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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 | 107 107 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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Councilman Koo: I support Flushing Commons
Dear Editor,  The certification of the Flushing Commons development project marked the official beginning of a public review process that will feature significant amounts of dialogue, debate and in...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Late Budget? Not again
Dear Editor: The 2010-11 State Budget is officially late and right now, there is no public transparent schedule of how or when it will be completed from the Assembly and Senate Democrat Majorities....
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to reconsider Flushing Commons
Dear Editor: Flushing Commons is a huge development project proposed for Municipal Parking Lot 1 in downtown Flushing. It will affect not only the immediate area around the project. but all of the ...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run, Steve, run
Dear Editor: We have a man who was born in Glendale, Queens and wants to be governor. The man I'm applauding is Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, who has a record of achievements for the County...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hello Obama car, goodbye America
Dear Editor: What can we conclude about our form of government now that Congress has passed Obamacare? We are no longer a republic since this legislation violates the 10th Amendment. Further, we ar...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Senior services!
Dear Editor: There is no doubt that New York State is facing a fiscal crisis, the likes of which we have not seen in decades. As a result, Governor David A. Paterson has proposed a budget that incl...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale railroad crossing needs improvement
[Ed. This letter was originally written to MTA Chairman Jay Walder] Dear Chairman, I had the pleasure Monday afternoon March 8th of making your acquaintance on Vanderbilt Avenue and 44th St. Again ...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Census ads wasteful
Dear Letters Editor: While "For Chamber, 2010 census is serious biz" (Holly Tsang- March 11) made sense, other expenditures by the U.S. Census Bureau did not. Consider while the New Orleans Saints ...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A review of the new Kohl's
Dear Editor: I strongly object to the President of Glen Oaks Village, Bob Friedrich proposal to merge the Q76 and Q79 bus routes in a new single circular route. Friedrich has been stating for years...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it
Dear Editor: "NYS a step closer to medical marijuana" (News From Around The Boroughs -- March 4) considering the merits for legalization of medical marijuana use is a breath of fresh air for those ...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bus dispatchers unhelpful
Dear Editor: What is the exact nature of a dispatcher's job? At the intersection of Woodhaven Blvd. and Queens Blvd., there are several dispatchers who don't seem to do anything at all and it makes...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restore Parks cuts
Dear Editor: As an advocate for fiscal responsibility, especially as our recession has deepened, I certainly appreciate that the State is facing an unprecedented budget crisis and must prioritize s...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save state school aid
Government officials at all levels are wringing their hands over how to reconcile budgets with drastically diminished revenues. New York State is certainly no exception to this problem, with a proj...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Election
Dear Editor: A Special Election was decided in the 24th Assembly District pitting myself against David Weprin. The results of that election are now tarnished due to my opponent's use of political h...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Dear Editor; I feel Congress should repeal the military's policy of "Don't ask don't tell policy." The time has come when we should not discriminate against allowing gays to serve in the military. ...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.
2015-03-05 07:19:36 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry goes in for a shot during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work. The players will deliver the message in public service announcements that will appear during NBA games shown on major TV networks over the next few months. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.


2015-03-05 07:11:22 -0500
AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy leukemia-drug maker Pharmacyclics in its first major deal attempt since walking away from a $55 billion takeover of Shire last fall.
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