a COVID-19 Vaccination
As COVID-19 vaccines become readily available, many employers are still wondering if they can require employees to get vaccinated, and what they can do if an employee refuses to get vaccinated. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has produced some guidance in this area. Employers may...  Read More
DSOs and Governmental Investigations (Dental Law Radio, Episode 7)
DSOs are coming under serious federal government scrutiny, in part because some have developed a reputation of being non-compliant. Stuart Oberman offers eight compliance-related matters you must get right to scale your DSO successfully and without regulatory setbacks.  Read More
Acquisition and Associate Contracts
Stuart Oberman joins Eric Morin on the Dental Wealth Podcast to discuss the fundamentals of acquisition and how to navigate associate contracts for ultimate scalability.   Read More
How to Avoid HR Problems (Dental Law Radio, Episode 6)
Covid-19 has changed many things for dental practice owners, including altering HR practices and procedures. The issues, regulations, and consequences of non-compliance are more complicated now than ever. Host, Stuart Oberman reviews the "must have" process needed to avoid HR problems.  Read More
Should My Staff Be Independent Contractors? (Dental Law Radio, Episode 5)
  On this episode of Dental Law Radio, host Stuart Oberman discusses the question of whether to classify workers as independent contractors or not. The US Department of Labor released new guidelines that clarify standards of classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, and the dos...  Read More
How to Mitigate the Risk of Lawsuits (Dental Law Radio, Episode 4)
Host Stuart Oberman covers the basic internal procedures necessary to mitigate the risk of lawsuits in a dental practice.  It starts with a carefully drafted employee handbook (and no, not the years-old version collecting dust which you haven't looked at in years.)   Read More
Whistleblower Employees (Dental Law Radio, Episode 3)
  On this edition of Dental Law Radio, Stuart Oberman discussed problem employees who file complaints with OSHA and HIPAA, the preemptive actions a practice owner should take, how to handle the situation once a complaint has been filed, and much more.   Read More
COVID-19 and OSHA Compliance (Dental Law Radio, Episode 2)
On this episode of Dental Law Radio, host Stuart Oberman discusses current issues in OSHA compliance resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks of non-compliance for dental practice owners, and much more.   Read More
Teledentistry (Dental Law Radio, Episode 1)
On the premier episode of Dental Law Radio, host Stuart Oberman surveyed various modalities of teledentistry, regulatory issues, the risks of “store and forward” or asynchronous teledentistry, and much more.   Read More
EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Testing
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  clarifying how/when employers can screen workers for COVID-19 without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if they follow guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other authorities.   'Business...  Read More
Know Your Rights: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Workplace
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the work environment for millions of employers and employees. As practices continue to operate, many employers are implementing mandatory vaccination programs. Mandated vaccination requirements cannot run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),...  Read More
Addressing PPP loans in ownership transitions
By the end of June 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration had approved nearly 4.9 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Some of the practice owners who applied for those loans are in the process of a “change in ownership”.   Estate tax exemptions are high, interest rates are low,...  Read More
Take These 5 Steps When an Employee Gets COVID-19
As the on-set of COVID-19 continues, as an employer, how are you going to handle your internal procedures if you learn that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Employers should act immediately to ensure the safety of the employee's co-workers and comply with all applicable laws. Based...  Read More
Selling a Practice
Selling a practice is emotional, complex and often time consuming. Below is a basic overview of the transition process.   Valuation of the practice A practice should be sold at fair market value (FMV). Many times, a practice is placed on the market for sale, and the owner is not absolutely certain...  Read More
Workplace Laws You May be Violating
As an employer, are you violating the law? Listed below are eight (8) of the most commons ways that employers violate the law, either knowingly or unknowingly.   - Using prohibited questions on job interviews. - Refusing employees to discuss their salary with co-workers. - Failing to pay overtime....  Read More
Your 401(k) limits may be much higher than you think
If you participate in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, you may be able to contribute up to $19,500 to your retirement in 2021. But did you know that some plans may allow you to contribute up to $38,500 or more?   If you are looking for increased savings options, find out if your existing plan...  Read More
Dental Webinar - Friday, January 22, 2021
Oberman Law Firm will host a LIVE dental webinar for the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry (GAGD) on Friday, January 22, 2021, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Register today to hear from expert panelists from Oberman Law Firm, UBS Financial Services, and Aprio for live advice on the economic,...  Read More
Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act
?Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act On January 6, 2021, the Department of Labor (Department) announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The effective date of the final rule is...  Read More
HR Practice Management Checklist
HR Practice Management Checklist As we move into 2021, below is an employer checklist for hiring new employees and an HR checklist. New Employee Checklist ____ Application for Employment ____ Substance Abuse Policy and Procedure Manual ____ Notification and Authorization Form for Employment...  Read More
Small business sued over ADA website compliance
Around 60 small businesses in Colorado have been sued by an out-of-state law firm over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.   The businesses claim that the New Jersey-based law firm is targeting small-to-medium-sized businesses. The lawsuits claim that the businesses have...  Read More
COVID-19 Vaccinations - Employer Mandates
As COVID-19 vaccines become available, many employers are now asking if they can require employees to get vaccinated, and what they can do if an employee refuses to get vaccinated. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prepared guidance on December 16, 2020. Employers may encourage...  Read More
Dental Webinar Today - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Dental Webinar:    Preparing Your Practice for 2021 Presented by:       Oberman Law Firm Date:                     Friday, December 18, 2020   Time:                    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST Legal Update -  2021 Internal Review -  COVID-19 Employer Mitigation -  2021 Employment Law (Must Know) ...  Read More
Security concerns with working remote
Security Concerns with Working Remote A recent Twitter hack affected the accounts of several celebrity figures, including Kanye West, and highlighted the need for businesses of all types and sizes to stay vigilant about cybersecurity as more workers and vendors work remotely. When...  Read More
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