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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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Prospect Heights residents ask for compromise on new 18-story building
Locals want ESDC to maintain “neighborhood integrity”
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Non-profits battle low turnout of local volunteers
Through combined efforts of several organizations, work continues
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Criminals targeting Muni Meters to steal credit card info
Pol proposes bill to hold DOT more accountable for security
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Cumbo announces $22 million to support the arts in Brooklyn
Beep says that New York will no longer ignore boro’s culture
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Clinton Hill residents, DOT clash over pedestrian plaza
DOT wants Putnam Plaza permanent, locals want it gone
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Madison Boys & Girls Club celebrates back to school
Youth group invites rapper Diggy Simmons for inspiration
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Century Tour teams up with Vision Zero for 25th Anniversary
More than 7,000 cyclists took to the streets for the 25th Annual NYC Century Tour on Sunday, many of whom were riding to raise money to fund the Mayor's Vision Zero initiative. The ride was hosted ...
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New York named most bike-friendly city in the U.S.
Magazine recognizes DOT efforts for cycle-safe streets
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Doe Fund helps beautify Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst
Businesses in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst will shine a little brighter, now that Councilman Vincent Gentile has announced extra street sweeping and waste basket pick-up, with some help from the Doe F...
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Police officers save choking baby in Bensonhurst
Beep honors duo with “Heroes of the Month” award
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Coney Island Houses see Sandy relief funding two years later
Hope $108 million in repairs will mean a safer future
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Jo Ann Simon wins 52nd Assembly District Democratic primary
An endorsement from Mayor Bill de Blasio was not enough to get Pete Sikora the popular vote in the 52nd District. Voters selected Jo Ann Simon to replace Joan Millman, who represented the 52nd Dist...
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Groundswell youth paint mural addressing prison system
As news was breaking about the severe living conditions for minors at Rikers Island in New York City, several young artists were working together with a local food chain to share their feelings on ...
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Brooklyn art entrepreneur travels to Cuba
L.B. Brown, a Brooklyn art entrepreneur, traveled to Havana, Cuba, recently with 80 African-American curators, scholars, and art innovators to learn and celebrate art and culture of the country for...
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Beep increases capital funding for cultural affairs
Libraries, music and arts institutions grateful for allocation
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Tim Knepp, left, and his daughter Megan talks with a Capitol Hill police officer while sledding on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The U.S. federal government said its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. The Office of Personnel Management said non-emergency personnel in and around Washington were granted excused absences for the day. Emergency employees and telework-ready employees were expected to work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may have fled town ahead of a snowstorm, but the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee didn't let that sabotage a scheduled hearing on — drum roll, please — the Arctic.


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In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, U.S. Armed Forces Veterans attend the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims for the week ending Feb. 28 on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.


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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Iran’s growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers _ not the U.S. _ are leading the charge. Carter, under questioning from Sen. John McCain this week, acknowledged his concern when McCain asked if it alarms him that Iran “has basically taken over the fight.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not the U.S. — are leading the charge.


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