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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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Goldberg Reviews: Reality
Director Matteo Garrone casts convicted murderer as the lead in this award winning film
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 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 | 94 94 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 | 82 82 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 | 78 78 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 | 79 79 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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A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeAbbVie Inc is to buy Pharmacyclics Inc for about $21 billion, giving it access to what is expected to be one of the world's top-selling cancer drugs and expanding its reach in the profitable oncology field. The 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.


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PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.
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FILE - In this June 8, 2007 file photo, a glass of milk sits on the table in Montgomery, Ala. In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms. In response to concerns, the agency in 2012 took samples of raw milk on the farms and tested them for 31 drugs. Results released by the agency Thursday show that less than 1 percent of the total samples showed any evidence of drug residue. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.


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