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This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015 by queenshometeam
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 256 256 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 low interest rates, prices increased on a monthly basis; however, the yearly increase remained in t...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men by cjleclaire
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 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 the norm, the EEOC is now pursuing a class action lawsuit involving gender discrimination against mal...
Stronger Mind, Happier You by MartialArtsNYC
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 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, too.  Call me a sucker for brain power, but there’s definitely something to a healthier mind, a happie...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools by cjleclaire
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 275 275 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 tips from customers. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) ,  which is a federal law, tipped emp...
9F6W_Queens_Home_Team_Top_Real_Estate_Team_Keller_Williams_Realty_Landmark_II_Sold_Units_2014.jpg Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014! by queenshometeam
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 352 352 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, Queens Home Team was awarded top team for units sold. 2014 was a great year for the Queens Home Team ...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) by cjleclaire
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 343 343 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 all 12 months in 2014, there is no need for further clarification. Your return will be processed by ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination by cjleclaire
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 317 317 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispanics and other minority groups experience the brunt of this type of discrimination. Some companies be...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees? by cjleclaire
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staffing agency was involved in a disability discrimination lawsuit the Equal Employment Opportunity Com...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? by cjleclaire
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way, another minimum wage increase also occurs approximately a year from now, on December 31, 2015, ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015 by queenshometeam
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to the cooler months, when seasonal declines in both prices and inventory are normal. Inventory dipped s...