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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 65 65 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 | 62 62 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 | 107 107 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 | 126 126 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 | 162 162 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 | 195 195 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 | 227 227 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 | 292 292 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 | 301 301 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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International art meets New York City
The Jeffrey Leder gallery presents "International Painting NYC"
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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An "Enchanted Earth" awaits in Queens
Astoria photographer's work displayed at Queens Botanical Garden
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe tours: see the continent your way
(ARA Content - From the fragrant lavender fields of Provence to the Gothic spires of Prague's skyline, Europe is a treasure trove of sensory experiences. A lifetime of travel on the continent would...
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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New to motherhood? There's an app for that
A quick list of apps that will get you ready for that new chapter
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to hit the slopes on a budget this winter
(ARA) - Planning a ski trip starts with answering these three questions: What mountain should I ski/snowboard? Where should I stay while I'm there? And how much am I willing to spend on lift ticket...
Jan 04, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fair rendition of the classic , "Snow White"
As the holiday season slowly fades, families can still enjoy one show as winter temperatures finally move in -- Company XIV's return engagement of their family holiday smash-hit Snow White. Conceiv...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A roundup of New Year's events in Queens and Brooklyn
From parties to cruises & bridge walks, celebrate in style
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Fitness off your new year's resolution list
(ARA Content) - You've vowed to get fit with the start of each New Year. This year don't. Why not? First, because resolutions don't work. Second, because fitness isn't something you start, it's som...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pairing wine and art in Williamsburg for the holidays
“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” -- Benjamin Franklin Williamsburg’s ever-growing creative culture and lifestyle includes a local interest in ...
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Channeling Sinatra, finding freedom
Actor Robert Davi releases first album; hits #6 on Billboard Jazz chart
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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A skateboard culture for Crown Heights, Brooklyn
And a lesson in giving back
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Best CDs of 2011: a holiday gift guide
Maybe you like itunes but have tuned out auto-tuned vocals. Maybe you’re not waiting for Grammy nominations to tell you what’s hip. In no particlular order, here are some albums, available in CD or...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muppets Review
The Muppets Director: James Bobin Writers: Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller Cast: Gary: Jason Segel Mary: Amy Adams Tex Richman: Chris Cooper Hobo Joe: Zach Galifianakis Executive: Rashida Jones Wa...
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loads of Laughs in LIC: Queens comedian brings comedy club to community
The Laughing Devil Comedy Club opens December 16
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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A showcase too sexy for you to taste
Food Lust exhibition displays delicious sculptures, photos of food
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Lucien Libert MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - China's representative at talks on Iran's nuclear program said on Thursday he saw hope that a deal would be done, a day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "significant gaps" remained to be negotiated. "We are at the final stage of our efforts for a comprehensive agreement," Wang Qun, Director-General of the arms control department of China's Foreign Ministry, told reporters. "We do think that it's a last stage and hopefully we could reach an agreement." Wang was speaking in Montreux, the Swiss lakeside town where Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrapped up 10 hours of talks over three days on Wednesday. Kerry flew on to Riyadh, where he briefed Gulf Arab leaders on Thursday, leaving senior diplomats from Iran and the so-called P5+1 countries - the United States, China, Russia, France Britain and Germany - to continue negotiations.The six powers and Iran have set an end-June deadline to reach an agreement that curbs sensitive Iranian nuclear work in exchange for sanctions relief.
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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert placing his right hand on his face leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015 after being attacked by a man. Lippert was in stable condition after the man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said. The board at right reads: "U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert's lecture." (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-sung) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is only the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.


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In this Jan. 27, 2015, photo, Ngoty plays with her adopted mother, Virginia women's basketball coach Joanne Boyle, at Bridge Outreach Church in Charlottesville, Va. Boyle had known for decades that she wanted to adopt a child, yet it would not be easy. She took 12 trips to Senegal over nearly three years, 14 in all. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


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