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WINE, POLITICS AND BUSINESS

It’s easy to forget that the consumption of wine is not just a gustatory experience but also a very real business.  How big?  According to the International Organization of Vine and Wine, the world consumed 32,000,000,000 (32 billion) bottles of wine in 2015.  Two...

New Laws for 2016

An examination of the new laws for 2016 reveals: 1) challenges for employers; 2) relief for cheerleaders; 3) more reasons to go to the farmers market; and 4) scratching of the head as to the wisdom or need for some legislation. In an effort to enforce equal pay for...

Must Employees be Forced to Take Lunch?

Mary was thrilled with her new job as a teller at the local financial institution, Bank Fees & More. It was an eight-hour-a day job, five days a week, with occasional weekend work, meaning overtime. Things seemed to be going well on her first day until the time...

Why Can’t I Get It Cheaper?

The radio blared, “SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!! Come on over to Appliance Liquidators where our prices are so low, the manufacturers won’t even allow us to say them on the radio!” Or, from another perspective, have you noticed how regardless of where you go, Apple...