How to save your dentist salary
Fayetteville, N.C. — The annual salary of a dentist is set by a contract that expires on Dec. 31 and could rise significantly if state health regulators approve the extension of a temporary health care law.
The extension of the health care reform law, which took effect in March, has been a sticking point for dentists and their employers, who want to avoid the increase in the state minimum wage that would follow if the law is implemented.
The state Legislature has said it will consider extending the state’s minimum wage by three weeks for three months, though that is unlikely to happen this year, said Paul Crampton, a University of North Carolina law professor.
The federal government, meanwhile, has said that the state is entitled to increase its minimum wage as soon as the law takes effect.
“We don’t want to do this on the spur of the moment,” said Sen. John Keats, R-Cumberland.
“The state has the option to go forward with an increase, and it should.”
Dentists in Fayetteland have had to decide whether to accept raises to maintain their income, said Sarah Smith, who works for a dental practice in Fenton, N, and said she would consider it if she was asked.
The dental union in Fentsville, which represents dentists, said it has not decided whether it will support the extension.
“This is an extremely difficult time for the dental profession,” said the union’s president, Richard Moseley.
“Our members are feeling the effects of the ACA, and this is just one more blow to their livelihood.
We are asking them to be patient and support our members in the effort to keep the dentists job.”
Dentistry is the second-largest industry in the U.S., and the fourth-largest in the nation.
It employs nearly 10,000 people.
But with the state and federal governments trying to strike a balance between supporting an economy that is thriving, and keeping workers safe, the dentist industry has been fighting for years to keep its jobs.
In addition to the state increase, there is also the possibility that the Legislature could approve a new state law that would extend the minimum wage.
“I don’t think there’s any way around this,” said John Schumacher, a Fayette, N., attorney who represents dentist workers.
“It will be a matter of time before there’s a state law.
And the state law will take effect three weeks after the extension takes effect.”
The health care reforms took effect July 1, meaning most dentists will be working on December 31, at least for the time being.
However, the health law also lets employers take up to four weeks off from their regular schedules to offer paid leave to employees.
Dentists and other employers have been trying to get the law extended to cover a broader swath of employees, which is why the state has agreed to extend the extension by two weeks.
The law also requires health insurers to provide health care coverage for up to 40,000 uninsured workers.
The legislature also has the authority to raise the state wage by five cents per hour.
The health and safety law also allows employers to negotiate for lower health care costs, which could lead to lower rates.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was signed into law in 1997, and allowed employers to exchange health care benefits for money at the state level.
That law was extended by Congress in 2008, and is now set to expire on Dec and Jan. 31.
Health insurance companies are not required to offer health insurance, but some employers have tried to get around the law by offering health insurance through a health savings account, or HSA.
Some insurers, such as Humana, have been offering HSA-like plans.
However , the health savings accounts are limited to small businesses and not employers with more than 200 workers.
Some states, including Florida, have also passed laws allowing employers to offer a similar type of health insurance.
The National Federation of Independent Business, which advocates for the industry, is worried that the federal government may try to use the extension to increase the state-mandated minimum wage, which currently is set at $9.60 per hour for all workers.
This is the same level that the American Dental Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers have called for, and they want the federal Government to do more to support the working poor.
“A $2.10 minimum wage is a living wage for the working class,” said Bill McKibben, a member of the NFBI board of directors.
“That is what we have been fighting hard for for years.
We need to do it right now.
If the state extension goes through, it’s a slap in the face to workers.”