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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 | 107 107 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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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...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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The shadow of an Indian couple is cast on a road at the bus stop where the victim of a deadly gang rape had boarded the bus on Dec. 16, 2012, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. When one of the four men sentenced to death for the high-profile gang rape of the woman in 2012 was quoted in a new documentary as saying "a girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," he was repeating something community and religious leaders in this nation of 1.2 billion routinely say. Mukesh Singh, who was driving the bus for much of the time that the 23-year-old woman was being attacked, told the documentary film maker that the victim should have remained silent and allowed the rape, and that they would have spared her life. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim.


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By Lucien Libert MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - China's representative at talks on Iran's nuclear program said on Thursday he saw hope that a deal would be done, a day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "significant gaps" remained to be negotiated. "We are at the final stage of our efforts for a comprehensive agreement," Wang Qun, Director-General of the arms control department of China's Foreign Ministry, told reporters. "We do think that it's a last stage and hopefully we could reach an agreement." Wang was speaking in Montreux, the Swiss lakeside town where Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrapped up 10 hours of talks over three days on Wednesday. Kerry flew on to Riyadh, where he briefed Gulf Arab leaders on Thursday, leaving senior diplomats from Iran and the so-called P5+1 countries - the United States, China, Russia, France Britain and Germany - to continue negotiations.The six powers and Iran have set an end-June deadline to reach an agreement that curbs sensitive Iranian nuclear work in exchange for sanctions relief.
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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert placing his right hand on his face leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015 after being attacked by a man. Lippert was in stable condition after the man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said. The board at right reads: "U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert's lecture." (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-sung) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is only the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.


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