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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 | 64 64 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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Marie Olga Finocchiaro
Marie Olga Finocchiaro passed away on Thursday, April 07, 2011 at the age of 75. She was the beloved Wife of the late Joseph Finocchiaro. Loving Mother of Jeffrey Mackey, Jean A. Lebleu, Madeline L...
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Dominick Iannaci
Dominick Iannaci passed away on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at the age of 82. He was the Beloved Husband of the late Josephine. Loving Father of Margaret J. Iannaci. Cherished Son of the late Antonio a...
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Helen Bilicki
Helen Bilicki passed away on Friday, April 08, 2011 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. Loving Sister of Genevieve Puzzo. Cherished Aunt of Anthony Puzzo and Peter Thomas P...
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Vincent R. Cassidy
Vincent R. Cassidy passed away on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at the age of 92. He was the beloved Husband of the late Irene. Loving Father of Carol Koenig and Frank Cassidy and Father-in-Law of Michae...
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Marion Leschuk
Marion Leschuk passed away April 6th, 2011. Beloved Mother of Linda Griffith and Gary Leschuk. Loving Grandmother of Chris, Daniel, Natalie and Paul. Funeral Service at Transfiguration R.O. Church ...
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Joseph Konior
Joseph Konior passed away April 1st, 2011. Beloved Father of Joseph and Wife Eileen, Lorraine Christiansen and husband Michael, and Kathleen Huebl and husband George. Dear Brother of Eugene and wif...
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Joan M. Lyons
Joan M. Lyons passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the age of 77. She was the beloved Sister of Doris Russell Gonzales and the late Helen Dann and Sister-in-Law of Juan. Cherished Aunt of Kell...
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Luis A. Morales
Luis A. Morales passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the age of 71. He was the beloved Father of Miguel Espinoza, Mildred Espinoza and Ingrid Morales. Loving Grandfather of Matthew. Cherished U...
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzales and t...
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Michael Laterza
Michael Laterza passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the age of 87. He was the beloved Husband of the late Jessie. Loving Father of Rosemarie Bocchino and Father-in-Law of Vinnie. Cherished Gra...
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Kenneth P. Arcipowski
Kenneth P. Arcipowski passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the age of 66. Original Member of Randy & The Rainbows. Beloved Husband of Eileen. Loving Father of Kenny. Dear Brother of Joan Pid...
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Bertha Pryor
Bertha Pryor passed away on February 26, 2011 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Stanley Pryor. Loving Mother of Barbara Pryor. Dear Sister of Stella Harasimowicz. Mass of Chris...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. She was the loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzale...
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Thomas J. Bujka
Thomas J. Bujka passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the age of 57. He was the cherished Son of Eva and the late Gustav. Beloved Father of Justin, Joseph, Michael and Alexandra. Loving Brothe...
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Alphonse (Mirsh) Lattanzio
Alphonse (Mirsh) Lattanzio passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the age of 82. Lifelong resident of Judge Street, Williamsburg. Beloved Husband of the late Theresa. Loving Father of Anthony and...
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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (C) he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015, after he was slashed on his face and arm by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogansThe US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after being slashed on his face and arm in Seoul on Thursday by a blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills. The United States condemned the "act of violence" which left the ambassador bleeding profusely and saw him rushed to hospital where his condition was described as stable after two-and-a-half hours of treatment by plastic and orthopaedic surgeons. Witnesses described how a man armed with a 25-centimetre (10-inch) paring knife had lunged across a table and attacked Lippert at a breakfast function in central Seoul. He was a known political activist who had been handed a two-year suspended sentence in 2010 for throwing a rock at the then Japanese ambassador to Seoul.


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By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity and can charge a mobile phone will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in Britain. The pioneering toilet, the result of collaboration between global aid agency Oxfam and the University of the West of England in Bristol, uses live microbes which feed on urine and convert it into power. "Living in a refugee camp is hard enough without the added threat of being assaulted in dark places at night. The potential of this is huge," Andy Bastable, head of water and sanitation at Oxfam, said in a statement.
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Indonesian police escort death row prisoner, Australian Myuran Sukumaran, in Cilacap in central Java on March 4, 2015 to a maximum security prison where he is expected to be executedIndonesia's security minister said Thursday that Jakarta would press ahead with the execution of two Australian drug smugglers and other foreign convicts, ruling out an offer of a prisoner swap put forward by Canberra. "In accordance with the president's order, the death penalty handed to the convicts will still be conducted," Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno told reporters in Jakarta. Attorney-General Muhammad Prasetyo was also cited in local media rejecting the offer. He said that the foreign minister had told him about the offer, adding: "I said the offer was hard to fulfil and need not be considered." Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop proposed the swap in an 11th-hour bid to save Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug smuggling gang, who were sentenced to death for trying to traffick heroin out of Indonesia.


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