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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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arts and entertainmemt
Forest Hills gets jazzed up
Jimmy Heath performs at Church-in-the-Gardens for a special Mother’s Day weekend performance
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with The Jolles Duo
Last Sunday, in honor of Spanish influenced music and as a special celebration for Cinco de Mayo, the Day of the Dead, The Jolles Duo gave a special harp and violin performance at the Church-in-the...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
“Lord of the Flies” meets “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in this family friendly musical production with an all-children cast. On the weekend of May 18 and 19, The Garden Players, an after-school drama ...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Let's Hear it For Queens"
Queens musical pays tribute to the borough
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young artists flock to Ridgewood
A group of young artists assembled on Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood on Friday night their work and new ideas with a vibrant and raw enthusiasm. Fred Valentine, owner of Valentine Gallery at 464 Seneca...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 201 201 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival
Cutie and the Boxer “Cutie and the Boxer” is an enduring love story between Ushio and Noriko Shinohara who have been married for 40 years, and struggle through the trials and tribulations of Ushio'...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sakura Matsuri Festival
To most New Yorkers, spring is a brief three-week stint when the temperature rises to the mere 50s, brutal allergies kick in and we get to shed our puffy coats we’ve been lugging around for the las...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Mistaken for Strangers
The Tribeca Film Festival opened on Wednesday night with “Mistaken for Strangers”, a film directed by Tom Berninger, brother rock and roll front man, Matt Berninger. While one of the most successfu...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: To The Wonder
Story told through visuals falls flat
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn-based Texas duo releases first album
Q&A with the Bushwick-based rock band We Are The Wilderness
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: It’s A Disaster
It's A Disaster throws a monkey wrench into a couples’ Sunday brunch when a dirty bomb and gas attack hits town. Rachel Boston, Kevin Brennan and David Cross play in a group of seemingly normal peo...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Army-styled Fitness Club Coming to Queens
Pharaoh's Army Fitness Club is the newest contender on Queens Boulevard
Apr 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Somebody Up There Likes Me
Somebody Up There Likes Me is a dark comedy, filled with cynicism about marriage and family. Keith Poulson plays Max, a man who never ages due to a mystical piece of luggage that deceptively keeps ...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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A history of Forest Hills in pictures
Nicholas Hirshon’s new book “Images of America: Forest Hills”
Mar 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Admission
Q and A with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd about a comedy that takes on the serious issue of parenting
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, left, and general manager Rick Spielman leave the home of NFL running back Adrian Peterson, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. in The Woodlands, Texas. Zimmer and Spielman met with Peterson to discuss his future with the NFL football team. (AP Photo/Conroe Courier, Jason Fochtman)The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.


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Jun Lei, CEO of Chinese smartphone company and a delegate to the National People's Congress, poses for a selfie as he talks to journalists gathered outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Thousands of delegates from all over the country are in the Chinese capital this week to attend the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — China has set an official economic growth target of about 7 percent for this year, according to a work report to be delivered Thursday by the country's premier.


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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL football game in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Manning will return for a fourth season in Denver and 18th in the NFL. Manning will reduce his salary from $19 million to $15 million in 2015, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. However, he can make up all of the $4 million pay cut by reaching certain performance benchmarks. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.


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