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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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We apologize for throwing your money in the trash
We never actually ran this photo we received from the press office of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall back in June, but you can be sure that we won't be making that costly mistake again. Yo...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biviano takes his case straight to big media
Like getting mail? Then you must love it every time an election comes around! You know how we know that State Senator Toby Stavisky is working hard? Because our mailbox tells us so. At least that's...
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protesters crash street renaming
It's only the beginning of August and things have already started to get ugly in the Corona political world. Or rather, the ugliness of Corona politics is back from its summer break - things have b...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Working Families or Hardly Working?
Backroom politics over at the Board of Elections...we don't believe it for one minute! But that's exactly what Anthony Como, who is challenging State Senator Joseph Addabbo this November for his se...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol & reporters do a little "Rangel"-ing
Could all of the stress of the ethics probe and pending charges against New York City Congressman Charlie Rangel finally be getting to him? Rangel has been scolding and snapping at reporters like a...
Jul 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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This won't be a negative-Frei race
Has civility finally returned to local politics? The race to fill the seat being vacated by Assemblyman Michael Gianaris in Astoria - who is in turn the clear frontrunner to replace the retiring Ge...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who wants free papers?
You might recall that after taking a brief hiatus from the City Council, Karen Koslowitz was re-elected to represent the Forest Hills district she once repped before term limits forced her out in 2...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Driscoll says 'so long' to Parkside
Bill Driscoll, the senior founding partner at The Parkside Group, has suddenly parted ways with Evan Stavisky and Harry Gianoulis. Driscoll was considered the most savvy at the political consulting...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marty: see you in a few years LeBron!
There were a whole lot of people upset about LeBron James' decision to leave the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, none more so than the fine people of Cleveland, OH. But King James let down a whole lo...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner with catch up on ESPN
We gotten used to seeing Congressman Anthony Weiner all over our television sets as of late. The Brooklyn/Queens representative has become one of the most outspoken members of Congress, and has mos...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bet you think this Pol Position is about you? It is!
So was it a fundraiser or wasn't it? Well, that depends on who you ask. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was criticized recently for attending a Carole King and James Taylor "concert" in Washington, D...
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talk is cheap
Look out naive and sloppy journos, Errol Louis is going to out you! Louis, a columnist with The Daily News, recently had Congressman Gregory Meeks as a guest on WWRL's Morning Show with Errol Louis...
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aqueduct will become a big campaign chip
The news over the controversial pick of Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) to run a future casino - or as it has been dubbed a “racino” - full of video lottery terminals just keeps getting worse. N...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's in a kiss? A lot in Albany!
Anthony Como wasn't the only GOP candidate to pounce on an opportunity to discredit their challenger this past week. Rick Lazio, who is running for governor and will likely face current Attorney Ge...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Come on, it's just a million bucks!
Really, what's $1 million or so if you're the richest man in the world? Well, $1 million might be a drop in the bucket to billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg, but the money apparently isn't an insi...
Jun 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
Seventeen miners died in an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukrainian, where a blast trapped dozens of people, the news agency RIA Novosti said, citing the region's emergency services. "Up to this moment out of the 32 people who are under the rubble, the bodies of 16 people were found with no signs of life," RIA cited the emergency services spokesperson as saying.
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law. Clinton's office said nothing was illegal or improper about her use of the non-government account and that she believed her business emails to State Department and other .gov accounts would be archived in accordance with government rules. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The email practices of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state, grew more intriguing with the disclosure Wednesday that the computer server she used traced back to her family's New York home, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.


2015-03-04 14:36:06 -0500

Workers involved in the rescue operation walk back to their vehicles in Donetsk, Ukraine, on March 4, 2015, after a blast at the Zasyadko coal mineAt least 17 miners were killed and 16 more were missing and feared dead in eastern Ukraine after a blast on Wednesday at an accident-prone coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. "The fate of 16 other miners is still unknown," spokeswoman of the rebel emergency ministry in Donetsk Yuliana Bedylo told AFP. The head of the rebel Donetsk People's Republic administration, Maksim Leshchenko, told reporters that 197 workers, out of 230 in the mine when the explosion occurred shortly before 0400 GMT, had been rescued alive. Emergency workers were forced to call off the rescue operation late Wednesday due to the threat posed by the high methane levels, Mykhaylo Volynets of the Ukrainian Independent Miners Union said.


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