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Legal Implications of Chiropractic "Groupons"

May 31, 2012 |

Introduction As Groupon and other “deal of the day” websites proliferate and simultaneously inundate our email inboxes, more and more businesses are utilizing these sites to market themselves.  Chiropractors are no exception. Each day, numerous chiropractors contract with Groupon and its competitors to sell certificates for adjustments, examinations, x-rays and massages. More often than not,…

2012 California Employment Law Update

February 2, 2012 |

AB 469 Effective January 1, 2012, employers must provide employees, at the time of hire, a notice stating the rate and basis of their wages. The notice must identify: (a) the rates of pay and whether the employee is paid by the hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, or otherwise, including rates for overtime,…

Leave Laws Every Chiropractor Should Know

November 22, 2010 |

Whenever we bring up employment laws and related lawsuits that arise, our chiropractic clients often have two responses: (1) “I am a small employer and those laws don’t apply to businesses my size,” and (2) “my employees would never sue me.”  Unfortunately, both theories are misguided.  Most employment laws do apply to small employers, and…

What is Your Chiropractic Practice Called?

November 22, 2010 | Comments Off on What is Your Chiropractic Practice Called?

Traditionally, the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners has restricted a chiropractor’s names for his or her corporation.  The Board has allowed a chiropractor to list the name or the last name of one or more of its present, prospective, or former shareholders, the word “Chiropractic” and one of the following: “Corporation”, “Corp”, “Incorporated”, “Inc.”, “Professional…

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