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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 62 62 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 | 192 192 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 | 289 289 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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Cecile Lasis
Cecile Lasis passed away on Saturday, July 05, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Albert Lasis. Loving Mother of Karen Timko and Kenneth Lasis and Mother-in-Law of Richard and Irena. C...
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Angusapalan Sabaratnam
Angusapalan Sabaratnam passed away on Sunday, July 06, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved Husband of Amaravathy Angusapalan. Loving Father of Anusha, Kuylini and Mithuna. Cherished Grandfather of Kulal...
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Eugene Laterza
Eugene Laterza passed away on Friday, July 04, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Margaret Laterza. Loving Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Laterza was a United States Army Veteran ...
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Patrick J. Casey
Patrick J. Casey passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 96. Originally of Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Agnes Casey. Dear Brother of Thomas Casey a...
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Mary T. Moore
Mary T. Moore passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Moore. Loving Mother of John (Susan) Moore, Kevin (Carol) Moore, Mary M. Moore, Tommy Moore, an...
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Anthony Zampelli
Anthony Zampelli passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Zampelli. Loving Father of Frank Zampelli , Anthony Zampelli and Matthew Zampelli and Father...
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Caroline Fardellone
Caroline Fardellone passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Anthony Fardellone. Loving Mother of Peter (Susan) Fardellone, Anthony (the late Eileen) Farde...
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Colin Flood
Colin Flood passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the age of 8. Beloved Son of Kevin and Jennifer Flood. Loving Brother of Brody and Ryan. Cherished Grandson of Vincent and the late Rosalie Flood...
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Carlos Malena
Carlos Malena passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 27. Beloved Husband of Quanicia J. Malena. Loving Son of Haydee and Miguel Malena and Son-in-Law of Angela Gilliam. Dear Brother ...
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Denise Ann Gorzelnik
Denise Ann Gorzelnik passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved Wife of James Gorzelnik. Loving Mother of Angela, James Charles and Jamie and Mother-in-Law of Ward, Ana and P...
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Stella LaScala
Stella LaScala passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph. Loving Mother of Joseph LaScala and Barbara Plumer, and Mother-in-Law of Fanny and Frederick. ...
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Robert Paul Saphier
Robert Paul Saphier passed away on Thursday, June 05, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Evelyn K. Saphier. Loving Son of Lilian and the late Frederick Saphier. Dear Brother of Judith Zeichn...
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Donald Wielchul
Donald Wielchul passed away on Thursday, June 05, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of Patricia Wielchul. Loving Father of Jennifer Wielchul and Susan Gedhardt. Cherished Brother of Valerie Cz...
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Mary Lou Dagnell
Mary Lou Dagnell passed away on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Ralph P. Dagnell. Loving Mother of Nicholas R. Dagnell and Marie DeSena. Cherished Grandmother of...
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Lisa Marie Mascale
Lisa Marie Mascale passed away on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at the age of 19. Beloved Daughter of Dawn and Robert W. Mascale. Loving Sister of Briana Mascale, Cecilia Mascale and Christine Mascale. Ch...
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Protestors hold placards challenging "Obamacare" outside of the US Supreme Court on March 4, 2015, in Washington, DCA sharply divided US Supreme Court weighed the future of "Obamacare" for a second time in three years Wednesday after a new challenge to the contentious healthcare reform. The law, President Barack Obama's crowning domestic achievement, seeks to make health insurance available to a broad cross-section of Americans, for whom health care is often too expensive or otherwise inaccessible. In June 2012, the first time the Supreme Court considered a challenge to Obamacare, its conservative Chief Justice John Roberts helped save the measure by voting alongside the four more progressive justices.


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FILE - In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 file photo, a customer douses her french fries with ketchup at the concession stand before the start of the movies at the Saco Drive-In in Saco, Maine. New guidelines released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File )LONDON (AP) — New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day — an amount that could be exceeded with a single can of soda.


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A sign hangs in the West 4th Street subway station reads "Please Do Not Urinate In This Area - Active Work Area," Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in New York. The sign was posted by workers who are doing track work. “That station is an area that is notorious for public urination,” said Kevin Ortiz, a spokesman for the agency that operates the system. Greenwich Village night-life patrons, homeless people and others all seem drawn to relieve themselves there, he added. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's case for some of the world's most boorish behavior is made every day in its subways: There's the woman casually clipping her fingernails, the man slurping an especially pungent dish under a fellow passenger's nose, and if nature calls, there are the riders who coat platforms with their urine.


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