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To Reimburse or Not to Reimburse: 4 General Rules for Employee Expenses

Many types of work-related reimbursements are mandated, but an employer still has the option to go the extra mile and go over the minimum required by law. The question is does it pay to do so? Being lavish with your reimbursement helps show an employee that they recognize their sacrifice, but then again, it isn’t […]

The BAR Bites Off More Than It Can Chew.

Simas & Associates, Ltd., tangled with the BAR in a case involving consumer complaints and an undercover sting operation against a California automotive technician. Simas & Associates, Ltd., highlighted our client’s nearly perfect reputation and took a healthcare law approach to expose the holes in this case. Ultimately, it forced the BAR to withdraw all […]

California Just Expanded Mandated Training

Since 2006, California employers who employ or contract with over 50 individuals to provide it service are mandated to provide regular sexual harassment training to its supervisors.  Assembly Bill 1825 resulted in the creation of Section 12950.1 of the Government Code, which required mandatory sexual harassment training for supervisors within 6 months of taking up […]

Force Majeure Clause Strikes the Vandals

This past weekend, the University of Florida Gators were to take on the University of Idaho Vandals in a NCAA Division I Football Game.  Unfortunately, the game was delayed by severe weather.  Then, shortly after the opening kickoff, the game was suspended indefinitely due to the return of that severe weather.  And now it appears […]

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