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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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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With UPK off the ground, time to revisit vouchers
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Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Nov 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Election for Political Junkies Only
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Ebola Quarantine may be flawed but it’s necessary
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Jobs and Investments Come with Astoria Cove
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Fix overcrowding now or face the consequences
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Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaways Rocky Relationship With City Hall
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Russ Grimm to the Flight Gate
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Breaking the Silence
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The US economy continued to grow at a fairly moderate rate in recent weeks, despite severe winter weather in some regions, according to a Federal Reserve report released WednesdayWashington (AFP) - The US economy continued to grow at a fairly moderate rate in recent weeks, despite severe winter weather in some regions, according to a Federal Reserve report released Wednesday.


2015-03-04 14:13:19 -0500

St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office undated evidence photo shows Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren WilsonSweeping reforms are needed in Ferguson, Missouri, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday after a federal investigation found broad racial bias in the city's police force and municipal court system but cleared a white officer in the killing of an unarmed black teenager last August. The Justice Department said after a months-long investigation it had determined the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson "lacks prosecutive merit." But the department said it found "a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct within the Ferguson Police Department" that is driven in part by racial bias, but also by the city’s focus on raising revenue through tickets and court fees rather than on public safety. "This emphasis on revenue has compromised the institutional character of Ferguson’s police department, contributing to a pattern of unconstitutional policing," the Justice Department said.


2015-03-04 14:10:18 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man was found guilty Wednesday in a failed al-Qaida bomb plot after a New York trial that featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and the defendant's questioning of an admitted co-conspirator.
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