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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employe...
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 292 292 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 301 301 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...

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New York City's Biggest Free Pet Adoption Event Ever Comes to Queens! by Kathleen
May 10, 2013 12:52 PM | 8165 views | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 1 st and June 2 nd , thousands of dogs and cats will be looking for their forever homes at New York City’s biggest pet adoption event ever – all for free. The Alliance for NYC’s Animals wil...
IM7E_HOLY_FAMILY_FESTIVAL_1_4_PG_B_W.pdf Holy Roman Festival by Kathleen
May 09, 2013 01:36 PM | 5598 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
May 15 - 19 175-20 74TH AVENUE, FRESH MEADOWS RIDES, GAMES, FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT OPEN, WED THROUGH FRIDAY, 6PM-11PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 2PM — 11PM FREE PARKING AND ADMISSION PAY ONE LOW PRICE FOR...
Flea Market by Kathleen
May 06, 2013 12:00 PM | 6181 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
FLEA MARKET Transfiguration Parish Hall - Maspeth Sunday, June 2nd, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Vendors needed; please call 347-339-1362 Tables $25.00
FSLA Challenges ― How Does Overtime Work with a Fluctuating Work Week? by cindy
May 01, 2013 04:30 PM | 15749 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
In recent years, the changes and complexities of wage and hour laws have made it difficult for small businesses to comply with regulations. Yet, with wage and hour lawsuits on the rise, small busin...
Metropolitan Avenue Street Fair by Kathleen
April 25, 2013 11:07 AM | 8780 views | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Metropolitan Avenue Street Fair - May 5th from 11am - 6pm 73rd Place to 79th Street, Middle Village RAIN OR SHINE   Free children's rides from 11am - 1pm * Sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Glendal...
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The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have warned law enforcement agencies across the country about American youths wanting to join Islamic State militants fighting in the Middle East, officials said on Thursday. The joint intelligence bulletin was issued during the weekend and law enforcement officials said such warnings are routine. One official said there was no increase in U.S. government threat levels, although there is heightened concern lately about recruitment of American and other foreign fighters by Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS. "We remain concerned about the recruitment efforts made by ISIL particularly through social media engagement and we urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement," the official said.
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A heroin addict smokes heroin in LamuBy Drazen Jorgic MOMBASA (Reuters) - One evening last November, a handful of policemen in Kenya's sweltering port city of Mombasa were handpicked to help in the final stages of a U.S.-led drugs sting that spanned three continents. The quarry that night were the alleged leaders of the "Akasha organization." The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had spent years infiltrating Akasha and alleges that the gang is part of a heroin supply chain that stretches from the poppy fields of Afghanistan through east Africa to the cities of Europe and the United States. Inside a mansion girded by palm trees and a two-meter cobblestone wall, police captured the alleged leader of the crime syndicate, Baktash Akasha, his brother Ibrahim, and two other men. Kenyan police charged them with trafficking narcotics to the United States.


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A suspect, bottom, identified by police as a 55-year-old, surnamed Kim, is overwhelmed by participants at a lecture hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015. U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-Sung) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.


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