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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 66 66 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 | 63 63 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 | 109 109 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 | 127 127 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 | 163 163 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 | 196 196 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 | 228 228 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 | 293 293 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 | 302 302 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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'Bro-mance' at its hilarious best
Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis are two of the funniest actors around these days. The comic duo hit the screens last week in their new comedy “Due Date,” which plays on these two men’s str...
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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The BQE Design Expo is here!
One day only - Nov. 13th
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not a bad follow-up album at all
This week I was trying to decide between two different musical albums to review. Knowing absolutely nothing about either band, I first picked the one that had a cooler looking album cover. I can’t ...
Nov 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hearts of Gold tackles a women's social issue in style
This past Thursday evening we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Hearts of Gold annual “Hooray for Hollywood” 2010 Gala. Hearts of Gold is a not-for-profit organization that assists single m...
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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'One Ride' well worth taking
The rodeo comes to Queens Theatre in the Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foul language and off-color jokes abound
Film Preview: "Circus Maximus" (2010)
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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All that glitters is in the family
Delali and Kimaathi Haligah, mother-son design duo
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Better with age, or perhaps just funnier
"RED" (2010)
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super Shopping Stop Spotlight: Park Slope
'Eidolon' and 'Two Lovers'
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz greats, grooves and upcoming gigs
The 40th Annual "All Nite Soul" swung through New York City Sunday October 10, 2010 and lasted well into Columbus Day with the sweet and sassy sounds of jazz performed by renowned bands and emergin...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revisiting the late, great Max's Kansas City
In 2005, Kansas City adopted "Kansas City" as its official song, dedicating "Goin' To Kansas City Plaza" in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz district. First recorded in 1952 by the R&B Singer, Littl...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's kind of an unfunny movie
Film Review: "It's Kind of a Funny Story" (2010)
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Local Designer Spotlight at the BQE Design Expo
Angels N Divas, Miz Krafty
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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How can a movie about Facebook be so good?
Movie review: "The Social Network" (2010)
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greed is good; this movie, however, is not
Film review: "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010)
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national news

FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2011 file photo, Cardinal Edward Egan speaks with a reporter during an interview in New York. Egan, who was Archbishop-Emeritus, 12th bishop and 9th archbishop and 7th Cardinal of the See of New York, died of cardiac arrest, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in New York. He was 82. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82.


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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, John Phillips works at his auto repair shop in Decatur, Ill. Phillips is quick to say he’s not a fan of President Barack Obama’s health care law, but says he’s worried about the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the law’s subsidies in roughly three dozen states, including Illinois. After mixed signals from the Supreme Court, states may have to take over quickly to prevent millions from potentially losing their coverage. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)MIAMI (AP) — Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for backup planning.


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A plane that skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport hangs over the edge of the runway in New York, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The plane, from Atlanta, skidded off the runway while landing, and crashed through a chain-link fence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay.


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