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Administrative Law

California Physical Therapy Association COVID-19 Resource Guide

Download the California Physical Therapy Association COVID-19 Resource Guide with information on Governor’s Executive Orders, Essential Businesses Work-sharing/Leave Issues  and Federal Law Benefits for Small Businesses CPTA COVID-19 Resource Guide This is but one of many amazing benefits for members of the California Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

TOPIC 1 Legal Analysis of Impact of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Physical Therapy Businesses

This Blog post it addresses the effects of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on physical therapists, liability for employers, and what to expect next. Governor Newsom’s Executive Order On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to stay at home, except as needed to maintain Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

COVID 19 — Analysis of Liability for Physical Therapy Employers

This Blog addresses liability for Physical Therapy employers relating to COVID-19. During these uncertain times of COVID-19, employers, especially those in health care, must be mindful of liabilities and obligations to employees and to others as the result of employees. Most importantly, health care employers, including physical therapists, should take Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

What is a Skelly Hearing?

A Skelly hearing derives its name from Skelly v. State Personnel Board (1975) 15 Cal. 3d 194. Dr. Skelly, a permanent civil service employee, was terminated from his employment with the State of California. The California Supreme Court determined, among other things, that he was deprived of his due process Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Business Law

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 Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago