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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 | 108 108 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/10/14-2/16/14)
Monday, Feb. 10 Sergio Ortiz was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for theft of service by Officer Phillips. Marlon Maldonado was arrested at 57-39 Cooper Avenue for giving...
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Timing of Middle Village principal retirement a bit awkward
Says he put in paperwork before sexual harassment allegations
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/3/13-2/9/13)
Monday, Feb. 3 Robert Wilamowski was arrested at 58-48 75th Street for criminal mischief by Officer Maksimiuk. Jonathan Bohan was arrested at 62-45 81st Street for petit larceny by Officer Chiarell...
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Christian Doran, 28, co-founder of People for the Pavilion passes
Christian Doran, co-founder of People for the Pavilion, passed away on Saturday from an asthma attack. Doran, 28, was a Maspeth resident involved in a movement to preserve the New York State Pavili...
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Bike Infrastructure blueprints unveiled for CB5
Industrial businesses worry new lanes bring up liability issues
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman proposes tighter youth football regulations
Bill to require sideline doctors for all games and practices
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CB5 to meet, discuss 2014 street fairs
Community Board 5 will hold it's monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda includes a public fo...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/27/13-2/2/13)
Monday, Jan. 27 Anthony Rattoballi was arrested at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue for possession of a graffiti instrument by Officer Brink. Michael O'Connell was arrested at ...
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Legislative crack down on driving without a license
State pols introduce bills making offense a felony
Jan 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan’s Players to present The Wizard of Oz
The students of St. Stanislaus Kostka School have developed their own off-Broadway stage with several years of performances under their belts, and this year they are proud to present their own rend...
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104th Precinct warns of MoneyPak scam
Following a string of door-to-door scams from crooks posing as employees with Con Edison, officers at the 104th Precinct have issued a community alert. Con men claiming to work with various utility...
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The fate of our little street tree
WOODHAVEN DEVELOPMENTS
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104th Precinct Police Botter (1/20/14-1/26/14)
Monday, Jan. 20 Sandro Carrillo was arrested at 1821 Stockholm Street for assault by Officer Walsh, Harvey Breton was arrested at the intersection of Jefferson and Wyckoff avenues for petit larceny...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (1/13/14-1/19/14)
Monday, Jan. 13 Louis Canteli was arrested at 1872 Putnam Avenue for menacing and assault by Officer Campbell. Robert Quiles was arrested at 1671 Cornelia Street for assault Detective Diaquoi. Nich...
Jan 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chase Bank robbery on Grand Avenue
Police arrested a Staten Island man on Tuesday following a robbery at the Chase Bank at 66-02 Grand Ave. in Maspeth. After responding to a 911 call at approximately 3:25 p.m. that a man later ident...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Clare Baldwin and Nicole Li HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's third-ranked leader wants greater attention paid to young people in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, after they staged pro-democracy protests last year that shut down parts of the city for two and a half months. Zhang Dejiang, who heads China's largely rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), said last year's "illegal acts" highlighted a need to focus on young people and possibly revive the idea of a patriotic curriculum, Hong Kong media said on Thursday. The comments echo remarks last month by the head of China's Hong Kong Liaison Office, who said Beijing aimed to tighten control of the global financial hub and warned that the central government could take a renewed interest in patriotic education, an issue that sparked mass protests in Hong Kong in 2012.
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The Bank of England is seen, with a statue in the foreground, in the City of LondonThe Bank of England marked the sixth anniversary of its cutting interest rates to a record low by keeping them on hold once again on Thursday, but an improving economy suggests rates are likely to rise at some point over the next 12 months. While no economist polled by Reuters expects the Monetary Policy Committee will vote to raise rates before a May 7 national election, given record low inflation, there are signs that policymakers believe a rate hike could come sooner rather than later. The BoE said on Thursday it was keeping rates at 0.5 percent, their level since the depths of the financial crisis. Business surveys this week showed Britain's economy started 2015 strongly, and wage data in the next few months could provide some policymakers with enough evidence that it can start to be weaned off low borrowing costs.


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Senior Russian, Ukrainian, German and French officials will meet in Berlin on Friday to discuss eastern Ukraine and next steps needed toward implementing a peace accord struck three weeks ago in Minsk, Germany's foreign minister said. Political directors of the countries' foreign ministries and deputy foreign ministers will attend the talks on Friday.
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