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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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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KSJK_Marketing_Profile_Picture.jpg This Month in Queens Real Estate: November 2013 by George
November 11, 2013 03:52 PM | 14075 views | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Real Estate Market Update The seasonally adjusted rate of Queens home sales increased again in October and continued to increase when compared to year-ago levels, with October marking the...
HXEY_Briarwood_Coops_for_Sale_Eden_Rock_Coops_for_Sale_Queens_Home_Team_Keller_Williams_Realty_Landmark_II.jpg Queens Home Team Introduces another One Bedroom Coop for Sale @ the Eden Rock in Briarwood NY! by George
October 15, 2013 09:04 PM | 16394 views | 0 0 comments | 331 331 recommendations | email to a friend
Privacy and convenience are featured in this lovely Briarwood for sale. Offered for sale by George & Abigail Herrera of the Queens Home Team @ KW Landmark II. This one bedroom coop is located in th...
18CS_Marketing_Profile_Picture.jpg This Month in Queens Real Estate: October 2013 by George
October 11, 2013 01:22 PM | 4093 views | 0 0 comments | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
  Queens NY Real Estate Market Update   In September the seasonally adjusted annual rate of home sales in Queens jumped to the highest year-over-year increase since January 2013, as many buyers mad...
91NL_Queens_Home_Team_at_Keller_Williams_Realty_Landmark_II_George_Herrera_Abigail_Herrera_Chris_Tomeo_Marketing_Profile_Picture.jpg This Month in Queens Real Estate: September 2013 by George
September 18, 2013 10:56 AM | 17396 views | 0 0 comments | 325 325 recommendations | email to a friend
  Queens NY Real Estate Market: Update The annual rate of home sales rose for the fifth month in a row in August, the jump likely boosted by formerly reluctant buyers being pushed off the sidelines...
ACM5_George_Herrera_KW_Queens_NY_Realtor_Queens_Home_Team_Keller_Williams_Realty_Landmark_II_Email_SMall.jpg This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2013 by George
August 18, 2013 07:59 PM | 13440 views | 0 0 comments | 367 367 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Real Estate Market Update   With home prices still rising rapidly, inventory has remained tight as many potential Queens home sellers hold out in an effort to wait until prices peak. Howe...
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ING, the Netherlands' largest bank, announced Wednesday it has sold its remaining stake in US insurance company Voya for $2 million (1.8 billion euros), closing out its US activities in the sectorING, the Netherlands' largest bank, announced Wednesday it has sold its remaining stake in US insurance company Voya for $2 million (1.8 billion euros), closing out its US activities in the sector. Following a public offering announced late Tuesday, ING said it sold the last tranche of 32 million shares it held in Voya for $44.20 per title, garnering $285 million in profits on the $2 billion sale price. "This sale completes the divestment of ING’s US-based retirement, investment and insurance business," an ING statement said of the exit from Voya that began with an initial public offering in May 2013.


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Undated hand out photograph released November 24, 2014, by the office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough shows police officer Darren Wilson shortly after he fatally shot black teenager Michael BrownThe US Justice Department said Wednesday it will not prosecute the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last August, touching off nationwide outrage. Its decision not to prosecute Darren Wilson on federal civil rights charges was issued alongside a report that faulted the police department in the St Louis suburb for systematically targeting African Americans. "Because Wilson did not act with the requisite criminal intent, it cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt to a jury that he violated (Brown's civil rights) when he fired his weapon at Brown," the report said. The teenager's death -- on a residential street in a black-majority town with an overwhelmingly white police force -- prompted weeks of sometimes violent protests and kindled a national debate about race relations and law enforcement.


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New York public schools, students in class seen here, will add two Muslim holidays to their vacation calendars, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, a promise he made during his election campaignNew York public schools will add two Muslim holidays to their vacation calendars, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, a promise he made during his election campaign. Two of the most sacred holidays in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, will be observed. Eid al-Adha, or "Festival of Sacrifice," will be a vacation day on September 24, starting in the 2015-2016 school year. The festival of breaking the fast, Eid al-Fitr, which falls over the summer in 2016, will be designated a holiday for summer school students.


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