Workplace Investigation Services

Our Commitment to Your Investigation

With more than 20 years of experience, our workplace investigation attorneys deliver a robust and diverse range of expertise. We understand that every workplace investigation must be conducted correctly, discreetly, and efficiently in order to establish legal defenses, preserve the attorney-client privilege, and implement effective measures to rehabilitate employee morale, mitigate future claims, and lost productivity.

Industries We Serve

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Medical Workplace Investigations

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Veterinary Workplace Investigations

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Automotive Workplace Investigations

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Restaurant Workplace Investigations

Man at card table in casino

Casino Workplace Investigations

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Other Industry Workplace Investigations

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Please contact us for your free and confidential initial consultation.


Steve Simas

Steven L. Simas, AWI

Association of Workplace Investigation Certificate Holder

Steven L. Simas is an AV® Preeminate™ Rated attorney and the founding member of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Mr. Simas graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and King Hall University of California, Davis School of Law with his Juris Doctorate.

Training for Employers

Simas & Associates, Ltd., offers a variety of workplace investigation training options for private and public employers throughout the State of California. 

  • State departments, agencies, and boards
  • Regional and special districts
  • Counties, cities, and other municipalities (i.e. We have served as the San Luis Obispo County Civil Service Commission‘s outside counsel since 2012.)
  • Utility companies
  • Public and private universities and colleges
  • Public school districts
  • Private schools
  • Social service and nonprofit organizations
  • Contractors
  • Private businesses and offices

Areas of Expertise

At Simas & Associates, Ltd., we have conducted countless workplace investigations, audits, and training for all types of situations and industries.

  • Employee investigations, sexual harassment, discrimination, equal employment opportunity (EEO), retaliation, and hostile workplace
  • Workplace theft and fraud (e.g. Disability, Workers’ Compensation, etc.)
  • Wage and Hour (e.g. Overtime, Meals, Rests, Classifications)
  • HIPAA, I-9, Personnel Files
  • Recruitment, substantive training, corrective action, and separation
  • Directors, officers, managers, supervisors of companies
  • State, county, city, municipal executives, directors, and board members
  • Employee handbooks, operation manuals (i.e. drafting or revising)
  • HR investigations, department creation, staffing, development
  • Preparation for Civil Litigation or Administrative Hearings, such Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board Hearings or Berman Hearings before the Labor Commissioner

Our Method for Workplace Investigations

Once retained, we develop and communicate our plan of action for gathering relevant evidence and interviewing key witnesses. For complicated matters, we may recommend the retention of relevant third-party consultants or Expert Witnesses.

Upon approval, we execute that plan in a manner that will cause the least disruption and intrusion on your day-to-day business. We take into account all of the following as we press ahead with our investigations, compiling of evidence, and drafting of findings:

  • Customer/client/patient goodwill
  • Privacy and trade secrets
  • Preserving the attorney-client privilege
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Avoiding retaliation
  • Preservation of documentation
  • Desired method of communicating findings/recommendations (i.e. ranging from summary findings to an extensive report examining legal implications and recommendations).

Contact Us Today

At Simas & Associates, Ltd., we’re committed to serving as an independent, impartial, and objective fact-finder through the investigation. As a result, we will be honest and forthright with our findings and recommendations. This is how we ensure competent results and a positive reputation among those entities we have worked for and continue to consult.

Please contact us for your free and confidential initial consultation.