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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 | 107 107 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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Residents continue to fight DOT over Putnam Plaza redesign
Community surprised to learn “temporary” plaza was always permanent
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDC announces new $3.5 million fashion hub in Sunset Park
Locals worry that fashion industry will also bring gentrification
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Akai Gurley’s parents speak out about their son’s death
Brooklyn DA says he plans to impanel a grand jury
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Prospect Park Residence owner delays contempt hearing
92-year-old resident denied chance to testify
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Fifth Avenue BID welcomes holidays to Park Slope
Hope revelers return to patronize local businesses
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Brooklyn pols rally around Obama’s immigration reform
Say executive order is a first step, more work to be done
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Pols look to increase penalties for trespassing on Brooklyn Bridge
Third breach of security has many concerned for infrastructure safety
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Brooklyn schools throw out textbooks, welcome iPads
Interactive learning has students more engaged, teachers say
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EXCLUSIVE: Elderly residents at Park Slope assisted living facility win months-long court case
Judge orders that Prospect Park Residence cannot evict remaining seniors
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Stage at Kingsborough presents GOTTA DANCE!
A backstage look at Broadway dance debuts in Brooklyn
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn t-shirt company puts spin on traditional athletic gear
Whiptail Athletic creates clothing for the easy-going athlete
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Museum hosts second American Fine Craft Show
Exhibition will feature work from 11 Brooklyn artists
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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DA charges 32 with drug trafficking and murder in Bed-Stuy
12 members of Gates Avenue Mafia in custody
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Court reveals owner sold assisted living building
Buyer offered $7.5 million bonus for eviction of elderly
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New housing development puts focus on veterans
Hybrid model combines affordable & supportive housing
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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday to increase the size of the armed forces by a third as Kiev fights pro-Russian separatists in the east. The bill was approved with 270 votes in favor, well above the 226 required, and now goes to President Petro Poroshenko, who proposed the measure, to be signed into law. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Thomas Grove; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
2015-03-05 05:12:10 -0500
By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi’s national assembly has approved a draft media law, backtracking from contentious 2013 legislation that was denounced by reporters and rights groups as an assault on press freedoms. Information Minister Tharcisse Nkezabihizi said he hoped the new law, once fully ratified, would ease rising tension between the media and the government in this east-central African nation, recovering from more than a decade of civil war. Burundi is due to hold parliamentary and local elections on May 26, followed by an election to pick the president on June 26 and another to elect the senate on July 17. Burundi's journalists union, UBJ, applauded the new text after branding the original law as unconstitutional.
2015-03-05 05:07:28 -0500
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agency Tass says that Russian media outlets are no longer granted access to official events in Ukraine.
2015-03-05 05:02:58 -0500