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Importance of Educating Your Managers about Religious Discrimination Laws
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates Restaurant owners must ensure their managers understand employment laws and put policies in place that protect their business against discrimination lawsuits. P...
"Before" & "After" Man
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Hurricane Sandy has nothing on people! Here's a before and after video of the tree, bush and flower slaughter in one Queens yard. Do you realize that one tree has the cooling power of 10 air condit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 721 721 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 289 289 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...

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Thanks For The Trees! Now We’ve Got To Hang On To Them
Dear Editor: I just wanted to commend and thank the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Forestry Division for the great job that they did this week in planting new street trees in my section o...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congestion Pricing By Any Other Name Is Just As Stinky
Dear Editor: On December 4, the Commission on MTA Financing chaired by former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch released its proposals. It included an inefficient and inequitable toll tax that makes lit...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Heart-breaking Holiday Death
Dear Editor: I have read many opinions on who was to blame for the death of Jdimytai Damour, the Walmart employee who was trampled to death. Some blame the store while others say it is the people w...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maybe It Is Him After All
Dear Editor, Kudos to Tom Nolan’s 11/3 column, “Maybe it’s me”. Appearing in a later issue of your paper was a long-winded diatribe by a letter writer, deriding Mr. Nolan with such enthusiasm as to...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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YOU Are the Eyesore!
Dear Editor: In response to last week’s Eyesore of the Week, I disagree with it and feel that people should be praised for hanging their clothes on a clothesline. Are you really concerned about the...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyesore or No-Sore?
Dear Editor In my opinion, your Eyesore of the Week photo featuring showing washing hung to dry on old-style clothesline) (November 27, 2008) is a prime example of financially smart, energy-saving ...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go Wash Yourself!
Dear Editor, I could not believe the latest “Eyesore of the Week” which appeared in the November 27, 2008 edition your paper. Quite frankly, I cannot see anything wrong with this picture. Clearly t...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Your Hands Out of Our Economy
Dear Editor: Our concern should not be about who is best qualified to run our economy, but that no one should interfere with the free market! The collapsing economy demonstrates the false promises ...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Family Justice Center A Success
Dear Editor: The New York City Family Justice Center in Brooklyn opened on July 22, 2005, one year after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and my Office were awarded a grant, under the United States Office o...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supportive Housing Doesn't Deserve Opposition
Dear Editor: I’m sure that Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s opposition to the proposed development of a 50-unit supportive housing residence in Astoria (“Thanks, But No Thanks” 10/30) is based on wel...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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He Won the Election, Now He Has to Change
Dear Editor: I congratulate President-elect Obama on his historic election. Some of his ideas and pronouncements, however, remain a source of concern. His statements regarding the Constitution and ...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama & Bloomberg: Not All They’re Cracked Up To Be
Dear Editor, Maybe it's me, but Tom Nolan's column about Obama (“Maybe It’s Me,” November 13) was just like Obama's campaign, a bunch of utopian juvenile, style-over-substance, pie-in-the sky fanta...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Cheers for the DA
Dear Editor: Several years ago, monies were owed to our construction company and we were forced to retain the services of a collection agency. This agency was successful in getting a check issued t...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only Bloomberg Has The Right Stuff
Dear Editor: “We need the New York City Mayor more than he needs us.” In these tough and complex financial/economic times we are fortunate to have Mayor Bloomberg among us with his expertise and ex...
Oct 30, 2008 | 3 3 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing an iPhone is Better Than Losing Your Cool
Dear Editor: We learn in life that there are times when we should speak up, and there are times when we should wait to speak . This epiphany occurred to me and two of my friends on Saturday night, ...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An El Paso hospital worker who exposed more than 850 infants to tuberculosis was allowed to return to work despite showing symptoms of the disease and coughing up blood at a hospital health screening, a federal report shows.
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FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.


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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois in Lincoln, Neb. Abdullah is the undisputed leader of an unbeaten Nebraska team that's starting to be mentioned as a contender for the first College Football Playoff. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)In the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska.


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