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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.

Teleworking as a Reasonable Accommodation

Teleworking can be a reasonable accommodation for an injury or disability. However, it is not mandated. And just because it is the preferred solution for the employee, does not obligate the employer to provide it. Nevertheless, if it is the ONLY solution that will permit you to come back and complete your work as a […]

Assembly Bill 1510 Proposes Licensing of Athletic Trainers

The state Assembly for California is presently considering a measure to license athletic trainers. Assembly Bill 1510, introduced by Assemblyperson, Matthew Dababneh, would enact the Athletic Training Practice Act ("Act"). It would provide for the licensure and regulation of athletic trainers. Portions of the Act specifies the requirements for licensure, including education, examination, and the payment of […]

Two Successfully Resolved Vet Board Matters

Within the last month, the Veterinary Medical Board (“Board”) elected to close two investigations into veterinarians Simas & Associates, Ltd. represented. In both cases the Board closed the investigation without so much as a letter of education, which is typically the least invasive form of discipline. In these two cases however, the Board simply closed their […]

Why am I being Investigated? Use 800(c) Inquiry to Find Out

Occasionally, licensees being investigated for potential violations of their respective practice acts are given advanced notice of the investigation by the licensing authority. When providing this notice, the investigating licensee agency may or may not be transparent regarding the nature of the investigation. Specifically, some licensing agencies are quite opaque; the notice will omit the […]

Wine Importer Options

The notion of establishing a wine import business has no doubt crossed the minds of many. Even a California connoisseur, who has enjoyed the robust, delicate, and unique varietals from the world famous wine growing regions of Amador, Carneros, Paso Robles, Napa, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and Temecula, could easily have travelled to France, Spain, Italy, […]

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