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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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Help fight city's plan for permanent toilets
Dear Editor: I just came from a Community Board 14 meeting with the Parks Department. The Parks Department, without community involvement, has unilaterally decided to to build permanent bathrooms a...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep up the battle for Brooklyn
Dear Editor: I just finished watching the documentary Battle for Brooklyn and I was moved by your fight against the abuse of our democracy. I am from Illinois, and we know bad government and politi...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all neighbors oppose the Queensway
Dear Editor: I find it unfortunate that Anthony Stasi’s February 14th column on the Queensway is so biased against what is a terrific neighborhood project, and would like to comment on its inaccura...
Feb 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the positive news on Glendale
Dear Editor: Thank you to Alexandra Torres and the Glendale Register for the front page article in the February 14th issue of the entitled "The Other Side of Myrtle." It was a refreshing and positi...
Feb 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fund groups that rescue animals
Dear Editor: Regarding the dog and cat adoption fees charged, many of these organizations that charge fees for adoptions are “no kill” groups. One of these, Bobbi and the Strays, does not euthanize...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Koch and gay rights in Queens
Dear Editor: As a congressman, Ed Koch co-sponsored a Gay Rights Bill he knew would get nowhere, but that gave gay rights advocates some leverage when dealing with the City Council. Manhattan gay r...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Find the 'one percent' from somewhere else
Dear Editor: Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's call for setting aside one percent of the annual municipal budget ("One Percent for Culture campaign is growing" - February 7) would cost taxpayers $700 m...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ask Crowley if he supports the Fair Tax Act
Dear Editor: We are still in the worst economic recession since the great depression. It didn’t have to happen! In July 2011, Dr. David G. Tuerck, executive director of The Beacon Hill Institute in...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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In tribute to Koch
Dear Editor: Former Mayor Ed Koch has left us at the age of 88 and has served our great city well. In fact, I think we are much better off today because we had Koch around when we most needed him. ...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women in combat?
Dear Editor: What's next, Obama Youth Brigades with 14-year-old kids sent to Syria, Iraq, or some other forsaken hellhole to die or be mutilated? Or a new “Volksturm” made up of 60-year-old soldier...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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No free path to citizenship
Dear Editor: When immigrants come into our country illegally, they are breaking our laws. They should not become citizens! Our tax dollars pay for their education, hospitalization, etc. This is ano...
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Taxpayers should not fund Viagra for vets

Dear Editor:
 Bloomberg Business Week reported that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent nearly $72 million last year on erectile dysfunction drugs for military veterans. As an Air Force v...
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Keep LICH open
Dear Editor: I have been a caregiver at Long Island College Hospital for over 50 years, and I am urging the chancellor and Board of Trustees of the State University of New York to keep the doors of...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lay off the Queen of Hearts
Dear Editor: After a long hard day at work, Al Bundy – like many hardworking New Yorkers - should be able to enjoy a brew along with an adult dancer. He would object to "Pol calls for more disclosu...
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lamenting Roe
Dear Editor: January 22 was the anniversary of of the Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal. Since 1973 there have been over 50 million abortions. It truly amazes me that such a decision wa...
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Tim Knepp, left, and his daughter Megan talks with a Capitol Hill police officer while sledding on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The U.S. federal government said its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. The Office of Personnel Management said non-emergency personnel in and around Washington were granted excused absences for the day. Emergency employees and telework-ready employees were expected to work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may have fled town ahead of a snowstorm, but the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee didn't let that sabotage a scheduled hearing on — drum roll, please — the Arctic.


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In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, U.S. Armed Forces Veterans attend the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims for the week ending Feb. 28 on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.


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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Iran’s growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers _ not the U.S. _ are leading the charge. Carter, under questioning from Sen. John McCain this week, acknowledged his concern when McCain asked if it alarms him that Iran “has basically taken over the fight.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not the U.S. — are leading the charge.


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