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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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Citywide bocce tournament gets underway in Juniper Valley
Players say courts not ready for upcoming championship
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella declares victory, Liu refuses to concede
And other results from primary night in Queens
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ENDORSEMENT: We back Markey for the Assembly
Democrat Dmytro Fedkowskyj got a taste of what it takes to be a public servant, and he likes how it feels. That’s why the former Queens representative on the Panel for Education Policy wants to uns...
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Glendale residents worry about consequences of homeless shelter
DOE not interested in site, DHS calls for new dialogue
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/25/14-8/31/14)
Monday, Aug. 25 Jonette Munoz was arrested at 1717 Centre Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Ziman. Joselito Ramones was arrested at the intersection of 69th Street and Grand Avenue fo...
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Show of support for homeless, criticism for shelter sytem
Homeless advocates rallied last week in support of residents at the Pan Am Shelter on Queens Boulevard. The facility has been targeted by multiple protests in the past months, with signs and chants...
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State Farm branch takes ALS ice bucket challenge
The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has spread to Maspeth, with the local State Farm branch looking to make the challenge corporate. The ice bucket challenge is meant to raise awareness and research fun...
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Lack of curb cuts aggravates handicapped residents
Many people cross the 69th Pl./Grand Ave. intersection unthinkingly, exerting only the minimal attention needed to cross the road without getting hit. But for Middle Village residents Fernanda Avol...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/18/14-8/24/14)
Monday, Aug. 18 Paul Alvarez was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and George Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Sullivan. Rachel Watford was arrested at 60-11 75th A...
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Captain reports recent arrests in the 104th
Officers in the 104th Precinct made a slew of arrests last week, Captain Christopher Manson told the press during a media briefing on Monday afternoon. On Aug. 20, Danny Miranda, 20, Angelo Padron,...
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Driven to help
Car show doubles as blood drive
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Judge shoots down library trustees' reinstatement request
Mayor appoints Queens native as first new board member
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/11/14-8/17/11)
Monday, Aug. 11 Marius Dumitrascu was arrested at 66-91 Fresh Pond Road for aggravated harassment by Officer Winter. Rafael Arce was arrested at 1675 Cornelia Street for criminal trespassing by Off...
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District 24 ed board joins opposition to Glendale shelter
Ideas like eminent domain floated to stop construction
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Mayor recommends changes to city’s 911 system
ECTP overhaul should improve emergency response time
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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. Darren Wilson was also cleared in November by a grand jury which opted not to indict him for the death of the 18-year-old Brown, meaning the policeman is no longer facing legal action of any kind.


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It this courtroom sketch, U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, left, is depicted delivering opening statements in front of U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right rear, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev, depicted seated second from right between defense attorneys Judy Clarke, third from right, and Miriam Conrad, right, is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.


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In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.


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