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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.

The 3 Possible Results of a Veterinary License Complaint

Has a veterinary license complaint been filed against you? There are 6 potential results when someone files a complaint with the California Veterinary Medical Board (“VMB”) against a veterinarian. If the first result occurs, you may not even know that a complaint had been filed. Depending on the nature of the complaint, the Board may […]

June 19, 2018

4 Ways a Workplace Investigation Could Lead to a Lawsuit

Workplace investigations, if not handled properly, can snowball into larger lawsuits. These lawsuits can come in two forms – from the employee who complained of inappropriate workplace conduct or from an employee accused of workplace conduct. When an allegation of workplace misconduct occurs, the employer is responsible for investigating the allegation and taking appropriate remedial […]

June 18, 2018

4 Things You Risk with Engineering Disciplinary Actions

Becoming an engineer takes an extreme amount of time, hard work and intellect. Don’t let that all disappear with a disciplinary action. There are 4 big buckets of potential consequences of an engineering disciplinary action. Reputation This may be obvious but it is more important to some than others. Due to the public nature of […]

June 14, 2018

Four Consequences of Medical Disciplinary Hearing

Here at Simas & Associates, we help countless medically licensed individuals who are facing disciplinary actions. For each of our clients, we take a unique approach that fits their priorities. To give you a better understanding, we wanted to discuss four of the most significant potential consequences of a medical license disciplinary action. Public Nature […]

May 30, 2018

The Nuts and Bolts of Rulemaking and Regulations

Heather Hoganson, Of Counsel, recently presented at Sacramento County Public Law Library on the nuts and bolts of rulemaking. Along with the Honorable Stephen J. Smith, she helped state employees understand how to draft and implement, or repeal, regulations related to their work. We want to share some of that information with you. If this […]

May 24, 2018

The Simas Approach to Workplace Investigations

Workplace investigations can be intimidating. It typically means someone has raised a complaint and as a company, you are responsible for responding to that complaint. The first step, however, is to investigate the complaint. You, as a company, have a responsibility to ensure a fair, thorough investigation to get to the bottom of the complaint. […]

May 18, 2018

URGENT: Healthcare Providers Need to Verify Patients’ Eligibility in 2018

With a new year upon us, have you taken time to verify patient’s eligibility and insurance benefits? If not, it might mean you don’t get paid for services rendered. Many plans reset deductibles and visit limitations with the calendar year – you may want to remind your patients of that before they schedule appointments. Some […]

April 30, 2018

Qualifying Individual for Contractor License

Every license with the Contractor State License Board (CSLB) requires a qualifying individual, or “qualifier,” who is the one person listed in CSLB’s personnel of record, that has demonstrated his or her knowledge and experience through the application process, and holds one or more license classification. A license qualifier may be a Sole Owner, Qualifying […]

April 5, 2018

Alternative Work Weeks

California Labor Code, section 511 (as amended in 2009) and most of the current Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) orders provide for alternative workweek schedules. An alternative workweek schedule (AWS) means any regularly scheduled workweek requiring an employee to work more than eight hours in a 24-hour period. An alternative work schedule can be created for […]


A Shift in Accounting: Bitcoin Payments

We’ve all heard about bitcoin for a few years now. Some people have been really interested, buying and selling bitcoin. Others of us, have never explored it and have just heard about it in the news. But it may be becoming more prevalent. Back in November, PwC accepted its very first bitcoin payment. PwC says […]

April 2, 2018



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