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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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Jacqueline Heppa
Jacqueline Heppa passed away in Howell, NJ on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the age of 71. Beloved Mother of Maria-Ann Dolch and Carolyn Bongiorno and Mother-in-Law of Robert and Anthony. Cherished ...
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Concetta Vertuccio
Concetta Vertuccio passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of Frank Vertuccio. Loving Mother of Maria Stalica and Vincent Vertuccio and Mother-in-Law of Ronnie and Mi...
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Stephen K. Grunwald
Stephen K. Grunwald passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Helen S. Grunwald. Loving Father of Jeanette Stewart, and the late Stephen M. Grunwald and ...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eleanor Navaretta
Eleanor Navaretta passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Alfred Navaretta. Loving Mother of Jean Surowiec, Carl Navaretta and the late Alfred Navaretta...
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Irene Feminella
Irene Feminella passed away on Monday, January 05, 2015 at the age of 66. Beloved Mother of Melanie Feminella. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Thursday January ...
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Turato
Mary Turato passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Sam Turato. Loving Mother of John Turato and Marie Roberti. Cherished Grandmother of Lori Sempervidi a...
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Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski
Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski born March 3, 1922, in PA passed away on December 20, 2014 in Princeton, NJ. She lived in Maspeth, NY for over 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Szot, t...
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Michelina Impollonia
Michelina Impollonia passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2015 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Michael A. Impollonia. Loving Mother of Phyllis Impollonia Fogg and Andrea Impollonia. Cher...
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Brian F. Carroll
Brian F. Carroll passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Mary Carroll. Loving Father of Francis Carroll, Brian Carroll, Sean Carroll and the late Elizabeth Car...
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Albert Orsi
Albert Orsi passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Mary Ann Orsi. Loving Father of Joseph Delphine. Cherished Grandfather of Jenna and Matthew. Dear Brother o...
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Jean Oldenburg
Jean Oldenburg formerly of Ridgewood passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of Frederick. Devoted mother of Susan Conroy, Jeanine, Frederick Jr. & the late Step...
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Francesca Nuccio
Francesca Nuccio passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of Francesco Nuccio. Loving Mother of Emilia Nuccio & Anna Crisafi and Mother-in-Law of Robert MacFarlane...
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Marie Ziccardi
Marie Ziccardi passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Wife of John Ziccardi. Loving Mother of Anthony Ziccardi, Annmarie Voulgaris and Nicholas Ziccardi. Cherished Grand...
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Louis M. Berger
Louis M. Berger passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Catherine Berger. Loving Father of Kevin Berger, Karen Ferris, Brian Berger and Thomas Berger and Fat...
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Catherine (Kay) Menzer
Catherine (Kay) Menzer passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of the late Robert Menzer. Loving Mother of Kathy Forgione, Harold Menzer, Robert Menzer, Michael Men...
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US stocks fall for a second day after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the NasdaqUS stocks fell for a second day Wednesday after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq. Dull data on private business hiring and service sector growth, and a so-so Beige Book economic survey from the Federal Reserve kept traders cautious, with eyes now on Friday's official jobs market report for February, and the European Central Bank meeting Thursday. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 106.47 points (0.58 percent) at 18,096.90. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 9.25 (0.44 percent) to 2,098.53, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite dropped 12.76 (0.26 percent) to 4,967.14.


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The US economy continued to grow at a fairly moderate rate in recent weeks, despite severe winter weather in some regions, according to a Federal Reserve report released WednesdayThe US economy continued to grow at a fairly moderate rate in recent weeks despite bad winter weather in some regions, according to a Federal Reserve report released Wednesday. Fed contacts in the Boston area, pummeled by heavy snowfalls, "were fairly upbeat this period, notwithstanding the severe weather," the report said. The slide in crude-oil prices, which have fallen more than 50 percent since June, showed up in reduced production in several districts as energy companies scaled back investment.


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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty if convicted of killing three people and wounding 264 in April 2013Lawyers for the student on trial for the Boston marathon bombings bluntly admitted Wednesday that he was responsible for the attacks, but insisted he had been led astray by his brother. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty and -- while survivors recounted the carnage in graphic detail -- the defense sought to put the bulk of the blame on his slain older sibling. Prosecutors said Tsarnaev carried out the attacks to avenge the deaths of fellow Muslims overseas after learning how to build pressure-cooker bombs through an Al-Qaeda publication. The Kyrgyzstan-born US citizen faces the death penalty if convicted of the bombings which killed three people and wounded 264, on April 15, 2013.


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