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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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Repeat matchup ends with different results
Last year, the Queen of Peace Lady Wildcats and Our Lady of Hope finished in the top two spots at the end of the regular season, but Hope defeated them in the CYO Diocesan finals. This year, Queen ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manhattan bests other boroughs in tennis challenge
For the second year in row, USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation teamed up to present The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, an adult recreational tournament that began in June. Five teams ...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jockey wins last race of meet to tie for Belmont title
The Belmont spring/summer jockey title came to a thrilling conclusion when Irad Ortiz, Jr. got up in the final jumps of the last race of the meet to tie Javier Castellano at 51 wins. Meanwhile, Tod...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Champions crowned in 2014 Heroes Basketball League
WITH SLIDE SHOW
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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France isn’t the only place hosting a big bike ride
TOUR DE QUEENS
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clearly Now leaves little doubt about his speed
Sets new track record at Belmont
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
Jun 30, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bonnie Brite picks up two wins headed into playoffs
More scores and notes from around the league
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockstock surfs on despite unenforced beach closure
While the waves left something to be desired, the vibes were swell and the water was warm at the eighth annual Rockstock and Barrels Surf and Music Festival on Sat., June 28 at Rockaway’s Beach 90t...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Filly becomes a stakes winner in very first start
AT THE TRACK
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s lacrosse standout named to All-American team
Following yet another record-breaking campaign and culminating a historic four-year career wearing the colors of the Red Storm, recently graduated senior attackman Kieran McArdle has been named a U...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes (Up to 6/14)
17 & Under Samuel & Sons 65 Flint Tropics 39 Samuel & Sons Plumbing used its speed to pull away in the second quarter, going on a 25-5 run. The high scorers for Samuel & Sons were Joe Dibenedetto w...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Triple Crown drought continues, Tonalist take Stakes
The Triple Crown went unclaimed for a 36th year as Tonalist captured the 146th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday by a head over Commissioner, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes
14 & Under Flushing Express 37 Team Titans 18 Flushing Express entered halftime with a commanding 23-12 lead after pulling away at the start of the second quarter. The high scorers for Flushing Exp...
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Hundreds take part in annual McCarren 5K
Nearly 650 runners lined up bright and early this past Saturday morning on Leonard St. for the third annual McCarren Park 5K. Runners circled the park and neighborhood in the 3.1-mile race, weaving...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building during the 2013 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in WashingtonBy Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana wants to use a financial assistance deal struck last week with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to fuel a deep transformation of its economy rather than simply to restore fiscal balance, Finance Minister Seth Terkper told Reuters. The government embarked on its shake-up of the economy even before the $940 million agreement with the IMF and its aid will help the programme to endure beyond elections in 2016, when President John Mahama will likely run for a second term. "What can we (the Finance Ministry) do to complement that transformation? In other measures, the government has set up a 'sinking' fund to manage debt redemption which uses revenue from the country's growing petroleum resources.


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Supporters of same-sex marriage hold a rainbow flag and a rainbow umbrella outside Jefferson County Courthouse in BirminghamBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear oral arguments on April 28 on whether states can ban gay marriage, addressing a hot social issue in what promises to yield one of the justices' most important rulings of the year.


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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said Thursday, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons. "It’s about the security of our weapons systems themselves and everything that touches them. It’s a pervasive problem and I think we have to pay a lot more attention to it," Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told Reuters after a speech to the American Society of Naval Engineers in Washington. Kendall said he planned to add cybersecurity to the next phase of his "better buying power" initiative, and was also working on a special section on cybersecurity requirements to be added to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.
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