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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 | 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 | 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/19/15/-2/2/15)
Monday, Jan. 19 Cesar Ramirez was arrested at 656 Seneca Avenue for violation of local law by Officer Oswald. William E. Dickens was arrested at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and 74th Street fo...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Push to end pre-employment credit checks continues
The NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment delivered a letter last week to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council calling for legislation to stop what they feel to be an aggressive an...
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Glendale-Middle Village Coalition awaits city response
As the new year sets in, the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition is continuing its push to see that there is no permanent homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. Currently, the group is ...
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NY Champions for Change raises $100,000 for St. Jude’s
O’Neill’s draws massive crowd, several sports legends
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O’Neill’s and sports legends to host St. Jude’s fundraiser
To start the new year off right, O’Neill’s is hosting a fundraiser to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in cooperation with several local sports legends. Headed up by 1994 Stanley Cup...
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Cinemart Cinemas is saved (for now)
Residents pack local theater to keep it from closing
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cooper Avenue shelter requests waiver from LIRR
Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano announced last week that the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue will need a waiver from the Long Island Railroad in order to continue ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Blotter Precint Police Blotter (1/12/15-1/18/15)
Monday, Jan. 12 Yenko G. Liza was arrested at the intersection of Doran Avenue and 84th Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Hili. Michael Colon was arrested at 89-39 Rutledge Aven...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens residents rally in support of police
A crowd of just over 100 people gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday in a show of support for the NYPD. They included religious and minority groups, as well as auxiliary officers...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deception criminals steal $1,450 from Maspeth resident
An elderly woman in Maspeth learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. On January 6, two men posing as workers from the Department of Environmental Protection came to the door of the 8...
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Kiwanis raises over $2,000 for Lyme disease
Kiwanis members representing three boroughs and upstate New York traveled to Maspeth last week to raise money to support children struggling with pediatric Lyme disease. Lieutenant Governor of Kiwa...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/5/15-1/11/15)
Monday, Jan. 5 Samantha Barrow was arrested at 1707 Putnam Avenue for third-degree assault by Detective Caruso. Marcos Julio was arrested at 58-32 61st Street for possession of burglary tools by Of...
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Former Middle Village principal named one of America’s worst bosses
Old PS 49 head calls inclusion on list 'craziness'
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/22/14-1/4/14)
Monday, Dec. 22 Jesenia R. Suarez was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Krokondelas. Edwin Guzman was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues for...
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Cuomo, 82, passes just hours after son's inauguration
SLIDESHOW: Photos from Mario Cuomo's time in office
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US stocks fall for a second day after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the NasdaqUS stocks fell for a second day Wednesday after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq. Dull data on private business hiring and service sector growth, and a so-so Beige Book economic survey from the Federal Reserve kept traders cautious, with eyes now on Friday's official jobs market report for February, and the European Central Bank meeting Thursday. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 106.47 points (0.58 percent) at 18,096.90. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 9.25 (0.44 percent) to 2,098.53, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite dropped 12.76 (0.26 percent) to 4,967.14.


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The US economy continued to grow at a fairly moderate rate in recent weeks, despite severe winter weather in some regions, according to a Federal Reserve report released WednesdayThe US economy continued to grow at a fairly moderate rate in recent weeks despite bad winter weather in some regions, according to a Federal Reserve report released Wednesday. Fed contacts in the Boston area, pummeled by heavy snowfalls, "were fairly upbeat this period, notwithstanding the severe weather," the report said. The slide in crude-oil prices, which have fallen more than 50 percent since June, showed up in reduced production in several districts as energy companies scaled back investment.


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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty if convicted of killing three people and wounding 264 in April 2013Lawyers for the student on trial for the Boston marathon bombings bluntly admitted Wednesday that he was responsible for the attacks, but insisted he had been led astray by his brother. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty and -- while survivors recounted the carnage in graphic detail -- the defense sought to put the bulk of the blame on his slain older sibling. Prosecutors said Tsarnaev carried out the attacks to avenge the deaths of fellow Muslims overseas after learning how to build pressure-cooker bombs through an Al-Qaeda publication. The Kyrgyzstan-born US citizen faces the death penalty if convicted of the bombings which killed three people and wounded 264, on April 15, 2013.


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