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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 | 108 108 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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Eveline Dorsey
Eveline Dorsey passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 88. Of Elmhurst, Queens. Beloved Wife of the late John J. Dorsey. Loving Mother of John Dorsey, Bernadette Previto, Kevin Do...
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Armando Fellin
Armando Fellin of Middle Village passed away on September 28, 2014 at the age of 87. A native of Revo, Italy. He was the beloved husband of Gloria Fellin. Loving Father of Bruno (Eileen) and Mark (...
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P.T.K
P.T.K Second Anniversary in Heaven September 22, 2012 - September 22, 2014 We miss your smile and all our talks. God has you in the palm of His hand. We have you in Our hearts forever Love The Big ...
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Anthony “Anton” Posavetz
Anthony “Anton” Posavetz passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the age of 100. Beloved Husband of Mary M. Posavetz. Loving Father of Richard & Susan Posavetz, Virginia & Jack McCarthy, and M...
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Marty Giove
Marty Giove passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of Suzanne Jensen Giove. Loving Father of Michael, Martin Jr. ,Thomas, Ann Marie and the late Richard. Cher...
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Jorge Mendez
Jorge Mendez passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Zoraida Mendez. Loving Father of Jorge Mendez Jr. Dear Brother of Alba Mendez. Funeral Services were h...
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Victoria Culicelli
Victoria Culicelli passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Orlando Joseph Culicelli. Loving Mother of Lois Culicelli. Dear Sister of the late Louis Vit...
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Vincent Caridi
Vincent Caridi passed away on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of the late Dorothy R. Caridi. Loving Father of Regina, Patricia, Valentina, Vincent Jr. and the late Ali...
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Marie Tuszynski
Marie Tuszynski passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Tuszynski. Loving Mother of William Tuszynski and Robert Tuszynski and Mother-in-Law of...
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Gennaro Mirra
Gennaro Mirra passed away on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of the late Isola Mirra. Loving Father of Ersilia Mirra, Anna Nicolino, Massimo Mirra, Sabato Mirra and ...
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Jorge E. Ramos
Jorge E. Ramos passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Maria J. Ramos. Loving Father of Edwin Ramos and Andrew Ramos and Father-in-Law of Cheryl. Cherished Grand...
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Faro Evola
Faro Evola passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Marianna Evola. Loving Father of Joseph A. Evola. Cherished Uncle of Margaret, Frank and Helen. ...
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Gaidis, Delores (nee) Wernicki
Gaidis, Delores (nee) Wernicki on Aug. 28, 2014 Beloved Wife of John Gaidis. Loving Mother of Christopher, Dorian, and Marydee. Devoted Grandmother of Marielle, John, Christopher, Sarah, Michaela, ...
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Amelia Keras
Amelia Keras passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Keras. Loving Mother of Michael S. Keras. Cherished Grandmother of Susan & Richard Kennedy, Me...
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Frank E. Chatel
Frank E. Chatel passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of Marta Chatel. Loving Father of Niurka Farrugia and Father-in-Law of Manny. Cherished Grandfather of Paul,...
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By Clare Baldwin and Nicole Li HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's third-ranked leader wants greater attention paid to young people in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, after they staged pro-democracy protests last year that shut down parts of the city for two and a half months. Zhang Dejiang, who heads China's largely rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), said last year's "illegal acts" highlighted a need to focus on young people and possibly revive the idea of a patriotic curriculum, Hong Kong media said on Thursday. The comments echo remarks last month by the head of China's Hong Kong Liaison Office, who said Beijing aimed to tighten control of the global financial hub and warned that the central government could take a renewed interest in patriotic education, an issue that sparked mass protests in Hong Kong in 2012.
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The Bank of England is seen, with a statue in the foreground, in the City of LondonThe Bank of England marked the sixth anniversary of its cutting interest rates to a record low by keeping them on hold once again on Thursday, but an improving economy suggests rates are likely to rise at some point over the next 12 months. While no economist polled by Reuters expects the Monetary Policy Committee will vote to raise rates before a May 7 national election, given record low inflation, there are signs that policymakers believe a rate hike could come sooner rather than later. The BoE said on Thursday it was keeping rates at 0.5 percent, their level since the depths of the financial crisis. Business surveys this week showed Britain's economy started 2015 strongly, and wage data in the next few months could provide some policymakers with enough evidence that it can start to be weaned off low borrowing costs.


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Senior Russian, Ukrainian, German and French officials will meet in Berlin on Friday to discuss eastern Ukraine and next steps needed toward implementing a peace accord struck three weeks ago in Minsk, Germany's foreign minister said. Political directors of the countries' foreign ministries and deputy foreign ministers will attend the talks on Friday.
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