Below is a statement from the DCDS President, Dr. Brad Crump, that provides COVID-19 related information that you may need to make informed decisions regarding your offices.
Dear Dallas County Dental Society Members,
Below you will find important COVID-19 related information regarding staffing, employment issues and practice management. Your society is actively garnering information that you can use to navigate through this stressful time and will distribute the information as it is procured. Please continue to check your emails and Dallas County Dental Society social media accounts for other updates as well. Please stay safe and take care.
Brad Crump DDS, MS
Dallas County Dental Society President
- This site provides a general Q&A that answers dental practice management HR questions such as: Do we have to pay employees if my practice has to close and/or reduce hours? If we close the business temporarily, can employees file for unemployment insurance? How does health insurance work if we close the business temporarily?
- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state-wide disaster and has instructed the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to waive the waiting week for Unemployment Benefits. This TWC webpage can be forwarded to exiting employees to guide them in filing for disaster unemployment assistance.
- The COVID-19 federal stimulus package that includes paid sick leave and paid family leave has not yet been finalized but DCDS will send that information to you as soon as we see it. The ADA has been in constant communication with Capitol Hill committees and offices regarding this legislation and is working with a large coalition of other small business organizations to make additional changes.
- Managing cash flow will be essential to get your practices through this COVID-19 threat. Click here for some ideas to maintain or increase your cash flow should you need it:
Note that this guidance is not a substitute for legal advice, and we recommend that you seek appropriate legal counsel for answers to more specific questions.