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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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Pennsylvania woman killed in storm
A Pennsylvania woman who pulled over on the Grand Central Parkway during Thursday evenings powerful storms was killed when a tree fell on her car. Aline Levakis, 30, was on the Grand Central Parkwa...
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tornado Hits Queens and Brooklyn
Traffic Snarled, Airport Delays, LIRR Stops
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9/11 memorial in Juniper Park somber, yet hopeful
Local residents gathered in Juniper Valley Park to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The feeling in the air was one of sadness and great respect for those who gave their lives on t...
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Nine years after the tragedy
Maspeth remembers firefighters, residents who died on 9/11
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/06/2010 - 09/12/2010
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'Sew' thoughtful: seniors/students donate handmade dolls to hospital
At a time when many healthcare facilities are strapped for resources, every little bit counts. Olga Demko gives back the best way she knows how; for the last five years, she has sewn and stuffed fa...
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104th Precinct Police blotter
08/30/2010 - 09/05/2010
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Mural brings Tuscany to a Maspeth alley
When Paola Belotti attended a barbecue that was hosted in the alleyway behind Maspeth Discount Liquors some years back, she was distracted by the graffiti covering the surrounding walls, particular...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth man's death ruled an accident
Family member speaks: Jaffe wasn't one for suicide
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
08/24/2010 - 08/29/2010
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Queens, Brooklyn residents voice opinion on Islamic Cultural Center
Voices supporting and opposing construction of an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero made headlines this month. On Sunday morning, thousands of protesters from both side...
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LIRR lines paralyzed by signal damage
Ten out of 11 of railroad branches were suspended on Monday
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MTA opens $10M Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
Will improve subway and bus transfers at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
08/16/2010 - 08/23/2010
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Crossing busy streets will no longer be guesswork
City to install countdown signals on dangerous streets
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Mind Maze Software Engineer Nicolas Bourdaud demonstrates a virtual reality system at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California on March 03, 2015Video game makers are being lured into virtual worlds in the hope players will dive in behind. Virtual reality headgear makers including Sony and Facebook-owned Oculus were at a Game Developers Conference here this week to tout the promise of putting players so deeply into game worlds that they seem real. "Virtual reality headset makers are looking for great games that help show off the power of the hardware," said Scott Steinberg, chief of video game consulting firm TechSavvy Global. Virtual reality has been heralded in decades past as the next-big-thing in gaming, but those behind hardware this time around believe the technology is getting good enough to deliver on the promise.


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**** DO NOT DELETE OR REMOVE - BREAKING NEWS LOGO ****Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia's security minister said Thursday that Jakarta would press ahead with the execution of two Australian drug smugglers and other foreign convicts, ruling out an offer of a prisoner swap put forward by Canberra.


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Portuguese bank BPI logo is seen on their offices in LisbonBy Sergio Goncalves and Shrikesh Laxmidas LISBON (Reuters) - An attempt by Isabel dos Santos to orchestrate a merger of two of Portugal's largest banks has a better chance of success than past attempts by Africa's richest woman to shake up Portugal Inc, analysts and industry sources say. Much of her fortune, estimated at $3.3 billion by Forbes, comprises assets in Portugal. Her foray into banking started in 2005, in partnership with Portugal's richest man, Americo Amorim, when she established Banco BIC, which now has Angola's biggest private branch network and has expanded to Portugal and several sub-Saharan African countries. Dos Santos's intervention comes just months after she tried to take over Portugal Telecom SGSP, a holding company with a key stake in Brazilian telecoms group Oi.


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