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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 (2/21/11-2/27/11)
Monday, Feb. 21 Eddis Rodriguez was arrested at 913 Wyckoff Avenue for assault by Officer Taveras. Robert Schuerdffeger was arrested at 80-77 Cypress Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Leon. I...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's 'Biggest Loser'
Wellness coach launches weight loss challenge
Feb 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amalgamated Bank in Maspeth robbed
Perp leaves with an undetermined amount of money
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/14/11-2/20/11)
Monday, Feb. 14 Constantin Riesz was arrested at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Catalpa Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Conde. Samuel Jimenez was arrested at 60-36 My...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers testify against Walmart at second Council hearing
Sandra Carpenter worked at Walmart from 2008 to 2010 in Maryland. After being promoted to department manager, she led the workers and some would come to her for help. But she noticed a change in th...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro HS parents say no to Maspeth students on campus
At a public hearing, concerns of too many students and safety addressed
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT to unveil Maspeth Bypass plan
A highly anticipated report on the Maspeth Bypass plan will shed light on a decade-long project to improve traffic and air quality along Flushing and Grand avenues. The Department of Transportation...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/7/11-2/13/11)
Monday, Feb. 7 Michael Fiducia was arrested at 63-28 Woodhaven Boulevard for assault by Detective Ebron. Tuesday, Feb. 8 Charles Banks was arrested at 77-19 88th Street for driving without a licens...
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No site set yet: Efforts to keep Walmart out push on
A rally and City Council hearing leaned toward keeping the company out
Feb 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/31/11-2/6/11)
Monday, Jan. 31 Rafael Quintana was arrested at 61-29 75th Street for aggravated harassment by Detective Murray. Britt Spinosor was arrested at 66-62 Grand Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer D...
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Angelina Iavarone, matriarch with special recipes, dies at 87
Angelina Iavarone, the matriarch of the sprawling, family-owned specialty food company, whose recipes became popular take-home dishes at delis in Maspeth and on Long Island, died January 26. She wa...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/24/2011-1/30/2011)
Monday, Jan. 24 Mieczystaw Rostkowski was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Grzegorz Trazaska was arrested at 64-15 Palmetto Street for assault b...
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Markey sworn in to serve seventh term
Those that voted for Margaret Markey were able to see their choice for Assembly leader of the 30th District sworn in on Sunday, January 23. The lifelong resident of Maspeth will serve her seventh t...
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Queens State of the Borough
Marshall celebrates accomplishments, sets future goals
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Snow storm slams city (again)
Schools closed, mass transit crippled
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, entrance seen here, may have unwittingly infected nearly 70 patients with a treatment-resistant superbug, it said Wednesday, becoming the second Los Angeles hospital to issue an alertThe Cedars-Sinai Medical Center may have unwittingly infected nearly 70 patients with a treatment-resistant superbug, it said Wednesday, becoming the second Los Angeles hospital to issue an alert. The top hospital, known for treating Hollywood celebrities, said four patients were confirmed with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria (CRE), which was linked last month to two deaths at another Los Angeles hospital. In both cases -- the other hospital involved was the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center -- the infections were apparently transmitted via tainted surgical tools called duodenoscopes, used to diagnose and treat diseases of the pancreas and bile duct. "Despite the fact that Cedars-Sinai meticulously followed the disinfection procedure" recommended by the manufacturer, the hospital "has identified a total of four patients who had a CRE transmission," said Cedars-Sinai.


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during arrival at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Chancellor Merkel is on a one day trip to Brussels to meet with the college of EU commissioners. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch cautioned Wednesday against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout.


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This image released Wednesday, March 4, 2015, by the Wilson County, N.C. Sheriff's Office, shows a composite sketch by investigators of one of the suspects in a heist of millions of dollars in gold bars from a truck on a North Carolina interstate highway on Sunday, March 1. Authorities have said that three armed robbers drove up while the truck was having mechanical problems and stole 275 pounds of gold bars worth $4.8 million. (AP Photo/Wilson County Sheriff's Office)WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.


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