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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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Queens rappers rock the stage at Rock the Bells on Governor's Island
Rock the Bells ended with a bang at Governor’s Island on Saturday, September 3rd, as Nas played songs of albums old and new, including the classic “Illmatic.” On stage speaking to thousands of fans...
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Events to mark 9/11’s 10th Anniversary
THIS IS PERSONAL MICHAEL RAGSDALE’s 9/11 Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, October 14. After the tragedy of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Michael Ragsdale wandered throughout New York City, taki...
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two artists’ distinct styles converge into fluid works of art
“Free Range” of Brooklyn and a show in Queens
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expect a star-studded Afro-Punk Festival
The Afro-Punk Fest in Fort Greene will feature acts like Cee-Lo Greene and Santigold
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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An August Day chat with Bebel Gilberto
If Bebel Gilberto were to manifest in goddess form, she’d probably be Aphrodite, or Oshun, the Yoruba religion’s orisha who represents love, intimacy and beauty. It wouldn’t be any surprise since h...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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A gold star for the Redd Tale Theatre Company
Astoria-based group skillfully commands the sci-fi stage
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Contemporary artists go Green at Flushing Art Gallery
Going green may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for six contemporary artists, it is the nature of their artwork and their muse. Held at the Crossing Art Gallery on the ground floor of Queens Cros...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new kind of barbecue with Astoria’s MEXIQ
We often hear of American or Korean Barbecue. But Mexican Barbecue is new idea, thought of by Dimitri Paloumbis, the 37-year-old owner of MEXIQ Kitchen and Draught, a relatively new spot in Astoria...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bodacious Brooklyn bike-riding fashions
From harem pants to petticoats, ride with comfort and style
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demand grows for Peruvian Pisco drink
When tasting the white frothy, slightly sweet concoction of Pisco Sour, one can’t help but slowly savor the foamy bits of this Peruvian national drink. And while the place is miles away that feelin...
Aug 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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See A Jew Grows in Brooklyn in Queens
You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate the heartfelt nostalgic comedy of this unique musical experience, featuring multi-talented entertainer, author and playwright Jake Ehrenreich, who is still...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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The many layers of King Cake
King Cake is founded on the principles of raw sarcasm, seductive vulgarity, and progressive music. It’s not easy to pin point the band’s genre, but rock, jazz harmony and motown elements are certai...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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A conversation with Chrisette Michele
The artist talks about her music, fame and why she hearts New York
Aug 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through the eyes of LIC artists
Long Island City is already a vibrant community. But when more than 56 LIC artists come together for a group exhibition, you can bet that vibrancy will be heightened. This is exactly what happened ...
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Housing Works is hooking you up
Organization holds annual warehouse sale
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.


2015-03-04 21:41:31 -0500

FILE - In this May 7, 2014, file photo, FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez, second from left, and Dallas' Matt Hedges, left, watch as Seattle Sounders' Zach Scott (20) and Chad Marshall, right, go for a header as Sounders' Obafemi Martins, third from left, looks on during an MLS soccer match in Seattle. As the MLS grows, there remains a significant economic gap among player salaries. Scott, who has started 67 MLS regular season games in his six seasons, has never made more than $52,500 per season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Major League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.


2015-03-04 21:36:35 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth McCracken, a fiction writer praised for her sharply detailed stories of grief and disaster, has won a $20,000 prize.
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