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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.

Gov. Brown Signs the Transgender Work Opportunity Act

On October 15, 2017, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 396 into law. The Transgender Work Opportunity Act makes California the first state in the nation to require training about gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. Presently, California employers with 50 or more employees currently must provide two hours of sexual harassment training for supervisors every […]

What You Should Know About Mediation

Mediation is a flexible, non-binding, confidential process in which a Neutral (mediator) facilitates settlement negotiations. The informal session typically begins with a presentation of each side's view of the dispute, either through counsel or the clients. The mediator, who may meet with the parties in joint and/or separate sessions, works to: Improve communication between the […]

Northern California Wildfires – Office is Safe, Closed for Week

Northern California, stretching from Southern Lake and Eastern/Southern Mendocino Counties, most of Sonoma and Napa Counties, Western Solano County, and Eastern Yuba County suffered an unprecedented level of simultaneous wildfires on Sunday, October 8 around 11:30 PM. The fires have already consumed tens of thousands of acres of farms, ranches, and woodlands, thousands of homes and […]

Collateral Consequence of Healthcare License Discipline – Medicare Exclusion

License discipline for professionals has significant collateral consequences. We have previously identified several of those consequences in prior blog entries – see, e.g.,  Top 5 Collateral Consequences of License Discipline.  A unique collateral consequence of license discipline in the healthcare realm is its impact on the practitioner in participating in government reimbursement programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, […]

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