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February 23rd, 2018 | Main

La stazione ferroviaria è malata! (“The train station is sick”)

Years ago my wife and I got to live in Italy for several months and came across this sign one day when traveling.  I remembered it the other day and realized that California employers and business owners play too fairly!  The California ...

February 16th, 2018 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

I was recently interviewing a guy for a harassment investigation and he said “at the end of the day, who are you going to believe.” What I wanted to say was “not you, and I don’t have to wait that long.” It got me thinking about cliché ...

February 9th, 2018 | Main

I Won the Lottery!

Well, not THE lottery, the Nigerian lottery. I got the email yesterday. I’m pretty lucky because I’ve actually won it twice and I’ve never even bought a ticket! Apparently I’m also the only heir of two different princes from countries I’ve ...

February 1st, 2018 | Main

You Can’t Make this Stuff Up!

A client was recently served with a labor commissioner complaint alleging that a former employee was denied 976 ten-minute rest breaks over the prior three years.  The complaint seeks penalties exceeding $20,000.  What galls me is that the labor ...