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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 | 160 160 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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Vote for Rand
Dear Editor: How refreshing to see the liberal New York Times run a major front page article ("Rand Paul's Mixed Inheritance - January 26). Kentucky Senator Rand Paul reminds me of the modern-day c...
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Divisive de Blasio
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade because he says it excludes certain groups. Whatever happened to unifying a city, not dividing a city? It sound...
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'No' to legalizing illegal housing
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is floating the idea of legalizing illegal basement apartments and other units as a way of dealing with the need for more affordable housing in our city. These pro...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Throw the book at Bieber
While all this talk about Justin Bieber being deported may seem a little extreme, I have not heard anybody talk about the fact that he is under the legal drinking age, for which the legal BAC is 0....
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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Islam Through My Eyes
Dear Editor: I am an eleven-year-old American Ahmadi Muslim. My parents are from Bangladesh and I am attending 6th grade in middle school. It has been quite an experience growing up in post-9/11 Am...
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Good move too late
Dear Editor: The announcement by Senator Chuck Schumer that he is going to sponsor legislation that will prevent another incident like the disappearance and tragic death of Avonte Oquendo certainly...
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Break up the Port Authority
Dear Editor: Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes necessary. Consider that on a bipartisan basis members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are appointed by New York and New Jerse...
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A plan for the Q53
Dear Editor: I am so glad that the Q53 bus now operates 24 hours a day. It helps commuters, workers, employers, businesses and all of Queens. This is a great bus that unites most of Queens from Woo...
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Bad move Bill
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the city's appeal in connection to the policy of stop and frisk. Now watch as more guns enter New York and the murder rate will and robberies go up. We wil...
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Blocked on Clearview
Dear Editor: Again it has happened. I come down the sidewalk along the Clearview Service Road on my motorized scooter and vehicles from Star Nissan block my way because they are parked on the sidew...
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Dump the dispatcher!
Dear Editor: Regarding the letter “Dump the chaplain” (1/16 ), where the gentleman rambles how the Department of Sanitation doesn't need a chaplain and our job is just dealing with bad odors and we...
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Money talk
Dear editor: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Is that true? Mr. A is making $ 30,000 a year in New York. By American standards he is considered poor, although he probably has a televisi...
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Bad decision
Dear Editor: The decision by the mayor and chancellor to open public schools after the heavy snowstorm was not a very smart move. Even though many streets had been plowed by the Department of Sanit...
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New approach to world's oldest profession
Dear Editor: Hopefully, New York City will be seeing an end to the racist policy of stop and frisk. Maybe with new administration we will see a change in its sexist version. Prostitutes, who are of...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is Mulgrew?
Dear Editor: The uproar at P.S. 106 is such a travesty. One question that those teachers at that chaotic school should be asking is "Where is the UFT?" Why hasn't Michael Mulgrew, president of the ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 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.


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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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