December 2011  

Key Wage and Hour Concerns for 2012 and Beyond


In our October newsletter, we polled our readers regarding 'To Pay or Not to Pay' and posted the survey results last month.  This month, we thought it appropriate to review why wage and hour issues matter and how you can protect your practices.  This article will focus on four big picture issues where there are the most common mistakes that can be avoided.    


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Practice Entity - Which Organization is Best for You and Why it Matters

Choosing the correct structure for your veterinary practice is an important decision with consequences reaching far into the future.  Selecting your practice structure is definitely not a 'do it yourself' project.  Substantial tax, legal and accounting expertise is required.  Veterinarians nevertheless need to stay active in the process to ensure the experts' narrow technical proposals get folded into a coherent plan that reflects your needs and goals.     





ALERT: NJ Practices - Are You In Compliance With This New Law Change?


Starting November 7, 2011 all NJ employers are required to post in a conspicuous place in each of the employer's workplaces, a form notification relating to its obligations to maintain and report records regarding wages, benefits, taxes and other contributions and assessments under New Jersey's wage, benefit and tax laws.


Employers must also distribute the notification to all current employees by December 7, 2011.  For all employees hired after November 7, 2011 they must receive a copy of the notification upon hire.


Click here for a copy of the notification.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this law change, please do not hesitate to contact us at (908) 782-4426 and we would be happy to consult with you on the topic.

Marketing Tip - Find Your Client Base Radius 


When marketing in the veterinary industry it is important to define your client base range.  One of the easiest ways to do that is by looking at your client list and determining the towns or zipcodes the bulk of your clients reside in. 


Once you have this information, you can plot the points on a map and find the 5 mile air radius to see where would be the most effective markets to reach.


Here is an easy free mapping tool to assist you in this process: Map Tool 

VBA Is On The Move! 


Ever wonder what Dr. Lacroix or Ms. Bell look like in person?  Here is your chance to come meet them at one of the upcoming veterinary conferences.  They would love the opportunity to meet some of our current clients, or even consult with you in person while we are in the area.  


Click here to see where VBA will be in the upcoming months!


If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our consultants while they are participating in an upcoming conference, email us and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Please note that due to the advanced planning of these events we strongly recommend scheduling as soon as possible to ensure the consultants availability.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Veterinary Business Advisors
Countryside Plaza North
Bldg E, Ste. 1403
361 Route 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone (908) 782-4426
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