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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 | 63 63 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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Remember the meaning of Memorial Day
Dear Editor: Memorial Day is fast approaching, and I hope it will not slip by with many forgetting the importance of this day. Memorial Day in my book is not just another day off to shop for sales ...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build the pipeline, just not for oil
Dear Editor: There is much talk, both positive and negative, relating to the XL Keystone Pipeline. It would pump crude tar sand oil from Canada across the U.S to Texas, where it would be refined an...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for accountability in Benghazi attack
Dear Editor: If an investigation of the Benghazi attack should reveal that there were members of the Obama administration, including the president himself, knew what really happened, then all of th...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another one bites the dust
Dear Editor: State Senator John Sampson was just arrested for embezzling $440,000 and now joins a long list of elected officials who think they are above the law. These men and women in government ...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nursing Home Week
Dear Editor: National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day and ends May 18, is a special week to recognize “Team Care: Everyone Pitches In!” Today’s skilled nursing care facilities (a.k.a...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guns don't belong in hands of kids
Dear Editor: A recent front page photo in the Daily News spotlights the NRA's total insanity. The gun nut showing his young daughter how to fire an AR-15 assault rifle at the NRA's convention shoul...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Connecticut loss is a Texas gain
Dear Editor: In the May 9th issue there was a letter from Kimberly Lee hailing the state of Connecticut for the departure of gun manufacturer Colt to Texas. The AR-15 may not be popular in the Cons...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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No soccer stadium!
Dear Editor: Flushing Meadows Corona Park is very important to the people of Queens. With many acres of grass and trees, it is a place where thousands of people come every day to relax and enjoy th...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The library needs you
Dear Editor: The city’s Executive Budget has been released. It proposes a cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million, part of a proposed cut to libraries citywide of $100 million. If that proposal were...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sign of resilience
Dear Editor: The terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and destroyed the World Trade Center thought they could knock us out, but we're back on top with the final piece on top of One World Trade center...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colt bolts for Texas
Dear Editor: Three cheers for Connecticut! Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15, is packing up its wares. They are leaving the Constitution State and Governor Dannel Malloy for the Lone Star State a...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raising smoking age will do little good
Dear Editor: "Waiting to inhale? Here we go again" (In Our Opinion - April 25) will only result in increasing the growth of street corner cigarette sales known as "loosies." Consumption of tobacco ...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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No parking for public housing tenants

Dear Editor: 
New York City Housing Authority tenants are screaming about a hike in parking fees, Here's some advice: shut up and chill out. How do you qualify for public housing if you own a car?...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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NRA more important than the public
Dear Editor: Like The National Rifle Association, many parts of the legislative body are driven by money and power. It does not seem to matter in these modern times the damage all are causing on ou...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's keep Northern clean
Dear Editor: On the northeast corner of Northern Blvd. and the Clearview Expressway in Bayside is a green area where the Soldier’s Monument proudly stands. The monument commemorates the sacrifices ...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health workers wearing protective equipment are disinfected outside the Island Clinic in Monrovia, where patients are treated for EbolaGuinea and Sierra Leone reported 132 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to March 1, an increase of 34 over the previous week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Liberia did not report any new confirmed infections in the week for the first time since May last year, but disease surveillance may not be optimal given the low number of samples, the U.N. agency said in its latest update on West Africa's epidemic. Only half of the 51 new infections in Guinea came from registered contacts of Ebola patients and some cases are only identified after post-mortem testing, it said. "The number of confirmed Ebola virus disease deaths occurring in the community in Guinea and Sierra Leone remains high, suggesting that the need for early isolation and treatment is not yet understood, accepted or acted upon," the WHO said in a statement.


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Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, left, reaches for a rebound over Arkansas' Bobby Portis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It might be a two-man game when it comes to the race for player of the year.


2015-03-05 02:14:40 -0500

File photo of Australian Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran waiting in a temporary cell for their appeal hearing in Denpasar District Court in Indonesia's resort island of BaliJAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's deputy foreign minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir said on Thursday the government has rejected Australia's proposal of a prisoner swap to save the lives of two convicted Australian drug traffickers on death row, media reported. The rejection of the deal was reported by Indonesia's MetroTV. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had proposed a prisoner swap to her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour bid to save the lives Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, who are due to face a firing squad within days. ...


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