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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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More heads need to roll at LIPA
Dear Editor: The announcement that LIPA CEO Michael Hervey will resign at the end of this year is a good indication that top management realizes it is to blame for the utility's abysmal lack of com...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give the people what they voted for
Dear Editor: A disconcerting inconvenient truth is that the nature and role of government has been transformed. Protecting individual rights, securing our borders, establishing a sound monetary pol...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corporations a no-show at the polls
Dear Editor: Its noon and I just returned home from voting. When I signed the voter registration page, I said it looked like a good turnout and asked the polling person how many corporations had sh...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library will continue to serve post-Sandy
Dear Editor: I want to update you and everyone in Queens about how Queens Library has responded to community needs following the recent devastating storm, and what our plans are to serve the affect...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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United Nations taking over the world
Dear Editor: If anyone has a hard time believing that the United Nations is on the brink of becoming a world government, they need only to look at the UN's record. The UN's Law of the Sea Treaty ai...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Start-ups the backbone of our economy
Dear Editor: How refreshing to read "LIC becoming attractive place for small start-ups" (October 25). It is the small technical start-up companies in Long Island City that combined have opened up d...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama the right man for this disaster
Dear Editor: Hurricane Sandy showed President Barack Obama to be the perfect president to handle it. Before the first breeze trumpeting the eminent arrival of Superstorm Sandy ruffled our hair, our...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marathon decision the right one
Dear Editor: The decision to cancel the New York City Marathon was absolutely the right one. We have just experienced the worst storm ever to strike our area, with injuries and loss of lives and en...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who won? Who cares?
Dear Editor: If you are despondent that your candidate did not win, let me assure you it matters not a whit. For over a half-century, Democrats and Republicans have taken turns at presiding over th...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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More bus service to LGA
Dear Editor: "New bus services planned for LGA" (News Briefs, October 18) will afford many significant savings by being able to use your MetroCard versus the much higher cost of a taxi when traveli...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport noise study is flawed
Dear Editor: A meeting was held at St. Peter’s Church in Rosedale on October 4 under the auspices of Eastern Queens Alliance to address concerns over the proposed expansion runways at JFK. One of t...
Oct 31, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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No solutions to voting issues
Dear Editor: Last month, I complained about the sad situation for Kew Gardens Hills voters. No progress has been made since, despite the promise made by our assemblyman Michael Simanowitz. We now h...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect NY’s water
Dear Editor: October 18 marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and we have a lot to celebrate. Forty years ago, corporate polluters used our waterways as their personal sewers. Ohio’s ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware of fraudulent voting info
Dear Editor: Two weeks ago, a stack of flyers was left at a community center in Bed-Stuy informing “friends” that “if you have not voted since November, 2008, you must pre-register to vote 35 days ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can’t change fate, but you can vote
Dear Editor: It has been prognosticated that the two momentous and consequential events of 2012 will be the end of the Mayan calendar and the possible re-election of President Barack Obama. Either ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (C) he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015, after he was slashed on his face and arm by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogansThe US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean state media. The United States said it will never be deterred by "acts of violence" as the ambassador was rushed to hospital where his condition was described as stable after two-and-a-half hours of surgery that included 80 stitches to a deep gash on his right cheek. Witnesses described how a man armed with a 25-centimetre (10-inch) paring knife had lunged across a table and attacked Lippert at a breakfast function in central Seoul. In a brief despatch, North Korea's official KCNA news agency called the attack "just punishment" and a valid "expression of resistance" that reflected South Korean public opposition to the joint drills which went ahead over Pyongyang's bitter protests.


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Crows sit on braches of a tree under snowfall on March 5, 2015 in Washington, DCA major winter storm slammed parts of the United States Thursday, as thousands of flights were canceled and government offices shut down in anticipation of more than half a foot of snow in the nation's capital. Snow started to fall in some parts of Washington DC Thursday, where the Office of Personnel Management ordered government employees to stay home. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cautioned.


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Henry Ford (L), Thomas Alva Edison (C) and Harvey Firestone, the "Big three" of US industry were also close friends and pictured here in 1930, on Edison's 83rd birthdayOne of Thomas Edison's little-known ambitions was to build a device to hear the voices of the dead, according to a nearly lost chapter of the inventor's memoirs which is being republished in France this week. Edison (1847-1931) detailed his efforts and they were published posthumously in 1948 as the final chapter of his "Diary and Sundry Observations".


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