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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 | 108 108 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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Greenpoint-based Cold Blood Club heads to the studio
Q&A with front man Tom Stuart on the makings of a new rock group
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 257 257 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Alouette releases new album in Brooklyn
Q&A with gypsy jazz innovator about culture and music development
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens captured in photography
“Queens Surface” is a series of 40 photographs that capture the details of Queens life and the light and shapes of the borough by one of its residents. Flushing Library will host an exhibition of t...
Jul 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 275 275 recommendations | email to a friend
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Butterflies of Bill Baker World Premiere
Brooklyn born actress Debra Messing was in attendance Saturday night to celebrate the premiere of the film Butterflies of Bill Baker . Messing was joined by VH1 Gossip Table personality Delaina Dix...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is NYC's latest food craze worth the trouble?
A report on the much-hyped – and elusive - Cronut
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 318 318 recommendations | email to a friend
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The forgotten life & times of John Mulvany
Researcher thinks lost artwork could be in N. Brooklyn
Jun 27, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 352 352 recommendations | email to a friend
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Station House offers something different in Forest Hills
Forest Hills is changing, and the new Forest Hills Station House is finding a solid foothold among the shifting demographics. The Station House, located at 106-11 71st Ave., is what many of the nei...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 331 331 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park Slope's Whale Belly talks music, new album
While the Park Slop-based band Whale Belly is in the studio putting the final touches on the follow up to the 2010 debut album, “…the smile at the End of the Slope,” the group is out playing live s...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 370 370 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Eats food show makes rebranded return
Brooklyn’s very first food trade show is just a week away. “Brooklyn Eats,” the popular food-tasting showcase, is being rebranded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with a new logo and website. Th...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 340 340 recommendations | email to a friend
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Final weekend for the Big Apple Circus
Come one, come all before Lengendarium leaves Queens
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 401 401 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
On Sunday afternoon, June 2nd, the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra held a concert at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, filling the “Crystal Room” at 106-06 Queens Blvd. with around 100 guests or more...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 366 366 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn’s Avidya and the Kleshas release first album
Q&A with lead singer and songwriter Stephanie Carlin
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 326 326 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedian Liam McEneaney Himself
Queens comedian releases a new concert DVD and prepares for first live taping at Union Hall in Brooklyn
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 318 318 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Patience Stone
An abusive world told through the eyes of the abused
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 301 301 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shake The Baron
A Connecticut rock band develops in the Brooklyn music scene
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 shooting at five public places in Maryland told police he heard voices directing him to fire at a random driver, according to charging documents released Thursday.


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In this photo released Wednesday, March 4, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Portuguese state television, RTP, in Damascus, Syria. Assad denied that his troops drop barrels bombs on civilians telling a journalist: "You are talking about massive propaganda." (AP Photo/SANA)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run news agency SANA says the army has killed the military commander of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.


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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, four-year-old Asian elephant April rings bell during Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circuspre-show at Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tenn. The circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively on Thursday, March 5, 2015 that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Mark A. Large) MANDATORY CREDITPOLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, "a massive 12-foot African elephant," to America in 1882 to star in the "Greatest Show on Earth." Whenever the circus came to town, parades of pachyderms heralded its arrival, drawing patriotic crowds that boosted sales and even attracted vote-hungry politicians. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, still keeps 43 elephants, 13 of which are performing. But years of pressure from activists alleging abuse have caused a "mood shift" among consumers, circus executive Alana Feld told The Associated Press, and the Feld family would rather spend money on elephant care than lawyers. The Felds say they'll phase out elephant acts by 2018 as the remaining performers retire to their 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.


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