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 ...

April 26th, 2019 | Main

I wonder…

In the grand scheme of things none of these matter, but I do wonder: Where did doves build their nests before back porches were invented? Why aren’t crosswalks called cross-streets? Can snails be genetically engineered to eat each ...