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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 | 108 108 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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The Culture Spot: Red Hook’s Fort Defiance
Newcomer Fort Defiance is certainly filling a niche in the burgeoning, albeit isolated, Red Hook bar scene. Owned by St. John Frizell, a former Pegu Club bartender, the café-bar’s focus is clearly ...
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Play'-ing By My Own Rules
Playwright Takes On Asian Stereotypes
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Call of the Wild
Joel Meyerowitz creates a ‘Legacy’ for NY Nature Lovers
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work Wardrobe a Mess? Ben Wolff shows you how to 're-dress'
When Ben Wolff graduated from college with a degree in theater, he took a job in retail as a temporary means of supporting himself while he looked for acting gigs. He ended up keeping the retail jo...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through the view-finder: A glimpse at my future
Brian Chan was in high school when he went to Hong Kong on vacation. Figuring he might as well capture some of the memories from his trip, he purchased a simple point-and-shoot camera. Before he kn...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rooftop Winter Wonderland
A second ice skating rink comes to Queens
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Write’ Move
Playwright/novelist is far from struggling
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: The Secret Is Out
LIC’s The Secret Theatre Thinks Outside The Little Black Box
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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East meets West
Film explores Christianity in India
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A change of scene at Queens Theatre
In the past, New York City's art scene has flourished almost exclusively in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but it seems that's about to change with the recent opening of 109 Square, Queens Theatre in the ...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beer Here! (And Here, And Here, And Here…)
RED STAR BAR Launches 1st GREENPOINT BEER FESTIVAL
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sound of Success
Jazz musician Najee reflects on his career
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where are the Jews?
A Jewish-American Explores the Lack of a Jewish-European Identity
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasabassco Burlesque still going strong after five years
Rumors of the demise of burlesque have been greatly exaggerated.
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Its road trip time for an American Moses
Huckleberry Finn didn’t invent lighting out for the territories, he just popularized the concept. Since Twain’s masterpiece, go-for-broke journeys of self-discovery (usually westward) have become a...
Nov 04, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty if convicted of killing three people and wounding 264 in April 2013Survivors of the Boston marathon bombings choked back tears Wednesday as they told how a day of celebration turned into a horrific urban war zone of torn limbs and burnt flesh. Victims recalled smoke, chaos and terrified screams as they lay in excruciating pain fearing death from the deadly blasts near the finish line at the 2013 race. Karen McWatters, a mother of two who lost a leg, told how she held hands with Krystle Campbell, one of the three people who were killed, and how she felt life ebbing from her close friend. Despite agonizing injuries, McWatters said she pulled herself over burning pieces of shrapnel to get close to her friend.


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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (C) he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015, after he was slashed on his face and arm by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogansThe US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean state media. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington will never be deterred by "acts of violence" as the ambassador was rushed to hospital where his condition was described as stable after two-and-a-half hours of surgery that included 80 stitches to a deep gash on his right cheek. In a brief despatch, North Korea's official KCNA news agency called the attack "just punishment" and a valid "expression of resistance" that reflected South Korean public opposition to the joint drills which went ahead over Pyongyang's bitter protests.


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Crows sit on braches of a tree under snowfall on March 5, 2015 in Washington, DCA major winter storm slammed parts of the United States Thursday, as thousands of flights were canceled and government offices shut down in anticipation of more than half a foot of snow in the nation's capital. Snow started to fall in some parts of Washington DC Thursday, where the Office of Personnel Management ordered government employees to stay home. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cautioned.


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