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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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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
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Rescuers find 32 dead miners in east Ukraine mineDonetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Rescuers found 32 bodies of miners in the Zasyadko mine in eastern Ukraine a day after a blast ripped through the shaft, a rebel official said on Thursday.


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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (C) he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015, after he was slashed on his face and arm by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogansThe US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after being slashed on his face and arm in Seoul on Thursday by a blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills. The United States condemned the "act of violence" which left the ambassador bleeding profusely and saw him rushed to hospital where his condition was described as stable after two-and-a-half hours of treatment by plastic and orthopaedic surgeons. Witnesses described how a man armed with a 25-centimetre (10-inch) paring knife had lunged across a table and attacked Lippert at a breakfast function in central Seoul. He was a known political activist who had been handed a two-year suspended sentence in 2010 for throwing a rock at the then Japanese ambassador to Seoul.


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By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity and can charge a mobile phone will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in Britain. The pioneering toilet, the result of collaboration between global aid agency Oxfam and the University of the West of England in Bristol, uses live microbes which feed on urine and convert it into power. "Living in a refugee camp is hard enough without the added threat of being assaulted in dark places at night. The potential of this is huge," Andy Bastable, head of water and sanitation at Oxfam, said in a statement.
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