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← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls by cindy
December 10, 2014 08:14 AM | 7142 views | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant? by cindy
December 04, 2014 04:41 PM | 7036 views | 0 0 comments | 415 415 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage? by cindy
November 28, 2014 07:10 AM | 7507 views | 0 0 comments | 437 437 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
Forest Hills Food Crawl by Kathleen
November 10, 2014 11:32 AM | 9573 views | 0 0 comments | 478 478 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...
What Is the Professional Exception to Employment At-Will Termination? by cindy
November 04, 2014 12:55 PM | 8797 views | 0 0 comments | 489 489 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As described in our earlier blog article, there are exceptions to at-will employment terminations, making them unlawful, and termination based on discrimination is one of th...
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Image obtained from a video uploaded to YouTube on January 27, 2015 shows a still image of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holding a photo allegedly showing captured Jordanian pilot Maaz al-KassasbehThe Islamic State jihadist group threatened Tuesday to kill a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot within 24 hours unless Amman frees a jailed female militant. A voiceover, purportedly by Goto, warns that Jordan is blocking the Japanese journalist's release by failing to free Sajida al-Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber on death row since 2006. It follows a video released last week in which the group claimed to have beheaded another Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa, and said Goto would be killed next if Rishawi was not freed. Japan said following the new threat that it was seeking help from Jordan.


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A former senior Al-Shabab commander, Zakariya Ismail Hersi , speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, Jan, 27, 2015. The former leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head has announced he has quit the militants insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al-Qaida-linked group. Speaking to the media for the first time Tuesday since his surrender last year Zakariya Ismail Hersi, who was al-Shabab’s intelligence chief called for reconciliation. Hersi surrendered to Somali authorities late December. It’s not clear who gets the bounty. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head announced Tuesday he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al Qaida-linked group.


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Survivors walk past a watch tower after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the "death wall" execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration campOswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 17:01 GMT - Survivors to be honoured - Delegates to the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz return to their seats after placing candles of rememberance. 16:41 GMT - Trauma of war - "My whole family was sent to Auschwitz because my parents hid a Jew named Rachmil Friedman. Three members of my family never returned," says Warsaw resident and survivor Eugeniusz Dabrowski, deported to Auschwitz in 1944 aged 15. She was sent to Auschwitz in 1944 as an eight-year-old Polish partisan.


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