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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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Goldberg Reviews: Reality
Director Matteo Garrone casts convicted murderer as the lead in this award winning film
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists interpret the crucifix
In the midst of a vast cultural melting pot in Williamsburg, a pastor is seeking a way to break down barriers and invite a search for commonality through art. The ¡Crucificado! Art Show at St. Paul...
Mar 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Musica Reginae Productions presents a forum for contemporary classical music
While new classical compositions are often misunderstood and underappreciated, a production company has recently introduced a new way to promote and introduce the genre. For the last 13 years, the ...
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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LaGuardia students surprise the competition
LaGuardia Community College students proved to themselves and the nation that Queens definitely brings competition to the table when it comes to the art of theater. While over 1,100 students applie...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Shangaa: Art of Tanzania”
A wooden Tanzanian mask showcased at the “Shangaa: Art of Tanzania” opening at Queensborough Community College’s QCC Art Gallery at 22205 56th Ave. in Bayside, where over 150 East African artifacts...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Leviathan
Film presents an eerie silence in the violent waters of Massachusetts
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sleeping Beauty at Brooklyn
An interactive fairy tale musical enchants and teaches children the magic of theater
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria dance company celebrates 15 years with new performance
Green Space is just ‘Skimming the Surface’
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2013
Some fun activities for your holiday celebration
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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New bakery highlights Astoria's growth
A Moroccan baker's first business venture
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Kiarostomi's Story of Someone in Love
Simple writing, subtle acting, but a complicated case
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great outdoors comes to NYC
With 30,000 sq. ft., new climbing gym matches the largest in the Nation
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where to party for Super Bowl XLVII
It is not just sports bars and pubs in on the action
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Supporting Characters
Supporting Characters focuses on two film editors balancing their personal relationships while trying to rework a movie. It stars Alex Karpovsky, who is the best known for his role as Ray Ploshansk...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Innovative art studio aimed at the young
In 2010, Valerie Plasmati was a mother living in Queens who had a daughter enrolled in fourth grade at a local elementary school, PS 32, the State Street School, in Flushing. Her daughter participa...
Jan 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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One of Indonesian police armored vehicles carrying two Australian prisoners arrives at Wijaya Pura port in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Indonesia began transferring the two Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran early Wednesday in preparation for the execution by firing squad of nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling, as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in an 11th hour bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.


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A man walks past the house where Omar Trevino, leader of the Zetas drug cartel, was detained by federal forces in San Pedro Garza, near MonterreyMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S., a federal official said.


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French nuclear group Areva confirmed Wednesday record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactorFrench nuclear group Areva confirmed Wednesday record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactor. "The scale of the net loss for 2014 illustrates the two-fold challenge confronting Areva: continuing stagnation of the nuclear operations, lack of competitiveness and difficulties in managing the risks inherent in large projects," chief executive Philippe Knoche said in a statement. Areva has taken a particular hit in the past year from delays in building its Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant in Finland, as well as difficulties with its renewable energy contracts. The company, which is 87-percent owned by the French state, has suffered in recent years as interest in nuclear power has cooled following the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe in Japan.


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