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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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Blockbusted! Video giant closing Queens locations
Queens has approximately eleven Blockbuster stores, but that is about to change. A few of these stores are closing, including the branch on Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth and the branch at...
Mar 31, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solemn event marks 100th anniversary of tragic fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory incident changed the face of labor
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan for new industrial business association takes off in Maspeth
Maspeth is home to many industrial businesses. Sitting next to the old railroad tracks, the industrial sector has been one of the anchors of the town, producing products, providing services and rak...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/21/11-3/27/11)
Monday, Mar. 21 No Arrests Tuesday, Mar. 22 Mensor Kurti was arrested at the intersection of Seneca and Greene avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Zak. Hector Rodriguez was arrested at...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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New financial empowerment center opens in Queens
A new financial empowerment center has opened in Central Queens and Department of Consumer Affairs commissioner Jonathan Mintz, along with the Citi Foundation, Queens Community House and the Financ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/14/11-3/20/11)
Click on the red dot for detailed information. Monday, Mar. 14 Valencia Lowe was arrested at the intersection of 85th Street and Myrtle Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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City still replanting trees lost in last year’s tornado
Community boards 5 and 7 top priority list
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven altercation leaves one teen dead
One teenager is dead after an altercation early Saturday morning following a house party in Woodhaven, which was crashed by a group of teenagers who then beat Anthony Callao, 18, to death. The part...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/7/11-3/13/11)
Click on the red dot on the map to see the crime, location, and date. Monday, Mar. 7 Jaime Suriel was arrested at 89-88 Cooper Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer Mays. Nancy Pasquirre was arre...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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At the Maspeth Senior Center, friendships mean everything
Facility would close under gov.’s budget proposal
Mar 15, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA move out of Brooklyn into Maspeth meets contention
Photos by Michael O'Kane The Access-a-Ride fleet at 65 Commercial Street in Greenpoint is on its way to another site in Maspeth, but elected officials and residents are protesting the move, saying ...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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City agrees to smaller school savings take-back
Opponents say new plan isn't enough
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/28/11-3/6/11)
Monday, Feb. 28 Anthony Jackson was arrested at 551 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Caputo. Frank Cruz was arrested at 4562 Fairview Avenue for assault by Officer Melisurgo. Ch...
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Vallone aims to smash FDNY’s “crash tax”
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. is taking on the Fire Department’s proposed “crash tax.” With legislation that will be introduced into the City Council on March 23, the councilman aims to halt any ef...
Mar 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outer borough jobs up, but transit services lag
Study finds commuting up between Brooklyn and Queens
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building during the 2013 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in WashingtonBy Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana wants to use a financial assistance deal struck last week with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to fuel a deep transformation of its economy rather than simply to restore fiscal balance, Finance Minister Seth Terkper told Reuters. The government embarked on its shake-up of the economy even before the $940 million agreement with the IMF and its aid will help the programme to endure beyond elections in 2016, when President John Mahama will likely run for a second term. "What can we (the Finance Ministry) do to complement that transformation? In other measures, the government has set up a 'sinking' fund to manage debt redemption which uses revenue from the country's growing petroleum resources.


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Supporters of same-sex marriage hold a rainbow flag and a rainbow umbrella outside Jefferson County Courthouse in BirminghamBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear oral arguments on April 28 on whether states can ban gay marriage, addressing a hot social issue in what promises to yield one of the justices' most important rulings of the year.


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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said Thursday, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons. "It’s about the security of our weapons systems themselves and everything that touches them. It’s a pervasive problem and I think we have to pay a lot more attention to it," Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told Reuters after a speech to the American Society of Naval Engineers in Washington. Kendall said he planned to add cybersecurity to the next phase of his "better buying power" initiative, and was also working on a special section on cybersecurity requirements to be added to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.
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