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National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys

Simas & Associates, Ltd. was recently added as a sustaining member of the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys (NAABLA). Formed in 2003, NAABLA serves as a resource for licensees and attorneys, nationally, to identify and provide contact information for experienced, competent professional licensing attorneys with experience representing liquor Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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California Veterinary Premises Licensees – Ready to be Wholly Responsible?

The California Veterinary Medical Board is in the process of adopting a new regulation to “establish minimum standards” for a managing licensee of a veterinary hospital premise. Currently the Board’s regulations require the managing veterinarian to be responsible for the premises complying with minimum standards of veterinary practice. They do Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Crime Substantially Related to the Profession

Professional licensing board’s have the right to discipline (e.g. statement of reproval, fine, compel attendance at mandatory education courses, compel restitution, suspension, probation, revocation, etc.) licensees for any violation of their rules and regulations. The rules and regulations for the profession are typically found within the California Business & Professions Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Increasing Penalties for Improper Designation of California Workers as Independent Contractors

On October 9, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 459 which adds section 226.8 to the Labor Code and provides courts, the Labor Commission and Workforce Development Agency (“state”) the authority to issue severe penalties to employers that engage in “willful misclassification” of an individual as an independent contractor. These Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago