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The Launch of Stephen D. Hans & Associates’ New Website by cjleclaire
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Stephen D. Hans & Associates, P.C. wants to welcome you to the launch of our new employment litigation website.  We hope you can easily find the information you are searching for on our mobile friendly site and that it satisfies your needs. Early in his legal career, Attor...
STARS Act of 2015 Addresses ACA Confusion over Season Employee/Season Worker by cjleclaire
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The restaurant industry and other fields of work, such as farming, often have seasonal workers that pick up heavier work loads during more productive times of the year. The lack of clarification regarding seasonal employment has been confusing for small business owners, fa...
Implications of the Recent Retail Wage Increases by cjleclaire
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Setphen D. Hans Recently, Wal-Mart announced its decision to raise the base wage of its employees. Wal-Mart plans to increase wages for close to 40 percent of its workforce. As of April, workers will earn at least nine dollars an hour, which is $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage. Wo...
4PX1_party1.PNG Want To Start A Party Rentals Company in NYC? by partyrentalsBK
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
So You Want to Start a Party Rentals Company   To those of you who have been to different parties and found yourself wondering how much party rentals companies make and how lucrative the business really is, then this article is for you. Maybe you’ve rented out moonbounces before and tried calcula...
Wal-Mart Hit by EEOC with Age and Disability Discrimination Suit by cjleclaire
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Sometimes hearing about a discrimination case is the best way for employers to understand potential liability. People would expect a company the size of Wal-Mart to have anti-discrimination policies firmly in place, but even so, there are instances where managers fail to a...
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself by CDCcontracting
Mar 06, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 427 427 recommendations | email to a friend
A good roof is perhaps one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. Any good investment requires good maintenance. One of the most crucial factors in upholding a roofing system is the quality of the gutter maintenance. Neglecting your gutters can cause storm damage that will cost t...
Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call? by cjleclaire
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 188 188 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 employees and when they get paid for their time along with when they do not. Whether the employee has to st...
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant? by cjleclaire
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 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 to start a business found security in the franchiser relationship. The franchiser protected the bran...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts by bobtheplumber
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 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 other coverings. If you have one that glares at people from your front yard, or one that's impossible t...
XV0_HANS_LOGO.png Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws? by cjleclaire
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 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 second thought. Cut your hair or lose your job. In most cases, such policies do not violate discriminat...