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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 | 107 107 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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Better ways to raise wages in NYC
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Why Weiner Isn't Going Anywhere Soon
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Why Invest in Mutual Funds?
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Trying Teens as Adults Is Absurd
It is dismaying that, in the 21st century, New York still treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults before the law. For certain serious crimes, our state actually prosecutes children as young as 13 as ...
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Stuck in the outer boroughs
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Sizing up the RAce between Ulrich and Lew Simon
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Youth Hostels Will Create Jobs in Queens
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An Estate Plan that Works
Having properly executed estate planning documents, such as a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy or Living Will, is an essential step in the process of estate planning. Many people t...
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Small biz is why NYC is not Detroit
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Why Detroit matters to 'U.S.'
Besides the fact that Detroit has historical significance, it is important for us to see this city rebound. The answer of sustainability is going come from what this city does once it gets help. It...
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Mutual Funds 101: Part 1
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Some misconceptions about the Community Safety Act
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We already knew the G train had issues...
...but how are you going to fix it?
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Spitzer makes comptroller race exciting
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Make Preschool Universal for Three-Year-Olds
Our kids need to start school prepared, which makes preschool and pre-kindergarten more vital than ever. Yet, a new study by our office shows that New York City faces a gaping $4 billion deficit in...
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Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday that it had received a $15 million prepayment from Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz following warnings supply could be cut off if no payment was made. The payment is enough for 45.6 million cubic meters of gas, or about five days' supply at current rates of delivery, Gazprom said by e-mail. Gazprom had warned supply to Kiev could be cut off as soon as Friday if no payment was made. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he did not want a repeat of pay disputes that have seen the Russians cut off supply to Ukraine three times in the last decade.
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Hillary Clinton, facing criticism over her exclusive use of a private email account while US secretary of state, has called for her emails to be made public after Republicans subpoenaed the documentsHillary Clinton, facing criticism over her exclusive use of a private email account while US secretary of state, has called for her emails to be made public after Republicans subpoenaed the documents. They (the State Department) said they will review them for release as soon as possible," Clinton said in a tweet late Wednesday night. Clinton, a leading Democrat contender likely to enter the 2016 presidential race, faced criticism this week when it emerged that she exclusively used a private email account for her work while serving as the US top diplomat from 2009 to 2013.


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The shadow of an Indian couple is cast on a road at the bus stop where the victim of a deadly gang rape had boarded the bus on Dec. 16, 2012, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. When one of the four men sentenced to death for the high-profile gang rape of the woman in 2012 was quoted in a new documentary as saying "a girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," he was repeating something community and religious leaders in this nation of 1.2 billion routinely say. Mukesh Singh, who was driving the bus for much of the time that the 23-year-old woman was being attacked, told the documentary film maker that the victim should have remained silent and allowed the rape, and that they would have spared her life. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's home minister says the government will act against the British Broadcasting Corporation for ignoring a court order and airing a documentary about a fatal New Delhi gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim.


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