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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 | 107 107 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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And it looks like Hiram Monserrate will live to fight another day.
Oct 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley makes good on Kiwanis flap
Now those of you who are watching know that it’s a whole lot of fun when a Republican actually has a shot at a seat in New York City. Well, the 30th Council District seat in Glendale is held by Dem...
Oct 13, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems helping Flushing Republican?
In Flushing, the race to replace outgoing councilman and comptroller candidate John Liu has some interesting dynamics coming down the stretch run. The folks on the editorial board (which sometimes ...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The governor becomes a bona fide TV star
It seems like everyone just wants him to go away, so Governor David Paterson has decided to be everywhere! A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that the president himself - yes goslings, Barack O...
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mythical world of NYC politics
If you've been following the race for the 19th Council District (currently held by Tony Avella, who decided not to run for a third term and instead waged an unsuccessful campaign to win the Democra...
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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He moves in mysterious ways
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, despite all of his billions of dollars and financial media empire, is just like you and me. If you don't believe us, just look at all of his campaign literature. There's co...
Sep 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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I Want Candy!
Speaking of jetting all over the world, some politicians from New York City got a lift back to their home districts from President Barack Obama on Air Force One recently. We are told that among the...
Sep 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mailers? Ha! Ognibene is on a billboard
You know who isn't a “nobody”? Tom Ognibene, that's who! And he has this massive billboard looming over the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth to prove it. This might be one of the first political b...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor refuses to endorse nobody
Ouch...you know your campaign is in trouble when you are no longer considered a long-shot candidate, but in fact a “nobody.” That's the blow that Republican candidates for comptroller and public ad...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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It feels like the day after Christmas
Finally Primary Day has come and gone, and guess what? Not that many people cared. Except for the folks who were lucky enough to score a ticket to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Primary Day party to wel...
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a Girl!
Well, the week wasn't a total wash for Eric Gioia. He may have lost his bid to become the city's next public advocate (and a heartbeat away from becoming the next mayor of New York City), but he re...
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why can't every year be a crazy election year?
Instead of talking about extending term limits, why hasn't anybody discussed reducing them to something like two years, or even 9 months? Sure, it's been hectic trying to keep up with all of the el...
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The 2009 endorsement game is getting out of hand
Last week, we mentioned that the Pol Position inbox was being bombarded with emails about the latest endorsements of the numerous candidates who are seeking office this election season. Perhaps it'...
Sep 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's like we just did a political keg stand
Goslings, our head is virtually spinning right now, and it's not because of that six pack of Night Train Express Wine Coolers we drank last night while watching all of the debates we had piling up ...
Aug 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An election so special he had to call it twice
We were just kidding governor! Last week, we wrote about the governor's decision to call a special election to replace former assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, who used to represent Richmond Hill and ...
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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This undated image provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department shows the booking photo of Hong Young. Young, accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Young was charged with attempted murder and assault in the first shooting Feb. 24 near a mall. Police said the other shootings were linked by ballistic evidence or surveillance video. (AP Photo/Anne Arundel County Police Department)MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland learned his petition for divorce was dismissed at the height of the shooting streak.


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A shop worker arranges packaged meat at a leading supermarket in HarareGlobal food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 179.4 points last month, 1.8 points below its reading in January. High global production, low crude oil prices and limited demand from major importers including China have helped cap food prices for the past year and the index has now been declining since April 2014 to reach its lowest since July 2010. FAO's forecast for world cereal production in 2015 reached 2.542 billion tonnes, 8 million tonnes above the forecast made in January.


2015-03-05 05:36:59 -0500
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia are preparing Thursday to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.
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