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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 62 62 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 | 192 192 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 | 289 289 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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Veterans groups hold town hall on Agent Orange exposure
Believe exposure linked to ongoing health issues in both vets and their kids
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/19/14-5/25/14)
Monday, May 19 Regina Harrison was arrested at 1693 Putnam Avenue for third-degree assault by Office McDonald. Joseph Small was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Madison Street for...
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Maspeth honors veterans, highlights military women at parade
Continuing its tradition of robust Memorial Day celebrations, the Maspeth community gathered to observe and participate in the neighborhood’s annual Memorial Day Parade. “The actions taken by the w...
May 28, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu announces bid for State Senate
Will challenge fellow Democrat Tony Avella
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the 2014 Memorial Day Parade grand marshals
The organizers of this Sunday's Maspeth Memorial Day Parade have announced that Karen Burke and Leonard Masone will be this year's grand marshals. Burke was born and raised in Maspeth. she attended...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crossing guards honored for stalwart service
In recognition of their dedication to the safety of local school children, Assemblyman Mike Miller hosted an awards ceremony at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council last week for the crossing guards...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens celebrates two World’s Fair anniversaries
In remembrance of two World’s Fairs that changed the face of modern society, the World’s Fair Anniversary Committee hosted a 50th and 75th Anniversary celebration in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/12/14-5/18/14)
Monday, May 12 Brooklyn Moore was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for assault by Officer Pofanti. Carlos Bermejo was arrested at 57-41 57th Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Campbell. ...
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Speaker, honoree announced for Memorial Day Parade
Retired Captain Laura Zimmermann will be a featured speaker on Sunday, May 25, at a ceremony after the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The ceremony will take place at Maspeth Veterans Square, 69th Str...
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Kiwanis clubs helps eliminate international disease
Local youth sell koalas to help save lives
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Library refuses to hand over records for audit
Comptroller will be taking library to court
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Mayor visits PS 69, discusses school reforms
Arts education sees support from elected officials
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/5/14-5/11/14)
Monday, May 5 Vincent Newbonse was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer benson. Juan Dalmasi was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and George Street for th...
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Two vets to be honored following Maspeth Memorial Day Parade
Special ceremony following May 25th parade in Veterans Square
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Avella, groups oppose legalized basement apartments
Many frown upon aspect of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protestors hold placards challenging "Obamacare" outside of the US Supreme Court on March 4, 2015, in Washington, DCA sharply divided US Supreme Court weighed the future of "Obamacare" for a second time in three years Wednesday after a new challenge to the contentious healthcare reform. The law, President Barack Obama's crowning domestic achievement, seeks to make health insurance available to a broad cross-section of Americans, for whom health care is often too expensive or otherwise inaccessible. In June 2012, the first time the Supreme Court considered a challenge to Obamacare, its conservative Chief Justice John Roberts helped save the measure by voting alongside the four more progressive justices.


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FILE - In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 file photo, a customer douses her french fries with ketchup at the concession stand before the start of the movies at the Saco Drive-In in Saco, Maine. New guidelines released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File )LONDON (AP) — New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day — an amount that could be exceeded with a single can of soda.


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A sign hangs in the West 4th Street subway station reads "Please Do Not Urinate In This Area - Active Work Area," Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in New York. The sign was posted by workers who are doing track work. “That station is an area that is notorious for public urination,” said Kevin Ortiz, a spokesman for the agency that operates the system. Greenwich Village night-life patrons, homeless people and others all seem drawn to relieve themselves there, he added. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's case for some of the world's most boorish behavior is made every day in its subways: There's the woman casually clipping her fingernails, the man slurping an especially pungent dish under a fellow passenger's nose, and if nature calls, there are the riders who coat platforms with their urine.


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