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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 | 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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arts and entertainmemt
Brooklyn Cupcake expands to Queens
LIC gets a taste of the fast-growing sensation
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Tabu
Tabu by Miguel Gomes, a Portuguese filmmaker and former film critic, is a film devoted to the past. The film, which is shot in black-and-white, focuses on two women, Pilar played by Theresa Madruga...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the year in music
Buying gifts for the holiday season? There's no need to rack up debt buying that $500 phone that will be replaced by a new model in six months. Instead, consider music downloads – they don't cost a...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Django Unchained
By Kenneth b. Goldberg news@queensledger.com Django Unchained is the new film by Quentin Tarantino and his commentary on slavery in America. Tarantino is a victim of the Hollywood bubble he lives i...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ed Burns discusses new film, life in movie industry
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas focuses on an Irish-American Catholic working-class family with seven siblings and two parents struggling through the trials and tribulations of their very different...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crazy in Brooklyn
Neil Young and Crazy Horse bring show to Barclays Center
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens bank to be transformed into exhibit space
A new art exhibit in Queens will confront issues about the value of money during the economic recession while taking over the vacant Bank of Manhattan Building in Queens Plaza at 29-27 41st Ave. Ap...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie Review: Barbara
With Barbara , Christian Petzold directs a subtle but powerful film focusing on Cold War-era East Germany before the Berlin Wall came down. The film’s subject is a Dr. Barbara Wolff, who is forced ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloween Parades in Queens & Brooklyn
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Then make sure to hit up one of the many, many Halloween parades that are taking place across Queens and Brooklyn. The best part is that it is free to participate...
Oct 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writers reunite for Queens’ reading series
Amongst a group of cluttered, oval tables and eager crowd members, a lone microphone bleeds into a brick backdrop. Conversations continue as a woman with a yellow flower in her hair introduces a wr...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public gets peek at new Bushwick performance space
A performance by Cam'ron brought New Yorkers to a former brewery at 260 Meserole Street in Bushwick now known as The Well, a new outside venue designed for music performances. Co-owner Joshua Richh...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writers share stories through Queens journal
For some, writing is a way to connect with people we may never meet. This is the hope behind Newtown Literary, a new literary journal in Queens featuring the work of local authors, essayists and po...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer Cinema in the City
Catch a film outdoors
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie Review: The Runway
When director Ian Power was six years old, he moved to Wexler, a rural town in the south of Ireland that had a 70 percent unemployment rate, and this period of his life is the inspiration for The R...
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cunningham Park hosts Big Apple Circus
Expect clowns, jugglers, acrobats, animals and much more
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Jun Lei, CEO of Chinese smartphone company and a delegate to the National People's Congress, poses for a selfie as he talks to journalists gathered outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Thousands of delegates from all over the country are in the Chinese capital this week to attend the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — China has set an official economic growth target of about 7 percent for this year, according to a work report to be delivered Thursday by the country's premier.


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The U.S. State Department said the American ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an assault during a breakfast speech in Seoul but that his injuries were not life threatening. "We strongly condemn this act of violence," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, adding Lippert was being treated at a hospital. President Barack Obama called Lippert to wish him a speedy recovery, White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said.
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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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