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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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Education system is out of tune
Dear Editor: There are many reasons why our education system is in crisis. Prospective educators are subjected to an oppression-obsessed, feel-good and esteem-ridden curriculum with little emphasis...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for Joe
Dear Editor: Republican Joe Lhota has just received the nod to run in November for mayor of the greatest city in the country. We need a mayor who is a mayor for all of the people, not just a segmen...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave PS 229 alone
Dear Editor: This letter is regarding the rezoning of District 24 in Queens. I am concerned specifically about PS 229 and Maspeth, as my children attend PS 229. It is an unsafe and unfair proposal....
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to revisit offshore airport idea
Dear Editor: In view of the increased jet noise over the New York metro area, I thought your readers might be interested in how several large cities in Asia have dealt with this problem. For decade...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it, don't criminalize it
Dear Editor: Comptroller John Liu's support for medical marijuana ("State Must Legalize Medical Marijuana" Guest Oped - September 12) makes sense and should go further. Consumption of marijuana for...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Never forget
Dear Editor: I'm greatly troubled with some people I have spoken to who believe we must move on from 9/11. Well, I beg to differ. We lost thousands of good people. Husbands lost wives, fathers lost...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finally, compromise
Dear Editor: The announcement from Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the U.S. and Russia have finally reached an agreement regarding the turning over of Syrian c...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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School sneed to teach the 'write' stuff
Dear Editor: As millions of students return to school, it's important to stress that while computer technology is an important part of the learning process in the classroom, it is not the only one....
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the bus
Dear Editor: Tenants at Pomonok Houses in Flushing are griping about the conversion of their parking spaces from free to paid. Here's some advice: stop squawking or move out. Public housing project...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Subway, where 'R' you?
Dear Editor: GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's promise about extending the R subway line to Staten Island misses the long-forgotten proposed tunnel between 68th Street in Bay Ridge and St. George. ...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't 'stand' it!
Dear Editor: Three fruit and vegetable stands ten feet long have opened up on one block on 82nd Street from 37th to Roosevelt avenues in Jackson Heights this summer. We feel 82nd Street is our Fift...
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Nine lives
Dear Editor: The two little kittens that wandered on to the tracks of the subway line must truly have nine lives. If it were not for the care and concern of people who worked in the subway system, ...
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R.I.P. Gus Dear Editor: M
y husband and I have been to the Central Park Zoo many times, but the highlight was always seeing Gus the polar bear do his thing. So it was really sad to read he has passed on. And yet if there is...
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Let's hope Ike's words were prophetic
Dear Editor: With today's political morass, I thought back to my introduction to voting and political parties back in the early 50s. Back then, young people were not as politicly savvy as they are ...
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Don't rush back
Dear Editor: Congress adjourning and leaving Washington for a five-week recess is actually great news. Our civil and economic liberties are continually at risk when any legislative body - be it the...
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Manchester United's Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans (L) has rejected allegations of spitting at Newcastle United's Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse (R) during their match in March 4, 2014Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans and Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse have been charged over allegations they spat at each other, the Football Association announced on Thursday. Evans has denied spitting at Cisse, but the Newcastle striker has issued a public apology for his behaviour. "Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans have both been charged by The FA following their game on Wednesday 4 March 2015," the FA said in a statement on its website.


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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A transgender "body sculptor" is back in prison after spending two days in a Philadelphia hospital in the midst of her colorful murder-trial testimony.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Even more money than expected has been committed to President Barack Obama's initiative aimed at helping young minority men of color.
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