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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 | 107 107 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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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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Hillary Clinton, facing criticism over her exclusive use of a private email account while US secretary of state, has called for her emails to be made public after Republicans subpoenaed the documentsHillary Clinton, facing criticism over her exclusive use of a private email account while US secretary of state, has called for her emails to be made public after Republicans subpoenaed the documents. They (the State Department) said they will review them for release as soon as possible," Clinton said in a tweet late Wednesday night. Clinton, a leading Democrat contender likely to enter the 2016 presidential race, faced criticism this week when it emerged that she exclusively used a private email account for her work while serving as the US top diplomat from 2009 to 2013.


2015-03-05 05:44:56 -0500

This undated image provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department shows the booking photo of Hong Young. Young, accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Young was charged with attempted murder and assault in the first shooting Feb. 24 near a mall. Police said the other shootings were linked by ballistic evidence or surveillance video. (AP Photo/Anne Arundel County Police Department)MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland learned his petition for divorce was dismissed at the height of the shooting streak.


2015-03-05 05:37:00 -0500

A shop worker arranges packaged meat at a leading supermarket in HarareGlobal food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 179.4 points last month, 1.8 points below its reading in January. High global production, low crude oil prices and limited demand from major importers including China have helped cap food prices for the past year and the index has now been declining since April 2014 to reach its lowest since July 2010. FAO's forecast for world cereal production in 2015 reached 2.542 billion tonnes, 8 million tonnes above the forecast made in January.


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