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Implications of the Recent Retail Wage Increases
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Setphen D. Hans Recently, Wal-Mart announced its decision to raise the base wage of its employees. Wal-Mart plans to increase wages for close to 40 percent of its workforce. As of April, wo...
Coming Soon: 3 Family Brick Residential Home in East Elmhurst. ASKING $999,000
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George & Abigail Herrera Will Introduce another 3 Family for Sale in East Elmhurst NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely East Elmhurst 3 Family Home for Sale. Offe...
Just Listed Single Family Brick Home for Sale in Briarwood NY. Asking $750k
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George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another Single Family Home for Sale in Kew Garden Hills NY!!!   Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Kew Garden Hiils One Family Home...
Wal-Mart Hit by EEOC with Age and Disability Discrimination Suit
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Sometimes hearing about a discrimination case is the best way for employers to understand potential liability. People would expect a company the size of Wal-Mart to have ant...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: MAR 2015
Mar 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
March 2015 Queens NY Market Update Homes sales declined in February on a monthly basis, and continued to show declines year-over-year. Prices followed a similar pattern as the sales, posting a mont...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop For Sale at Station Square in Forest Hills, NY 11375
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George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at Station Square in Forest Hills NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale. Of...
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Mar 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
A good roof is perhaps one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. Any good investment requires good maintenance. One of the most crucial factors in upholding a roofing system is th...
JUST LISTED: 2br Coop For Sale at Windsor Oaks in Bayside, NY!
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Windsor Oaks in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered for sa...
JUST LISTED: 2br 2bth Coop for Sale at the Mayflower in Forest Hills NY
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br 2bth Coop for Sale at the Mayflower in Forest Hills NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale...
Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 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...

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Where Would We Be Without Our Local Small Businesses ?
It has been said the small businesses are the backbone of our communities here in Queens, and I am certainly one to reiterate that sentiment. The small businesses, many of which I frequent myself –...
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City needs to enforce its truck routes
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Green Buildings & More
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Outpatient Surgery Needs Immediate Reform
A dangerous new healthcare trend was recently exposed with the passing of Joan Rivers: doctors performing procedures in a private facility that have traditionally been done in a hospital. Many of t...
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Sorry mayor, Noerdlinger was news
In light of the recent developments surrounding New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray’s chief of staff Rachel Noerdlinger, Mayor Bill de Blasio scolded the press on Monday, saying, “If you want ...
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With UPK off the ground, time to revisit vouchers
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Separate Fact From Fiction on Charter Schools
Too few of our modern-day state leaders appreciate the absolute role they must play in bringing about substantive change in America’s schools. Even with more than half of states electing reform-min...
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A new approach to failing schools
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Midterm Elections and the GOP's Long Road Back
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Why jury duty is importnant
Every citizen has a right to a trial by a jury of their peers, and in a county like Queens with its 162 nationalities, that calls for a veritable melting pot. Yet, a great many Queens residents ign...
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To scoot or not to scoot?
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What Critics of the NYPD Ignore
A recent article written by former NYPD detective Frank Serpico reiterates his concern that police departments, especially the NYPD, is still a protected cocoon for corruption. What often goes unwr...
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A 'Yes' Vote on Proposal 1 is a Vote for Fairness
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An Election for Political Junkies Only
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Jobs and Investments Come with Astoria Cove
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P5+1 European Union officials and Iranian officials wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 30, 2015 in LausanneForeign ministers from Iran and six world powers as well as the European Union's foreign policy chief began Monday crunch nuclear talks in Switzerland, an AFP reporter said. The global powers are seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran's nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached. US Secretary of State John Kerry is leading the team of six world powers -- who hope an end to more than a decade of nuclear tensions with Iran may be in sight -- for their first full plenary session of the latest round of talks. While diplomats said some key points appeared to have been resolved to ensure Iran cannot make a covert dash for a nuclear bomb, they cautioned that the outlines of a political understanding were not yet fully agreed.


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A flooded street in Srinagar, on March 29, 2015 in Indian Kashmir, where at least 10 people are missing after heavy rainfall caused mudslidesAt least 10 people have been buried by mudslides and hundreds more have had to flee their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding in Indian Kashmir on Monday, police said. Mudslides buried at least four houses in Chadoora, the worst hit area of the Himalayan region where hundreds were killed in devastating floods last September. A rescue operation is under way," Javid Mujtaba Gillani, inspector general of police for the region, told AFP. Police said 237 families had been evacuated, most of them from Chadoora, around 15 kilometres (10 miles) west of the main city of Srinagar.


2015-03-30 03:41:39 -0400

From left, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz wait to start a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and others at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.


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