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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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The $4,000 Seat in Front of Your Television Set
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Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York State’s Budget and the 15th State Senatorial District
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Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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When Did Business Sensibility Become a Partisan Issue?
In the current economic crisis, I have heard many people question their political party affiliation. I have also witnessed other voters staunchly defend the party that they have been with since the...
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Give Bloomberg notice, reinstate term limits
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City plan for outer borough cab service suspect
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Wilson a Good Choice for Controller
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DiNapoli Needs to Own Up to Legislative Record
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Don't ban bad food, make good food more available
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New Program Would Help Homeless Vets
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In Favor Of A Tennis Stadium Sale
West Side Tennis Club Stadium Vote
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Republicans can't expect to roll to victory in New York
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First responders deserve aid
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is a no-brainer. Members of the House of Representatives understood this, and passed the critical healthcare legislation by a wide margin. Now it'...
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Newtown Creek Superfund right move
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Truck route change a win
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You’re Number Is Up, If You’re Lucky
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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said Thursday, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons. "It’s about the security of our weapons systems themselves and everything that touches them. It’s a pervasive problem and I think we have to pay a lot more attention to it," Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told Reuters after a speech to the American Society of Naval Engineers in Washington. Kendall said he planned to add cybersecurity to the next phase of his "better buying power" initiative, and was also working on a special section on cybersecurity requirements to be added to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.
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Trader Michael Urkonis, center, and specialist Paul Cosentino, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 5, 2015. U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by gains for utilities and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday, led by gains for utilities and financial companies.


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FILE - This March 7, 2014 file photo released by PBS shows PBS science correspondent Miles O'Brien during the taping of an interview for "PBS Newshour," A documentary, "Miles O'Brien: A Life Lost and Found," narrated by his friend, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, premieres on CNN next Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The documentary covers O'Brien's emotional experience in recovering from arm amputation. (AP Photo/PBS)NEW YORK (AP) — For television science correspondent Miles O'Brien, seeing on film the aftermath of the fluke injury that resulted in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow proved more difficult than he had anticipated.


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