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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 | 63 63 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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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...
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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
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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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Health workers wearing protective equipment are disinfected outside the Island Clinic in Monrovia, where patients are treated for EbolaGuinea and Sierra Leone reported 132 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to March 1, an increase of 34 over the previous week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Liberia did not report any new confirmed infections in the week for the first time since May last year, but disease surveillance may not be optimal given the low number of samples, the U.N. agency said in its latest update on West Africa's epidemic. Only half of the 51 new infections in Guinea came from registered contacts of Ebola patients and some cases are only identified after post-mortem testing, it said. "The number of confirmed Ebola virus disease deaths occurring in the community in Guinea and Sierra Leone remains high, suggesting that the need for early isolation and treatment is not yet understood, accepted or acted upon," the WHO said in a statement.


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Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, left, reaches for a rebound over Arkansas' Bobby Portis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It might be a two-man game when it comes to the race for player of the year.


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File photo of Australian Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran waiting in a temporary cell for their appeal hearing in Denpasar District Court in Indonesia's resort island of BaliJAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's deputy foreign minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir said on Thursday the government has rejected Australia's proposal of a prisoner swap to save the lives of two convicted Australian drug traffickers on death row, media reported. The rejection of the deal was reported by Indonesia's MetroTV. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had proposed a prisoner swap to her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour bid to save the lives Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, who are due to face a firing squad within days. ...


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