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123s of Employment Policies for Your Business

Policies are to employees of a business what rules are to the players of a game. Employment policies act as a framework for how a business is managed and employees are expected to conduct themselves at work, and at the same time, these policies protect the business and reduce the risk of liability. For anyone […]

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Are CBD, Fish Oil, and Niacin now FDA “Felons”?

The regulatory status of CBD seems to change yearly, if not monthly. It’s enough to give the public whiplash. CBD, the non-psychoactive ingredient of marijuana or industrial hemp, supposedly treats everything under the sun now. Putting aside any claims of efficacy, what is its regulatory status?   The 2018 Farm Bill removed cannabis with extremely […]

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Alert: AB5 Codifies Big Changes in California’s Independent Contractor Classification

California governor Gavin Newsom’s recent signing of Assembly Bill No. 5 (“AB5”) could potentially reclassify millions of independent contractors as employees and dramatically reshape the future of workforces in California. This legislation, in particular, could have far reaching effects on the medical practice industry. What is AB5? AB5 codifies, clarifies, and grants exemptions to a […]

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123s of Business Assessments

We are all familiar with New Year’s resolutions. At the end of each year, we conduct a self-assessment and set goals for ourselves heading into the new year. Slowly (or in some cases the first day) we drift away from those goals only to rinse and repeat at the end of the year. Similarly, businesses […]

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Fake or Real: Medical Estheticians

Fake or Real: I am licensed as a medical esthetician. Fake! Estheticians must practice within the state-promulgated scope of practice and only use titles authorized by their license.   To determine their scope of practice, an esthetician should look to three places: (1) the state laws defining estheticians’ scopes of practice; (2) any rulings or […]

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123s of Medical Weight Loss Clinics

The obesity rate continues to grow, and with it, so too does the competitive world of weight loss centers. What makes medical weight loss clinics stand out in this crowded field is the ability to prescribe medication. Along with pharmacotherapy, these clinics offer other non-surgical solutions, ranging from menu and exercise planning to counseling, all […]

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