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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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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Restaurants need alternative to styrofoam ban
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Mayoral Endorsements: Lhota for GOP, de Blasio for Dems
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On Homelessness, de Blasio has the 'Advantage'
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Wills vs. Living Trusts
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Red Sox Wrong When They Threw at A-Rod
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Diversifying with mutual funds
If you like to watch the talking heads on business channels, PBS and other outlets, you’ve probably heard them wax eloquent on the virtues of diversification. Guess what? They are right. About dive...
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New Fiscal Reality Facing Local Communities
When Detroit, once one of America’s largest cities and industrial engines, files for bankruptcy to resolve its fiscal woes, it gets people talking. And now, a brighter spotlight has been placed on ...
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Vallone is our choice for Queens borough president
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Will Sandy’s legacy be a safer NYC?
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Vallone the Best Choice for Queens Borough President
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Special Needs Estate Planning
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Legalize it, don't criminalize it
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CBS finds new ways to stick it to TWC customers
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Rest in Peace: Remembering Bill Lynch
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Are you watching the watchers?
Who are you entrusting to watch the people that matter most to you? A babysitter, home aide or a nursing home? Every day we see a new story on child abuse, elderly abuse, neglect, endangerment and ...
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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.


2015-03-04 15:50:42 -0500

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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