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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 289 289 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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111 indicted in international identity theft ring
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, together with Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, indicted 111 suspects in the largest identity theft scheme in United States history on Friday, October 10. T...
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addabbo puts money on full-fledged casinos in NYS
State Senator Joseph Addabbo is calling for full-fledged casinos in New York state after a recent poll from Siena College revealed that fifty-seven percent of New Yorkers support a constitutional a...
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Park gets new tennis courts
Tennis enthusiasts have seven new courts to play on in Forest Park, thanks to money secured by council members Elizabeth Crowley and Eric Ulrich. Crowley held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city an...
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York City poverty rate rises
The poverty rate citywide has risen in the last year, reports the United States Census Bureau, with one in five New Yorkers now living below the poverty line. According to the Census, the one in fi...
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fight against temporary homeless shelters moves to City Hall
The fight to keep homeless shelters out of already saturated neighborhoods was taken to City Hall last Wednesday, September 22, when Councilman Stephen Levin held a rally to denounce - once more - ...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leader/Observer honored at WRBA’s 40th Anniversary dinner
Woodhavenites can’t forget about the 102-year-old Leader/Observer paper that always included their voice and enlisted the neighborhood’s help – from columnists down to the boys who delivered the pa...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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LaGuardia CC renames hall for Maltese
A former mayor isn't the only New York City politician now honored at LaGuardia Community College. Last week, the Long Island City college honored former State Senator Serphin Maltese by naming an ...
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resorts World gives sneak peek of the new racino
Aqueduct expected to open by end of October
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner declared winner in NY09
Bob Turner pulled off Tuesday night what would have been unthinkable less than two years ago: getting the voters of New York's 9th Congressional District to send a Republican to Washington, D.C. Tu...
Sep 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attempted rapist in Forest Park sought
The NYPD is seeking the public's help in identifying an individual wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Forest Park on Wednesday, September 7. Around 10 a.m., in the vicinity of Park Lane...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richmond Hill to soon see new affordable housing
A two-acre plot of land at 129th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill that was once contaminated will soon be the new spot for 183 units of affordable housing for low-income families and seni...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richmond Hill holds park fair, pays tribute to fallen
The Richmond Hill Block Association’s park fair saw a good turnout last Saturday, September 10. Area families along with local elected officials gathered to participate in activities, as well as to...
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Franklin K. Lane ROTC program saved
What was supposed to be a rally calling for the saving of Franklin K. Lane's ROTC program turned into a small event of praise on Thursday, September 1. Elected officials and community leaders gathe...
Sep 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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All Politics is Local – We Endorse David Weprin For Congress
When the 9th Congressional District seat was vacated in Anthony Weiner’s resignation, constituents of the district, which encompasses parts of Queens and Brooklyn, were left without someone to figh...
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Quirky" Creator
Richmond Hill resident lands on Sundance Channel show
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Mexican soldiers launched a crackdown against the Zetas -- the country's largest and most powerful drug gang -- in 2012Mexican authorities captured Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino Wednesday, dealing a blow to the feared gang and giving the embattled government a second major arrest in a week. The suspect known as "Z-42" was detained by federal police and soldiers in San Pedro Garza Garcia, an upper-class suburb of the northern industrial city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state, two federal officials said. "This achievement took place without a single shot fired, with much precision, with precise intelligence work and with the participation of all the authorities," Nuevo Leon Governor Rodrigo Medina told reporters. Trevino, 41, took the helm of the Zetas after his brother, Miguel Angel Trevino, or "Z-40," was captured by marines in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas in July 2013.


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A general view taken on March 3, 2015 shows the citadel (background) in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, where dozens were killed on March 4 when rebels set off a powerful tunnel explosion targeting an intelligence headquartersSyrian rebels launched a fierce attack Wednesday on an intelligence headquarters in Aleppo, leaving at least 34 dead, days after the opposition rejected a UN ceasefire plan for the city. At least 20 members of regime security forces and 14 rebels were killed in a powerful blast and attack targeting air force intelligence offices in the west of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The attack began with a huge blast from explosives in a tunnel near the intelligence building, the Observatory and a Syrian military source said. "Gunmen blew up a tunnel that they dug (into the regime-controlled sector) and then attacked the area surrounding the air force intelligence headquarters," the military source said.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow.
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