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NYC Bans Polystyrene Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Judge Upholds the 2013 Law Banning Polystyrene for Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups In 2019 restaurants must begin phasing polystyrene cups and containers out of use. This change is a result of a...
Astoria Characters: The Special Teacher
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nicholas’ last name used to be Alexander. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Growing up, Nicholas Alexandrakos was always interested in his family’s history. With grandpa...
Has Your Loved One Been the Victim of Nursing Home Neglect?
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
How Does Neglect Differ from Abuse? Finding out whether your parent, relative or friend has been the victim of nursing home neglect is vital for their wellbeing. Sadly, many elderly people are in s...
Matter of Van Patten—Undue Influence
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Probate Administration | Wrongful Actions There are certain basic legal requirements when a person transfers property, conveys a power of attorney or establishes a plan for the distribution of an e...
Legal Concerns for New York Restaurant Owners
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re opening a new restaurant in New York City or the surrounding area, there are certain legal requirements you must put in place. You will need to choose a business entity and get your licen...
Certain questions are taboo for employers to ask in a job interview. The most obvious ones are questions that could be regarded as discrimination. If you ask these types of questions, you could be held liable if a discrimination lawsuit is brought against you. Do not ask questions that intimate at anything to do with age, race, color, national origin or birthplace, religion, disability, genetic information, gender/sex or marital/family status/pregnancy. (EEOC)
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
2019 Is Here with New Salary Thresholds The New York State overtime salary threshold draws the line between exempt salaried workers, who must be paid for overtime, and those non-exempt workers, who...
Astoria Characters: The Artist in Training
Feb 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Jose is from the Dominican Republic. In the spare bedroom of his apartment, Jose Mota is standing at a monumental work table, using an oil-paint marker to create the black...
MASPETH,NY-BUYING A BRICK 2F. VS A FRAME 2F.
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 332 332 recommendations | email to a friend
COLLECTION OF OPINIONS BY BROKERS IN THE AREA. BUYER BEWARE! BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN BUYING AN OLD FRAME 2F. HOME, MAYBE 100 YEARS OLD BY NOW, AND OR BUYING A YOUNG BRICK 2 FAMILY HOUSE, ESPECIALLY IF ...
Astoria Characters: The Guitar Guide Guru
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Meet Mike, aka the Guitar Guide Guru. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How hard – or easy – is it to play the guitar if you’ve never done it before? Instead of answerin...
Astoria Characters: The Comic With the Punch-Line Life
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Michelle shows off her mommy mug. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling If you didn’t know that Michelle Adrienne Slonim is a new mother, you need look no further than the r...

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Employment Ad Discrimination: Where to Draw the Lines by cindy
November 16, 2018 10:51 AM | 11540 views | 0 0 comments | 435 435 recommendations | email to a friend
Facebook Faces Allegations of Job Ads that Discriminate Against Women When an employer creates an ad that excludes a protected class, grounds often exist for a discrimination lawsuit. For example, ...
Astoria Characters: The Print Promoter by Nancy
November 13, 2018 05:40 AM | 1063 views | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling K.Y. is from Hong Kong. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The first thing you notice about K.Y. Chow is his apron. It’s green, the color of a forest in deep shade. He po...
Astoria Characters: The Acting Cafe Owner by Nancy
November 06, 2018 05:25 AM | 1207 views | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sonbobs is at 34-15 28th Ave. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling After she takes a tray of pineapple coconut muffins out of the oven, Sonnie Brown concentrates on the fro...
Sexual Harassment Protest: Google Walkout by cindy
November 02, 2018 04:17 PM | 15116 views | 0 0 comments | 650 650 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Employees Worldwide Protest Google’s Handling of Sexual Harassment The Google Walkout on November 1, 2018 in protest of sexual harassment was a worldwide event. The largest gathering o...
Employers: Do You Have Your Sexual Harassment Training in Place? by cindy
November 02, 2018 08:04 AM | 13224 views | 0 0 comments | 377 377 recommendations | email to a friend
What Does the New Sexual Harassment Training Require? By now, hopefully many employers in New York have become aware of the new sexual harassment training laws that went into effect on October 9, 2...
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