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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.

May I form a Professional LLC in California?

No. Unfortunately, you cannot. Section 17002 of the Beverly-Killea LLC Act (Corp Code Sections 17000-17666 or “LLC Statute”) states that subject to any limitations contained in the articles of organization and to compliance with any other applicable laws, a limited liability company (“LLC”) may engage in any lawful business activity, whether or not for profit, […]

Cannot Waive Licensing Board Complaints in Settlement

A recent settlement agreement Simas & Associates, Ltd. on behalf of  two licensed professionals inspired this blog. The parties – call them Doctor and CPA — had a business dispute and were settling the case.  The settlement agreement was presented for review and contained the standard provisions, including a release of all claims referencing Section […]

Time Clock Rounding

Time clock rounding is legal under federal and California law. Time clock rounding is the practice of adjusting raw employee punch-in and punch-out times to a standardized, nearest time increment. It is typically justified as a way to simplify payroll calculations or to provide a minimal amount of time warranted for completing recognizable work. Frankly, it is really […]

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