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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 | 192 192 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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Don't Ask For Directions
Learn useful skills at the park
Jun 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feet on 82nd Street
The season's sandal report
Jun 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dancing in the ‘Middle’
Modern dance lives in Queens
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run for the Hills
Interview with Dave W. of White Hills
May 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens viticulture comes into its own
Upcoming farm fest will showcase homegrown wines
May 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burger King full of 'Idol' chatter
Fans gather in fast food joint to cheer on hometown boy
May 12, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Here And There" - Here and now in theaters
"Here And There" is back!  Quick, grab a seat at the Quad Cinema [34 West 13th Street] for a limited engagement starting Friday, May 14!

     What a time to return!  As the nation yet again storms...
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young or old, you can learn a lot from a 'Fellow' filmmaker
So you want to be in the pictures - not necessarily as an actor, but maybe as a director, producer, director of photography, screen writer and/or lighting designer - and you are between 15 and 19, ...
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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New WHITE HILLS song
Band to play Lit Lounge 4/28
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens' weirdness on display in "Horror House Detective"
Look out, Queens, we've fallen victim to The Weirdness. Or at least, that would be a convenient explanation for the strange, aggressive, and sometimes non-sensical behavior that we display in our b...
Apr 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Films for the frugal: FREE events, screenings for movie buffs of all ages
We may not have nine lives like cats do, but it does seem that our lives revolve around the number. There’s Cloud Nine, there’s the Beatles Number IX, there’s a movie NINE, and now here’s another: ...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tribeca Film Fest 2010: Free outdoor screening schedule
It’s back: bigger, better, bolder: the Tribeca Film Festival 2010 takes to New York’s streets, screens and salons starting mid-week and ends its star-studded limited engagement on Sunday, May 2, 20...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Man Who 'Ran' With A Plan
How Ran Craycraft created WhyLeaveAstoria?!, a social media mini-empire
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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RECORD REVIEW: Thing by Trans Am
Over the course of their long career spanning 13 albums and nearly 15 years, Trans Am has always been pushing the envelope of creativity, and their latest release, Thing , due out April 20 is no di...
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do You See What I See?
Abstract art comes to Queens
Apr 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Undated hand out photograph released November 24, 2014, by the office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough shows police officer Darren Wilson shortly after he fatally shot black teenager Michael BrownThe US Justice Department said Wednesday it will not prosecute the white policeman who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, but in a damning report found the local force systematically targeted African Americans. The fatal shooting in August in the St. Louis suburb ignited nationwide outrage and shone a critical spotlight on relations between law enforcement and black Americans, with police tactics also coming in for strong criticism. Darren Wilson was also cleared in November by a grand jury which opted not to indict him for the death of the 18-year-old Brown, meaning the policeman is no longer facing legal action of any kind.


2015-03-04 17:43:48 -0500

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.


2015-03-04 17:36:37 -0500

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 cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.


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