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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 290 290 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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Pols call for crackdown on park poachers
A group of elected officials and park advocates called on the Parks Department to crack down on people who forage in city parks for food. While the issue has become a citywide problem - tickets wer...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Immigration bill incites controversy
Council members are speaking out against a bill introduced by their colleague Daniel Dromm, which would protect illegal immigrants from deportation proceedings after they are proved innocent and re...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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A “Garden of Hope” for Asian immigrants facing domestic violence
When Catherine first found out about Garden of Hope in 2009, it was as if a weight had been lifted. She was dealing with an abusive husband in China who would call and harass her in the wee hours o...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festival of Flowers promises to wow
When the 10-day Festival of Flowers comes to Queens on August 19, it might look like Columbia’s tradition of flower fairs, which combine floral pageantry with cultural activities. But that’s only b...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bus riders: there’s an app for you
Initiatives make it easier to travel the city
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York, a hungry city
New York ranks fourth in the nation for hungriest city, according to data provided by the Food Research Action Center (FRAC), with 23.1 percent of households with and without children unable to aff...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weprin gets femme endorsements
Nearly a dozen female elected officials announced their official endorsement of Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin on the steps of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Thursday, August 4. The new...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocates say more bike lanes needed
Due to three recent bicyclist deaths from clashes with motor vehicles on streets without bike lanes, bicycle advocacy group Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt) is calling for stricter enforcemen...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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All eyes on Pomonok
In response to a horrific shooting at the Pomonok houses in South Flushing, Councilman Jim Gennaro pledged to designate $750,000 to install security cameras around the development. On Saturday, Jul...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Couples celebrate first day of marriage equality with vows
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples made their way into Brooklyn and Queens Borough Hall on Sunday, July 24, as each opened their doors to recognize the first official day that same sex marriage be...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sky Foods is open for business
A new Asian grocery store opened in Sky View Center this past weekend, adding to the ever-expanding roster of retail stores at the Flushing shopping center. The 36,000-square-foot Sky Foods opened ...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cross Island Y chair lives up to his name
Mel Walker, chair of the Cross Island YMCA, walked 50,000 steps from Battery Park in Manhattan to the Cross Island YMCA Branch in Bellerose to raise money for the Y. Walker arrived at the Cross Isl...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bi-borough organization in need of volunteer teachers
A Williamsburg-based organization which recently branched off into Queens is currently in need of volunteers in the Jamaica area. Teachers of Light, a nonprofit Catholic organization whose aim is t...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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800 Children gather for a fun-filled day at Flushing Meadows Park
Eight-hundred children from summer day camps across the five boroughs gathered together last Friday to celebrate the Police Athletic League’s third annual Summer Day Camp Carnival. Held at Flushing...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dougalston Village revitalization in the works
Consulting team hired to study retail nabe
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 white policeman who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, but in a damning report found the local force systematically targeted African Americans. The fatal shooting in August in the St. Louis suburb ignited nationwide outrage and shone a critical spotlight on relations between law enforcement and black Americans, with police tactics also coming in for strong criticism. Wilson was also cleared in November by a grand jury in St. Louis County which opted not to indict him for the death of 18-year-old Brown, meaning the policeman is no longer facing legal action of any kind.


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Demonstrators hold signs against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico in front of the White House in Washington, DC, January 28, 2015The US Senate on Wednesday failed to override a presidential veto blocking a bill that approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, halting -- at least for now -- Republican efforts to advance the project. President Barack Obama issued the veto last month, after the Republican-controlled Congress overcame considerable Democratic opposition to pass legislation approving the controversial pipeline on February 11. Overriding the veto required a two-thirds majority in the Senate and House of Representatives, but the bill failed at the first hurdle Wednesday -- even though some Democrats joined Republican rivals supporting the pipeline. The president said last month he is not against Keystone in principle, but accused legislators of trying to "circumvent longstanding and proven processes" for gauging whether it is in the national interest.


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In this Sunday, March 1, 2015 photo, Sanders, a 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel mix, walks with winter booties with owner Malia Ebel in Concord, N.H. A harsh winter across the country has pet owners buying boots to protect their pets paws. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too.


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