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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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Turner needs support, not civic lesson
Dear Editor: I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Seltzer’s “ Bob Turner Needs a Civics Lesson” (Letters, September 16). It seems to me after reading Mr. Seltzer’s letter that he is for free...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let the mudslinging season begin
Dean Editor: Now that election time is approaching, we see the candidates making personal attacks on their opponents. I really think that they should tell us where they stand on the issues because ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Muslim sentiment wrong
Dear Editor: By now, most people should know that the creation of the downtown mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero is an example of the separation of state and freedom of religion a...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium sale would ease debt
Dear Editor: Back in August, eyebrows were raised when Forest Hills Gardens Corporation president Mitchell Cohen stood with the Board of the West Side Tennis Club and Cord Meyer when plans to sell ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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New vans service a "ripoff"
Dear Editor: Kew Gardens Hills residents' apparent lack of interest in the Taxi and Limousine Commission's new van service on the route of the former Q74 in Kew Gardens Hills is no surprise.   Loca...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium sale vote postponed
Dear Editor: An informational meeting on the sale of the historic tennis stadium at Forest Hills which was scheduled for September 16 was suddenly cancelled when a tornado whipped through Forest Hi...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the eye of the storm
Dear Editor: I was coming home from an outing in Rego Park on September 16 around 6 p.m., and just when I walked into my building lobby, I noticed a swirl and the skies turned pitch black. Then I h...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for help cleaning up
Dear Editor: Last week we all learned what a microburst is and what it can do to our neighborhood. Power went down. Trees fell on houses, cars, and roads. In a time of crisis, many of your neighbor...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob Turner needs a civics lesson
Dear Editor: At a Forest Hills Kiwanis Club meeting a couple of months ago, Congressional candidate Bob Turner spoke about how members of the two parties need to do a better job of working together...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering 9/11
Dear Editor: As we are in the process of remembering the events of September 11, 2001 which is now in its ninth anniversary I, like many of my fellow Americans, are in the act of reflecting on that...
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I was there on September 11th
Dear Editor: I was there! Yes, on September 11th I lost friends and a neighbor whose young son is a constant reminder of that day- but also, I was there! My office on the Floating Hospital looked r...
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Two Sides to the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Debate
About the West Side Tennis Club’s upcoming vote to sell the stadium land to developer Cord Meyer… Pro by Isobel Kleinman Sirs: I believe that passing the proposal is the best thing members can do. ...
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saujani's attack on Maloney over millstones unfair
EDITOR'S NOTE: The historic Dutch Kills millstones, remnants of a bygone gristmill, have been the subject of intense controversy. The millstones are currently at Queens Plaza, where a major reconst...
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Side Tennis Club too old, out-of-date to host USTA
Dear Editor: Once again, misinformation abounds regarding the issue of the West Side Tennis Club stadium. At the meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills, se...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Setting facts straight on the tennis stadium
Dear Editor: With reference to the Forest Hills Gardens Blog entry dated August 11, 2010 (www.foresthillsgardensblog.com), and reprinted in the Queens Ledger dated August 19, 2010, I’m not certain ...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chad's President Deby addresses the Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism at the KICC in NairobiBy Madjiasra Nako N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed. Chad's army has waged a series of battles against Boko Haram as part of a cross-border military campaign and has re-taken territory the militant group held in northeastern Nigeria. "‎Abubakar Shekau must surrender. It's in his interests to surrender," Deby said, referring to a town in northeastern Nigeria held by Boko Haram that fell to Chad's army earlier this week.


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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert covers a wound to his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015 after he was attacked by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogansThe US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on his face and arm in Seoul on Thursday by a lone, blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills. The United States condemned the "act of violence" which left the ambassador bleeding profusely from a deep wound on his right cheek and saw him rushed to hospital where his condition was described as stable. Witnesses described how a man with a blade concealed in his right hand had lunged across a table at Lippert at a breakfast function at the Sejong Cultural Institute in central Seoul. Kim was known to police having been handed a two-year suspended sentence in 2010 for throwing a rock at the then Japanese ambassador to Seoul.


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It this courtroom sketch, U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, left, is depicted delivering opening statements in front of U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right rear, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev, depicted seated second from right between defense attorneys Judy Clarke, third from right, and Miriam Conrad, right, is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — It didn't take long for prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial to convey the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack. They let victims do it for them.


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