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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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Grass Court Nationals at West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club is playing host to the USTA National Men’s 40, 55 & 60 Grass Court Championship over the next week. This past week saw the men in the 55-year-old division take the courts ...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO soccer in Juniper Valley Park
PHOTO CAPTION
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
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Notes from Belmont Racetrack
• Martin Schwartz's Alterite emerged from her North American debut victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Garden City in good shape, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday morning. Making the first start ...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Open coming to Marine Park Golf Course
In October, Marine Park Golf Course will crown the premier professional and amateur golfers in the metropolitan area when it hosts the inaugural Brooklyn Open. The one day medal play tournament wil...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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CrossFitters do battle in Long Island City
CrossFit is a new workout that pushes people to utilize their entire body, and it is steadily growing in popularity. That was evident by the more than 250 people who attended the Fall Brawl hosted ...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nadal outlasts Djokovic in men’s Open final
Nadal closes in on Federer for most Grand Slam titles
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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Williams takes back-to-back U.S. Open titles
Photos: Michael O'Kane Serena Williams stumbled in the second set, losing a 4-1 lead, but would bounce back to defeat Vitoria Azarenka, 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, to capture her fifth U.S. Open singles title a...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Nets plan to retire Kidd’s #5 jersey
The Brooklyn Nets will retire the No. 5 jersey of current head coach and former captain Jason Kidd prior to their October 17th preseason matchup with the Miami Heat. “This is a very humbling honor ...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racing action returns to Belmont
AT THE TRACK
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Scenes from the 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day
Photos: Michael O'Kane
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s women’s soccer off to a fast 2-0 start
St. John’s women’s soccer made it a 2-0 weekend as first-year forward Rachel Daly nets a hat trick against the Fordham Rams in a 5-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Belson Stadium. Daly scored all t...
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Fight Factory produces
It was a night of explosive knockouts and competitive bouts last Thursday night at the Fight Factory Gym in Brooklyn. In the main event of a seven-bout card, promoted by Dmity Salita’s Star of Davi...
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New York Gets First “Get Wild Skate Jam”
Skaters showcase their talents at Astoria Park
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's basketball to take Europe by 'Red Storm'
Team prepares for 2013-14 season with overseas trip
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scenes from the 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
The 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival was held this past weekend in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, attracting thousands to Meadow Lake. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese ...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S singer Solange Knowles leaves Carven's ready-to-wear fall-winter 2015/2016 fashion collection presented during Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) — Solange Knowles had top fashion editors grumpily peering at their watches at Carven's morning show — sauntering in 30 minutes late Thursday.


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By Barbara Lewis, Nina Chestney and Katya Golubkova BRUSSELS/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - With less than four weeks until its deal for Russian natural gas imports ends, Ukraine risks losing its current discount unless it can agree a new pact, something that took six months and help from the European Commission to achieve last time. Gas has become a double-edged sword in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia after Moscow's seizure of Crimea a year ago. Russia needs the European Union as its biggest market, while the EU relies on Russia for roughly a third of its gas, of which some 40 percent is shipped via Ukraine.
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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (C) he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015, after he was slashed on his face and arm by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogansThe US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean state media. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington will never be deterred by "acts of violence" as the ambassador was rushed to hospital where his condition was described as stable after two-and-a-half hours of surgery that included 80 stitches to a deep gash on his right cheek. Witnesses described how a man armed with a 25-centimetre (10-inch) paring knife had lunged across a table and attacked Lippert at a breakfast function in central Seoul. In a brief despatch, North Korea's official KCNA news agency called the attack "just punishment" and a valid "expression of resistance" that reflected South Korean public opposition to the joint drills which went ahead over Pyongyang's bitter protests.


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