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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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Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Has Local To National Merit
The legendary Forest Hills Tennis Stadium was almost sold for development, but now it is steps closer to being preserved. On January 5, 2012, the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and Clubhouse, and othe...
Feb 01, 2012 | 14 14 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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Animal personalities
I have noticed that some people love talking about animal behavior. Often, once folks learn that I work at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo and am someone who appreciates animals, the...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting needs to be nonpartisan
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Bloomberg needs to sign parking legislation
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Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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And Then There Were Four
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Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did Cuomo steal Bloomberg's thunder?
It looks like time may be running out for the state's teachers unions and their fight against a performance evaluation system. In his budget presentation on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined ...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A.D.D. and People Who Don't Have It
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Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Bloomberg be the last of his kind?
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Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bombings a bad start to new year
The year 2012 got off to a dubious start in Queens. On the night of January 1, an individual or group of individuals drove through eastern Queens and threw homemade bombs at a Mosque, a bodega, and...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howard Beach senior center housing moves forward
Howard Beach will soon see a new housing development. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced that it has closed on $31 million in financing to develop Howard Beach Senior Apartm...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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General Shinseki for Person of Year
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What we can learn from recent high-profile sex abuse cases
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Jan 04, 2012 | 9 9 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doomed to repeat history
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Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casinos in NYC? Oh, Boy.
Governor Andrew Cuomo gets pretty good press in this column because he had a very good year legislatively. He recently stated his openness to changing the State Constitution to allow casino gamblin...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casino gambling in NYC is inevitable
Casino gambling in New York City? Sure, why not? The reality is that there is gambling surrounding New York City already. People looking to wage their money on the chance that the next card turned ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta plane has skidded off a runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport. The Fire Department of New York says no injuries have been reported.
2015-03-05 11:33:12 -0500

This undated image provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department shows the booking photo of Hong Young. Young, accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Young was charged with attempted murder and assault in the first shooting Feb. 24 near a mall. Police said the other shootings were linked by ballistic evidence or surveillance video. (AP Photo/Anne Arundel County Police Department)MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland learned his petition for divorce was dismissed at the height of the shooting streak.


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A man walks past electricity pylons as he returns from work in Soweto, outside JohannesburgBy Ed Stoddard and Zandi Shabalala JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's cash-strapped power utility Eskom may sell some of its assets to raise capital as it scrambles to light up Africa's most advanced economy, the company's chief executive said on Thursday. Eskom, which provides virtually all of South Africa's power, faces a funding crunch as it races to bring new power plants online to stave off an electricity crisis. "We have serious financial constraints and extraordinary decisions are required," Tshediso Matona told the Reuters Africa Investment Summit. Aside from properties and a fleet of cars, Matona also mentioned the Eskom Finance Company, which is a home loan book for employees at the state-owned firm.


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