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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 | 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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Astoria's Mt. Sinai opens new transfusion center
Facility part of $125 million expansion plan for hospital
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Family of George Gibbons organizes letter-writing campaign
Hope to prolong his killer’s time behind bars
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/23/15-1/1/15)
Monday, Feb. 23 Manuel Dominguez was arrested at 60-50 Flushing Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer Scrimenti. Atyna Yates was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer...
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Owner: 176 Woodward Avenue is not for sale
Despite rumors, planned development going forward
Feb 25, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers at Nevada, Georgia diners plan class-action lawsuit
Past and current employees of Elmhurst’s Nevada Diner and Georgia Diner have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the two restaurants, both owned by Queens restaurateur Dimitrios Kaloidis....
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/9/15-2/22/15)
Monday, Feb. 9 Emilio Rodriguez was arrested at 1713 Harman Street for assault by Officer Rodriguez. Sixto Rivera was arrested at 1928 Stanhope Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelo Kantlis, owner of Fame Diner, passes away
Maspeth business owner Angelo Kantlis has passed away at the age of 65. Kanlis died on the evening of February 12. He owned the popular Fame Diner on Grand Avenue, where customers stopped by to off...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 considers reverting 176 Woodward to manufacturing
A motion was introduced at Wednesday’s Community Board 5 meeting to revert the lot at 176 Woodward Avenue in Ridgewood from a residential to manufacturing zone. Although currently home to just an e...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Board 5 calls for access at Newtown Creek site
The Department of Environmental Protection came under fire at the Community Board 5 meeting on Wednesday, after the latest iteration of the Newtown Creek aeration project showed no inclusion of pub...
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Trailers trashed: P.S. 19 to lose temporary classrooms
Expansion part of city ambitious school construction plan
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator pushes to remove sex offenders from family shelters
DHS called out for placing felons with women and children
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/2/15-2/8/15)
Monday, Feb. 2 Thomas Crotty was arrested at 76-12 57th Road for criminal contempt by Officer Babayev. Tuesday, Feb. 3 Sammy Deleo was arrested at 62-06 60th Street for grand larceny by Detective H...
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Smith, Tabone looking at decades behind bars in GOP bribery scheme
Former Queens County HQ shuttered
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Man struck, killed in Ridgewood
A California man was struck by two vehicles and killed in Ridgewood on Tuesday. The 36-year-old victim, Kamil Gorski, was hit as he crossed the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 62nd Street a...
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City to rename street after Maspeth sanitation worker
67th Drive in Middle Village will honor Steven Frosch
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, New York Mets' Daniel Murphy pauses while working out in a batting cage during a spring training baseball practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay. The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB's first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. Murphy spoke to NJ Advance Media afterward. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay.


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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, an Amtrak logo is seen on a train at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. The House has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast Corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize. The bill was approved Wednesday by a vote of 316 to 101. It authorizes $7.2 billion over the next four years, keeping Amtrak subsidies nearly the same as current spending levels. Amtrak supporters had urged an increase in funds to address a backlog of infrastructure projects. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.


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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination.
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