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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.

Best Practices for Conducting Employment Terminations

Terminating or firing employees is a part of owning or operating a business.  It is unavoidable and inevitable.  Yet, it is still probably the single-most unpleasant aspect of being a business owner, supervisor, or  manager.   Of course, there are a number of approaches an owner, manager, or supervisor should take PRIOR to terminating an employee.  This blog […]

Savvy Social Policies: The Role of Social Media in High-powered Recruiting

The days of posting an ad in the local paper’s classified section to find potential employees are quickly becoming ancient history. As the landscape in HR and recruitment shudders and shifts, even sites like Craigslist, Monster and CareerBuilder are starting to lose potency. Many employers already use social media in their recruitment efforts to a […]

Prehearing Conferences before the Office of Administrative Hearings

In a formal Administrative Procedure Act (“APA“) proceeding before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) of the Office of Administrative Hearings (“OAH”), the ALJ is authorized on his or her own motion – or on a motion of either party – to conduct a Prehearing Conference. The Prehearing Conference, not to be confused with a Settlement Conference, […]


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