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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 | 64 64 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 | 161 161 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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The Dilemma isn't much of one
There is a comic plot device that is so common that most people overlook it. The basic formula for this common comedic tool is this: take one kind of funny man who is possibly overweight, just weir...
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists showcase their creations at Brooklyn Textile Show
On view at the Brooklyn Textile Center until Feb. 25
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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DIY fashions to liven up your wardrobe
If you have the will to get creative with your wardrobe this winter, then there’s a way to win over those winter wardrobe blues. If you start your day staring into your closet hoping that something...
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Country Strong" is kind of weak
Do you ever wonder how Hollywood comes up with ideas for movies? I think people probably just sit around in a room and throw ideas around: “How about a movie about a country singer at the tail end ...
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small hands, big world: Captured
The Kew Gardens Children's Photo Show aims to showcase the photography of local kids
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author Neal Gillen talks about life in Queens
Neal Gillen’s seven novels have all in some way or another, featured Queens. Whether as a setting, or a place that a character goes to hide out, the author, who now lives in Maryland, returns to hi...
Jan 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cute and prepared to weather any storm
Tips to keep your winter shoes in top condition
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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The King's Speech delivers on que
With the decline in the average person’s attention span and the advent of special effects that can show people not only dodging bullets but sweat flying off their forehead as they do it, its unusua...
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz up your new year resolutions
Learn with the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters in panels, workshops and classes.
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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New year, new wardrobe
Any fashion trend that you see this spring will have the same common thread: Color. Any fashion publication, celebrity news report or stylist will tell you that ‘brights are in and drab is out’. Is...
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beat the Winter Blues
Shorter days, colder temperatures and more time stuck inside can color anyone’s winter a little blue. Whether you’re feeling sluggish, irritable, noticing a change in appetite, or even just feeling...
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cool ways to celebrate New Years
Take a break from TimesSquare and chill out with these events.
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Art of “Craftacular” Creations
The handmade craze was in full effect this past Sunday, Dec. 12th at a local designer open market we stumbled upon, sponsored by BUST Magazine—“The magazine for women with something to get off thei...
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a treat
Following close on Harry Potter’s heels, the new Narnia film, “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” was released on Dec. 10. While “The Voyage” didn’t even come to close to gro...
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gifts that keep giving
Six sure ways to impress this holiday
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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China has lowered its 2015 economic growth target to "approximately seven percent", as authorities seek a more sustainable path for the world's second-largest economy after its decades-long boomChina lowered its 2015 economic growth target to "approximately seven percent" Thursday, scaling down expectations in the face of "formidable" difficulties for the world's second-largest economy after its decades-long boom. The figure announced by Premier Li Keqiang is the lowest since a similar goal in 2004 and comes after China's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest pace in 24 years. Last year's target was "about 7.5 percent". Beijing also reduced multiple other targets including trade growth and inflation.


2015-03-05 03:37:37 -0500

A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeThe deal -- the latest example of a big drugmaker swooping on a biotech firm to refill its medicine pipeline -- confounds expectations that Pharmacyclics would sell out to Johnson & Johnson . AbbVie will pay $261.25 per share in cash and stock, a 13 percent premium to Pharmacyclics stock's closing price on Wednesday. AbbVie failed last October to buy Dublin-based Shire Plc for $55 billion after the United States took steps to deter such tax-lowering deals. Deutsche Bank analyst Robyn Karnauskas said the deal was positive for AbbVie as Pharmacyclics' blood cancer treatment Imbruvica would diversify the business beyond Humira.


2015-03-05 03:30:04 -0500

Rescuers find 32 dead miners in east Ukraine mineDonetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Rescuers found 32 bodies of miners in the Zasyadko mine in eastern Ukraine a day after a blast ripped through the shaft, a rebel official said on Thursday.


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