What do you need to know about Employee Dental benefits?

What do you need to know about Employee Dental benefits?

The more you know about dental benefits, the better equipped you will be to ask the appropriate questions. The American Dental Association can be a resource in helping you support your employee’s oral health through a dental benefit plan.

Can a employer ask an employee to give evidence?

Employers can ask employees to provide evidence for as little as 1 day or less off work. An employee who doesn’t give their employer evidence when asked may not be entitled to be paid for their sick or carer’s leave.

Can a employer ask for a medical certificate?

It will depend on each individual circumstance. An employer can ask for evidence from an employee to confirm that they were unfit for work. This can help decide if an employee should be paid sick leave or be paid a different type of leave or entitlement. Medical certificates or statutory declarations are examples of acceptable forms of evidence.

Can a dental plan restrict the choice of a dentist?

Plans that restrict patients’ choice of dentists (e.g., an exclusive provider organization or EPO) should not be the only plans offered to subscribers.

What should an employer not do if an employee is sick?

Employers should not implement or keep in place any bonus or incentive payments for work attendance that could encourage employees to work while sick or, alternately, any disciplinary programs that penalize employees for taking time off.

What happens if an employee files a complaint against an employer?

Employers can get in hot water for failing to withhold payroll taxes, and they could also be on the hook for other penalties if the employee files a complaint saying they weren’t properly compensated. Hiring independent contractors instead of employees is one way businesses can keep costs down.

What are the federal laws that protect employees?

Federal employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), also protect employees from discrimination and harassment. Guidance regarding the ADA and the COVID-19 pandemic issued by the EEOC is available here.

What happens if you threaten an employer in the workplace?

Threats of violence, harassing behavior and maliciously false statements could be grounds for discipline or dismissal from a job. Allowing a Hostile Workplace An employer has an obligation to ensure its workplace is a safe environment and that worker complaints are handled in an appropriate manner.