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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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Low-income early learning center to close in Williamsburg
Reynoso calls on the mayor to save the program
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Homeless shelter for 91 families opens in Greenpoint
Residents angered at administration’s lack of transparency
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Building 77 prepares for $140 million renovation
Upgrades will bring 3,000 manufacturing jobs to Navy Yard
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Los Sures unveils renovated affordable housing for seniors
Southside United HDFC – better known as Los Sures – cut the ribbon a newly renovated 56-unit affordable senior housing development last week. Los Sures director of Development Sandy Rozario explain...
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City invests $150 million to transform 94 struggling schools
School Renewal Program aims to improve public school system
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Former boro commander takes FDNY's top uniformed post
Newly sworn-in Chief of Department James E. Leonard became the 35th person to hold the position in the 150-year history of the FDNY. His wife Patricia held a Bible as Commissioner Daniel Nigro offi...
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Brooklyn starts pilot program for heat monitoring app
Tenants no longer have to fear landlords turning off heat
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Local 237 members accuse leadership of election fraud
Over 5,000 votes uncounted in October elections, sources say
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Mexican immigrants open doors to Chuvoy’s Restaurant
Grand Street BID and councilman discuss changing area
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Staff at Woodhull call for better management, better wages
After five years without a contract, Woodhull doctors are fed up
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Parents flock to BabyFEST in North Brooklyn
New and expecting parents from all over the city made their way to Greenpoint last weekend for the second annual BabyFEST & Family Jam. Tiffany Greenaway, founder of the Brooklyn-based blog MyMomEv...
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Brooklyn voters, mostly, stick with the Democrats
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Greenpoint Y hosts spooktacular Halloween bash
Superheroes, fairytale characters, goblins and ghouls alike descended on the Greenpoint Y last Saturday for the second annual Fall Festival and Spooktacular Costume Party. Dressed in their Hallowee...
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BabyFEST & Family Jam returning to North Brooklyn
BabyFEST is back in North Brooklyn this weekend, and for parents and those expecting this year's event featuring local businesses and child experts is bigger than ever before. With more than 100 pa...
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Williamsburg residents march against domestic violence
To bring the issue of domestic violence into the public eye, roughly 200 people marched through the streets of South Williamsburg last week. Led by the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Viole...
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Crows sit on braches of a tree under snowfall on March 5, 2015 in Washington, DCA major winter storm slammed parts of the United States Thursday, as thousands of flights were canceled and government offices shut down in anticipation of more than half a foot of snow in the nation's capital. Snow started to fall in some parts of Washington DC Thursday, where the Office of Personnel Management ordered government employees to stay home. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cautioned.


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Henry Ford (L), Thomas Alva Edison (C) and Harvey Firestone, the "Big three" of US industry were also close friends and pictured here in 1930, on Edison's 83rd birthdayOne of Thomas Edison's little-known ambitions was to build a device to hear the voices of the dead, according to a nearly lost chapter of the inventor's memoirs which is being republished in France this week. Edison (1847-1931) detailed his efforts and they were published posthumously in 1948 as the final chapter of his "Diary and Sundry Observations".


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Smoke rises after an airstrike hit Maitiga airport early Thursday morning, in TripoliWarplanes from Libya's internationally recognised government carried out air strikes on a Tripoli airport on Thursday just hours before United Nations-backed peace talks were due to start in Morocco. Libya has two rival governments with armed forces battling for control of the North African state, where Islamist militants are also profiting from turmoil to gain ground four years after the civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. The North African OPEC state declared force majeure and halted production on 11 oilfields late on Wednesday because of deteriorating security after Islamist fighters overran the Bahi and Mabrouk fields in the central Sirte basin. The jets attacking Tripoli hit an open area near the runway at Maitiga airport, but caused no major damage and the airport was operating normally, a security source at the airport said.


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