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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 | 62 62 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 | 192 192 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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Outsourcing RKO Keith's
Dear Editor: With each passing day the prospect of finding products labeled,“Made in the USA” becomes increasingly unlikely.  Clothing, electronics, house ware, tableware, the very dishes from whic...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro will be missed
Dear Editor: We have truly lost a most noble lady from Queens. Geraldine Ferraro was a trailblazer for women, a Congresswoman and the first woman nominated on a presidential ticket for a major part...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queensboro rename should have been put to a people's referendum
Dear Editor: While Mayor Ed Koch was a very good mayor who did much for New York City, renaming the Queensboro-59th Street Bridge after him should have been decided by a general referendum from the...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop ragging on our BID!
Dear Editor: I read with interest the letter written to your paper in reference to Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue and as President of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID) responsible for ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Libya deserves democracy
Dear Editor: U.S. and coalition forces have attacked Libya's military capability to attack civilian and rebel forces. Moammar Khadafy and his repressive regime is getting the message that his peopl...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn depot wrong for Maspeth
[Editor's note: the following is an open letter written to MTA Chairman Jay Walder] Dear Mr. Walder: I am writing on behalf of concerned constituents in Maspeth, Queens, regarding the potential rel...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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What caused the Bronx bus tragedy?
Dear Editor: The tragic bus crash that killed 14 and injured 18 others in the Bronx  needs to be thoroughly investigated. How fast was the bus traveling? It must have been going at an excessively h...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave the Civic Virtue statue alone!
Dear Editor: Were all those Democrat politicians really concerned about the appearance of an historic work of art (your story on page 24 of the March 3, 2011 issue of the Glendale Register) or were...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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What happened to free speech?
Dear editor: It was amazing how a right to life anti-abortion ad on a billboard in Manhattan went up and had to be taken down in less than one week.  New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio's ...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven, Jamaica Ave in need of a revamp
Dear Editor: With snowstorm after snowstorm blanketing Jamaica Avenue it was easy to forget what the street that we walk down almost every day looks like.  Sort of like walking around a familiar ho...
Mar 01, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hands off our Internet!
Dear Editor: Recently President Obama criticized the Egyptian government when they temporarily shut down the internet.  Yet the administration has been lobbying for a new internet control bill, inc...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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City must avoid teacher layoffs
Dear Editor: Now that the mayor has unveiled his latest city budget for the upcoming fiscal year,the question of whether or not there will be teacher layoffs  again becomes a very critical issue. T...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Governor Cuomo deliver?
Dear Editor: Will Governor Andrew Cuomo's first new budget be adopted on time by April 1, 2011?  Will it include specific cuts agency by agency and program by program to meet a $10 billion dollar- ...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer for the right reason
Dear Editor: In 1996 I wrote an article titled “the value of volunteerism” it still holds true today. Sometime ago in a letter to the Editor, a truly eloquent testament was made to volunteerism by ...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need a stop light!
Dear Editor: I have heard from all three of Maspeth's local elected officials and all three have had their request for a traffic light at 60th Road and 60th Street denied. Mike Armstrong from Assem...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. talks about his future and the agenda of the Democrats who are now in the minority, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, during an interview with The Associated Press in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid, 75, is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in a violent exercise accident in January. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran.


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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists are criticizing a proposed legal settlement between Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Exxon Mobil over oil and chemical contamination.
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, Bruce Willis attends the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York. Willis will make his Broadway debut this fall in a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Misery.” Producers said Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the "Die Hard" star will star opposite Elizabeth Marvel in the story of a murderous fan united with her beloved romance novelist. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut this fall in a tale of torture and suspense — a stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Misery."


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