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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 64 64 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 | 60 60 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 | 105 105 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 | 124 124 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 | 160 160 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 | 193 193 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 | 225 225 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 | 290 290 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 | 299 299 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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State passes bill to lower city speed limit to 25 mph
Local reactions are mixed regarding slower streets
Jun 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature passes Queens Library Reform Bill
Awaits signature from Governor Cuomo to become law
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/16/14-6/22/14)
Monday, June 16 Eniel Mezura was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for unlicensed operation of a vehicle by Officer Coronado. Vanessa Acevedo was arrested at Woodbine Street and Woodward...
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Community upset as hotel becomes homeless shelter
Local leaders and residents feel blindsided by DHS
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Thousands of households added to city composting initiative
Council District 30 included in the rollout
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Two bills seek to reform Queens Library system
Gridlock in Albany over best way to address issue
Jun 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/9/14-6/15/14)
Monday, June 9 Andres Escobar was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Linden Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Jonas. Danielle Aquaviva was arrested at the intersection...
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Knockdown Center hosts benefit for Ohio festival
Although the local community board has been thwarting the Knockdown Center’s efforts to push through assembly and alcohol permits, inside the old factory, the show goes on. On Friday night, several...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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4,500 letters of pre-K acceptance sent to families
Rejects encouraged to apply for community options
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/2/14-6/8/14)
Monday, June 2 Edward Luna was arrested at 1820 Flushing Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle by Officer Frevola. Peter Tufano was arrested at 75-13 67 Road for stalking by Offic...
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Our Lady of Hope awarded for Project Eliminate fundraising
Top honor goes to mother-daughter team for raising thousands
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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Annual Grand Avenue Festival comes to Maspeth
Hundreds flocked to the annual Grand Avenue Festival on Sunday afternoon. Under clear skies, festival-goers sampled food from the street vendors, played games, and shopped at the numerous booths ho...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/26/14-6/1/14)
Monday, May 26 Stephanie Vasquez was arrested at the intersection of Stanhope Street and Fairview Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Hili. Maricela Pavon-Valle was arrested at 1816 Gro...
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Community Board 5 to Meet June 11
The next meeting of Community Board 5 will be Wednesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda includes a visit by Queens Bo...
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Indicted Ruben Wills denies accusations of wearing a wire
Claims posters from events proves he wasn't stealing money from nonprofit
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Portuguese bank BPI logo is seen on their offices in LisbonBy Sergio Goncalves and Shrikesh Laxmidas LISBON (Reuters) - An attempt by Isabel dos Santos to orchestrate a merger of two of Portugal's largest banks has a better chance of success than past attempts by Africa's richest woman to shake up Portugal Inc, analysts and industry sources say. Much of her fortune, estimated at $3.3 billion by Forbes, comprises assets in Portugal. Her foray into banking started in 2005, in partnership with Portugal's richest man, Americo Amorim, when she established Banco BIC, which now has Angola's biggest private branch network and has expanded to Portugal and several sub-Saharan African countries. Dos Santos's intervention comes just months after she tried to take over Portugal Telecom SGSP, a holding company with a key stake in Brazilian telecoms group Oi.


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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL football game in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Manning will return for a fourth season in Denver and 18th in the NFL. Manning will reduce his salary from $19 million to $15 million in 2015, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. However, he can make up all of the $4 million pay cut by reaching certain performance benchmarks. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning has unfinished business.


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Firefighters duck burning debris as they battle to control a bushfire in Cape Town's Tokai forestSouth Africa's Cycle Tour, the largest bicycle race in the world, will be shortened this year by road closures after fires swept across Cape Town's Table Mountain, race officials said on Wednesday. The cycle route will now be shorted to 47 kilometers, David Bellairs, marketing director for the Cape Town Cycle Tour said.


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