Be a flexible but firm employer – Tips for handling staff time off
Abstract: Some medical practices take a fairly casual approach to handling staff time off, while others have more formal policies. Whatever a practice’s current method, it’s not a bad idea for the physicians to occasionally review and reconsider what would be the most effective and efficient approach and make changes accordingly. This article suggests several possible methods for tracking staff time off, including using a paid time-off bank and making sure the policy is consistent across the board. The article notes that these types of policies are subject to state and federal regulations, including the Family and Medical Leave Act. A sidebar adds some pointers for solo practitioners.