blog roll
our featured bloggers
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 ...

more blogs

news
104th precinct Police blotter (11/27/14-12/7/14)
Thursday, Nov. 27 Joseph Didomenico was arrested at the intersection of 60th Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Gonzalez. Virgil Garcia-Barrios was arrested at the ...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Troop 17 hits the trail
Elmhurst's Boy Scout Troop 17 set out on an adventure in Staten Island last month at William H. Pouch Scout Camp, highlighting some of the natural beauty that can be found inside of New York City. ...
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Retraining the country’s largest police force
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD unveil new three-day training course
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NYC Coalition Against Hunger calls for return of SNAP funding
Report shows food pantries are over-utilized and under-funded
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
With lawsuit pending, coalition seeks more support
Reaching out to Middle Village residents
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/17/14-11/30/14)
Monday, Nov. 17 Ramon Delgado was arrested at the intersection of 69th Avenue and 80th Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Lovallo. Manuel Dominguez was arrested at 60-50 Flushing ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Good Deeds Essay Contest winner announced
When the opportunity arose to compete in an essay contest at his school, 12-year-old Gurveer Singh jumped at the chance to share his stories. One story the I.S. 93 student told was about the time h...
Nov 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Truck accident on Grand Ave. shuts down street for three hours
Locals say crash is an example of larger issue with truck traffic
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
DEP responds to Maspeth sinkhole rumors
Following rumors that a recent foundation collapse at a Maspeth home on 58th Road may be related to a nearby sinkhole, the Department of Environmental Protection thoroughly examined the area and fo...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Family and friends remember longtime sanitation worker Steven Frosch
NYC Department of Sanitation dedicates Maspeth Broom Garage in his honor
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Councilwoman still pushing school at shelter site
City still says they have no interest in the proposal
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Knockdown Center hosts deadmau5, sparking some complaints
Precinct calls accusations of misconduct “gross exaggeration”
Nov 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
After the collapse: Maspeth family faces homelessness
Insurance company may not cover damage to their home
Nov 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/3/14-11/16?14)
Monday, Nov. 3 Genesis Santos was arrested at 60-76 71st Avenue for second-degree assault by Officer Aragona. Maxna Jerome was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Arcuri named president of Library Foundation board
The Queens Library Foundation just named longtime community advocate Vincent Arcuri, Jr. president of its Board of Directors. Arcuri, who is currently the chair of Community Board 5 and vice chair ...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

An image grab taken from a video released by Islamic State group's official Al-Raqqa site via YouTube on September 23, 2014, allegedly shows IS group recruits riding in armed trucks in an unknown locationA California man who tried to travel to Syria last year has been charged with attempting to join the so-called Islamic state militant group, US prosecutors announced Wednesday. Adam Dandach, 21 -- also known as Fadi Fadi Dandach -- was charged with trying to provide support to a foreign terrorist group and making a false passport application statement to facilitate terrorism, they said. If convicted of all the charges, Dandach could face up to 25 years in prison. When arrested Dandach told FBI agents that he was traveling to Syria "for the purpose of pledging his alliance and assistance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS," according to court documents.


2015-03-04 19:38:55 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.
2015-03-04 19:36:20 -0500

Pharrell Williams and an unidentified woman leave Los Angeles Federal Court after testifying at trial in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Grammy-winning singer Williams says he wasn't trying to copy the late Marvin Gaye's music for the hit song "Blurred Lines," but he was trying to evoke the feeling of late 1970s tunes. Williams is being sued by Gaye's children, who claim "Blurred Lines" improperly copies their father's hit "Got to Give it Up." Singer Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. are also defendants in the case. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharrell Williams told a jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."


2015-03-04 19:35:56 -0500