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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 | 64 64 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 | 193 193 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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Teachers educated at York get failing grades
Low literacy grades have admin, staff rushing to fix numbers
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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NTC Pro Shop celebrates ten years in business
Nine years ago, when the National Tennis Center gave Woody Schneider and his associates at the Grand Central Racquet Shop the chance to take over the NTC pro shop, they jumped at the opportunity. S...
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Governor vetoes bill to protect the state’s mute swan population
Advocates enraged over DEC’s reasoning behind their eradication
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JROTC in Fresh Meadows received the first perfect score in history
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recognized their hard work
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Lunar New Year, Diwali now official school holidays
Governor signs bill to give some kids the day off
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Pol: Pan Am shelter not fit to become permanent
Local Elmhurst residents joined State Senator Tony Avella last week to contest the conversion of the Pan Am homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard into a permanent facility. The shelter just underwen...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Flushing chamber begins membership drive
The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce officially opened for business last week during an event at Flushing Town Hall. The new Greater Flushing Chamber has pledged to not only become a strong sup...
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Nearly 4,000 kids attend annual Operation Santa Claus
Community Mayors president says group is looking for more volunteers
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Former Queens Library trustees accuse Beep of misleading public
Court case against Katz was dismissed by choice of plaintiffs
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NYPD rolls out three-month body camera pilot program
De Blasio says he hopes program will increase public’s confidence
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Retraining the country’s largest police force
Mayor, NYPD unveil new three-day training course
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Report shows LeAp participation positively impacts literacy scores
Students who participated in the Learning through an Expanded Art Program ’s ALLL K – 2 project last year outperformed their peers on literacy tests by a significant margin, according to a new repo...
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Safe Space dedicates youth center to former president and CEO
Family services center receives $25,000 HopeLine grant from Verizon
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ECCA makes 16th toy run to St. Mary's in Bayside
Ed Walter formed the East Coast Car Association Toys 4 Tots back in 1999 after his daughter fell ill and doctors took her to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside. After she was rele...
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Court dismisses lawsuit against Katz by former library trustees
Beep says new board has restored public’s faith in Queens Library
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Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, seen during a NBA game at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, on May 27, 2014Russell Westbrook finished with 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists and became the first player since Michael Jordan with four straight triple doubles as Oklahoma City beat Philadelphia 123-118 in overtime. Westbrook played with a clear plastic face mask in his return after missing the last Thunder game with a facial fracture that required surgery. "It is definitely a blessing," Westbrook said. Westbrook recorded his 10th assist on D.J. Augustin's three pointer, which came just under two minutes into overtime and gave the Thunder the lead for good.


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File photo of Australian Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran waiting in a temporary cell for their appeal hearing in Denpasar District Court in Indonesia's resort island of BaliBy Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within days. The planned executions of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, have ramped up diplomatic tension between Australia and Indonesia after repeated pleas for mercy on their behalf. Indonesia's foreign ministry said there was no legal basis for Indonesia to act on the proposal that had been made by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.


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In this Jan. 27, 2015, photo, Ngoty, of Senegal, the adopted daughter of Viginia women's basketball coach Joanne Boyle, rests on a basketball as she plays with members of the women's basketball team in Charlottesville, Va. Each trip to Senegal to try and adopt Ngoty entailed an eight-hour flight to Dakar from Washington's Dulles International Airport, then a rugged drive of nearly 300 miles that could take 8-9 hours, or longer on the trips when Boyle and her driver blew a tire or their car overheated in the 120-degree temperatures. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home.


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