June 13th, 2019 | Main

Feel the Pain

My son has to get his wisdom teeth out so I immediately started worrying about the inevitable pain killers the doctor will prescribe for him after the surgery.  I follow the news and all of the horror stories about the “opioid crisis” and ...

T. Scott Belden
June 10th, 2019 | Main

Supreme Court Holds that State Wage and Hour Laws are Not Applicable to Off-Shore Workers

Today, the United States Supreme Court held that Federal laws controlled over California wage and hour statutes and regulations for workers employed off the California coast.  Reversing a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the ...

May 31st, 2019 | Main

Virginia Hall

I don’t normally recommend novels, but I read one this last weekend that I have to share.  The book is called “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell. It’s the true story of Virginia Hall, an American spy in France during World War ...

May 10th, 2019 | Main

Ode to the Exceptions

I love old sayings and adages, but they never account for exceptions which are always more interesting to me. Here are some of my favorites: Ignorance is bliss – unless you’re taking your driver’s test. Why do today what you can put off ...