August 10th, 2018 | Main

Kern County, Nevada. I like the sound of that!

Kern County, Nevada. I like the sound of that! A ballot initiative to divide California into three states was just rejected by the California Supreme Court. South California would have included the Central Valley and every desert they could ...

August 3rd, 2018 | Main

A vacation from vacations!

I was on vacation last week. And I worked.  I like working on vacation - it makes returning from vacation so much easier because little problems don’t fester into big problems.  Friends and clients give me a hard time for working on vacation. ...

T. Scott Belden
August 2nd, 2018 | Main

The Starbucks Decision

A Minute Here, a Minute There Can Add Up—California Supreme Court Rejects Federal Rule on De Minimus Time Worked by Employees Last week, the California Supreme Court concluded, for the first time, that even “de minimus” amounts of otherwise ...

July 27th, 2018 | Main

Human Frogger.

I got flipped off the other day. That's not a totally rare event but this last one was Walmart's fault. When I was a kid there was an arcade game called "Frogger." The goal was getting a frog across a busy street without getting squashed. Flash ...

July 20th, 2018 | Main

Say What?

I’ve seen a lot of commentary recently on the lack of civility in politics.  In reality, politicians have been uncivil for centuries (just ask Julius Caesar), but we’ve lost the art of the clever insult. It’s easy to call someone names ...