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Astoria Characters: The Kong-tastic Couple by Nruhling
Oct 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Surprise! It’s Ella. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling What a Kong-tastic day! Powell  “Chuck E. Baby” Leonard and Ella “Miz E with a Z” Louise Smith are standing on the sidewalk goofing off. They’re cracking each other up with funny, frightening and frightened faces. ...
GASP! THE NEW ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS ARE IN – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS BOTH AN EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE by cjleclaire
Oct 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
As I previously blogged on the topic, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed an omnibus bill that completely overhauls New York State’s dated and out of touch anti-discrimination laws, and in the process uprooted deeply engrained precedent upon which employers have relied for decades in de...
What Potential Penalties Do Employers Face in NY Discrimination Cases? by cjleclaire
Oct 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
More Potential Penalties for Employers Potential penalties for employers are likely to result from the amendments to the New York State Anti-Harassment Law. As the repercussions of the amendments become clearer to employers, more businesses will establish anti-discrimination work policies. Revise...
First Lawsuit Under New York City’s Fair Workweek Law by cjleclaire
Oct 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 320 320 recommendations | email to a friend
Employers and Predictable Schedules in the Restaurant Industry The Fair Workweek Law went into effect in New York City on November 26, 1917, and it affected employers in the fast food and retail industries. Under the law, employers had to provide employees with good faith work schedule estimates....
Astoria Characters: The Immigrant's Daughter by Nruhling
Oct 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Catherine is the author of “Immigrant Daughter.” Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Catherine Kapphahn was a little girl, she sensed that there were things her mother wasn’t telling her. What she knew was that her mother was from the former Yugoslavia and that sh...
How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving? by cjleclaire
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite the fact that statistics show that drunk drivers kill more people than drivers who are texting. Surve...
Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo by Nruhling
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gildo, the diversified artist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I bet you can’t guess what this is,” says Gildo Spado . He holds up a round metal object whose center pole is surrounded by rods of different lengths. Is it the frame for a fancy lampshade? Or could it b...
What the New Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Means for NY Employers by cjleclaire
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
Is There Liability You Could Face that You Did Not Face in the Past? The NYS new anti-harassment law has a number of sweeping changes. For one, it applies to all protected classes under New York Human Rights Law, not only to sexual harassment cases. Protected classes include discrimination based ...
Astoria Characters: The Pedaling Pedagogue by Nruhling
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben works for the city’s Department of Education. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben Sherman is standing outside his apartment building eager to hop on his bicycle. A former high school principal who works for the city’s Department of Education, he rides to work in ...
WHAT DID I DO? OPENING A FRANCHISE BUSINESS DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS by godfather
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 328 328 recommendations | email to a friend
INTERVIEW WITH RIDGEWOOD REAL ESTATE BROKER Anthony Carbi Look at Taco Bell they have Beefy Fritos Burrito for $1.00 dollar. We are talking about maybe half of the $3.49 cents as a profit. Or $1.74 per Burrito. Maybe even less, but I will use half as the example. That comes to 6,896 BURRITO’S per...