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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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Alice G. Kustka
Alice G. Kustka passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late George Kustka. Loving Mother of George Kustka (Chris), Bill Kustka(Sharon) and John Kustka. Cheri...
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Pauline Pelzar
Pauline Pelzar passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of William Pelzar. Loving Mother of Karen Baisamo. Cherished Grandmother of Joshua. Dear Sister of Henry Walle...
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Nicoletta Mattariello
Nicoletta Mattariello passed away on Monday, March 02, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late John Mattariello. Loving Mother of Marie Grosso, Janice Fiscina and Linda Wosczyk and Mother-i...
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Catherine V. Thomas
Catherine V. Thomas passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 82. Beloved Sister of the late Theresa Moutopoulos and Elias Thomas. Cherished Aunt. Funeral Services were held at Papaver...
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Erminio Yurman
Erminio Yurman passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Carla Yurman. Loving Father of David Yurman and Steven Yurman. Cherished Grandfather of Davi...
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Benjamin “Bob” Crimi
Benjamin “Bob” Crimi passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the age of 75. Beloved Husband of Maureen Crimi (nee Folan). Loving Father of Christina Mundy, Marc Anthony Crimi and Joseph Crimi ...
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Helen V. Flaherty
Helen V. Flaherty March 2, 1919 –March 2, 2015 Happy 96th Birthday in Heaven Mom & Nana! Every day we celebrate your memories & await our time to be with you again. Love you & miss you always & for...
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Jean Jones
Jean Jones passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the age of 73. Beloved Daughter of the late Jean and Charles Mazzotta. Loving Mother of Christopher Jones and the late Robert Jones Jr. and Mo...
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Peter Flores
Peter Flores passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the age of 65. Retired from the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and Grand Master of the Martial Arts with over 55 years of study and ...
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Alice G. Kustka
Alice G. Kustka passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2015 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late George. Loving Mother of George (Chris) Kustka, Bill (Sharon) Kutska and John Kutska. Cherished ...
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Nidia A. Cabrera
Nidia A. Cabrera passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the age of 87. Beloved Mother of Hector R. Arias and Mother-in-Law of Carmen. Cherished Grandmother of Hector, Steve and Fernando and Gr...
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Elinor Burke
Elinor Burke passed away on Saturday, February 07, 2015 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Richard. Loving Mother of Richard (Ruth), Ronnie (Jimmy) Casale, Billy (Isabel), and the late Mich...
Feb 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rosemary G. Troni
Rosemary G. Troni passed away on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at the age of 90. Loving Mother of Barbara Perrini, George Troni and the late Bobby Troni and Mother-in-Law of Joseph and Vicky. Cherishe...
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Elaine Bassler
Elaine Bassler passed away on Sunday, February 08, 2015 at the age of 81. Beloved Sister of the late Lillian Liebold and Sister-in-Law of Howard Liebold. Loving Aunt of Barbara Buonomo and the late...
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Stella Uss
Stella Uss passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the age of 98. Beloved Cousin and Friend. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s Church on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 11 AM I...
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US air accident investigators are reviewing a petition to reopen a probe into the February 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll pioneers Buddy Holly, Hollywood Walk of Fame star seen here, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" RichardsonUS air accident investigators are reviewing a petition to reopen a probe into the February 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll pioneers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson. The iconic musicians and their 21-year-old pilot were killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza crashed soon after takeoff at night from Mason City, Iowa amid gusty wintery weather. In a blog Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) acknowledged receiving a petition asking it to go back on the September 1959 findings of the US government's Civil Aeronautics Board. "If the NTSB determines that this petition meets the criteria, then we will examine any new evidence presented and determine its merit," it said.


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A large sign with the names of the Boston Marathon bombing victims and thanking law enforcement is placed at a makeshift memorial for victims near the site of the bombings on April 21, 2013, in Boston, MassachusettsSurvivors of the Boston Marathon bombings choked back tears Wednesday as they told how a day of celebration turned into a horrific urban war zone of torn limbs and burnt flesh. Victims recalled smoke, chaos and terrified screams as they lay in excruciating pain fearing death from the deadly blasts near the finish line at the 2013 race. Karen McWatters, a mother of two who lost a leg, told how she held hands with Krystle Campbell, one of the three people who were killed, and how she felt life ebbing from her close friend. Despite agonizing injuries, McWatters said she pulled herself over burning pieces of shrapnel to get close to her friend.


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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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