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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

Physical Therapists and Imaging

This article will explore the use of imaging by California physical therapists. With the passing of AB 1000 allowing “direct access” to California physical therapists in 2014, and technological advances in all types of imaging, physical therapy and imaging seem to be a match made in heaven. In fact, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical […]

July 18, 2018

What is Locum tenens practice?

You’ve heard of a substitute teacher? Meet your new Latin term of the day: Locum tenens, where a doctor, nurse, dentist, or other medical professional can be a “substitute” in a number of healthcare settings (clinics, research facilities, correctional institutions, mobile deployments, even insurance companies and law firms). Literally meaning “holding in place” (substituting), a […]


Are you thinking of being involved in California’s Cannabis Market?

While the transformation of marijuana to cannabis has come with legalization, the State of California is still working on the details. Anyone may submit a comment to be considered during the formal comment period for regulations, which will go through August 27, 2018 for all three state agencies in charge of licensing: Bureau of Cannabis […]


As an employer, when should you hire an outside investigator to conduct a workplace investigation?

This is a question we often get from employers, and, in true lawyer fashion, the answer is, it depends. Many companies in today’s society have dedicated Human Resource departments that are responsible for dealing with a plethora of employee related issues including handling complaints. Whether or not the complaint is handled in-house (by Human Resource […]


The 3 Possible Results of a Veterinary License Complaint

Has a veterinary license complaint been filed against you? There are 6 potential results when someone files a complaint with the California Veterinary Medical Board (“VMB”) against a veterinarian. If the first result occurs, you may not even know that a complaint had been filed. Depending on the nature of the complaint, the Board may […]

June 19, 2018

4 Ways a Workplace Investigation Could Lead to a Lawsuit

Workplace investigations, if not handled properly, can snowball into larger lawsuits. These lawsuits can come in two forms – from the employee who complained of inappropriate workplace conduct or from an employee accused of workplace conduct. When an allegation of workplace misconduct occurs, the employer is responsible for investigating the allegation and taking appropriate remedial […]

June 18, 2018

4 Things You Risk with Engineering Disciplinary Actions

Becoming an engineer takes an extreme amount of time, hard work and intellect. Don’t let that all disappear with a disciplinary action. There are 4 big buckets of potential consequences of an engineering disciplinary action. Reputation This may be obvious but it is more important to some than others. Due to the public nature of […]

June 14, 2018

Four Consequences of Medical Disciplinary Hearing

Here at Simas & Associates, we help countless medically licensed individuals who are facing disciplinary actions. For each of our clients, we take a unique approach that fits their priorities. To give you a better understanding, we wanted to discuss four of the most significant potential consequences of a medical license disciplinary action. Public Nature […]

May 30, 2018

The Nuts and Bolts of Rulemaking and Regulations

Heather Hoganson, Of Counsel, recently presented at Sacramento County Public Law Library on the nuts and bolts of rulemaking. Along with the Honorable Stephen J. Smith, she helped state employees understand how to draft and implement, or repeal, regulations related to their work. We want to share some of that information with you. If this […]

May 24, 2018

The Simas Approach to Workplace Investigations

Workplace investigations can be intimidating. It typically means someone has raised a complaint and as a company, you are responsible for responding to that complaint. The first step, however, is to investigate the complaint. You, as a company, have a responsibility to ensure a fair, thorough investigation to get to the bottom of the complaint. […]

May 18, 2018



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