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Texting and Driving FAQs by cjleclaire
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Texting and Driving Is the Most Alarming Form of Distracted Driving Texting and driving includes reading text messages, emails or online material or writing or composing messages on a mobile device while driving. The federal government defines texting and driving as distracted driving. Why is tex...
Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors by cjleclaire
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
How Would Your Small Business Fare with the IRS for Worker Status? Did you know that misclassifying workers is one of the top problems that small business owners face? Many small businesses hire independent contractors as part of running their businesses and delivering services or products. It is...
Astoria Characters: The Successful Actor You've Never Heard Of by Nruhling
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Neal is an actor and a lawyer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You’ve probably never heard of Neal Arluck . And it’s highly unlikely that you’d recognize his face. There’s good reason for this. Although Neal’s acting career has spanned more than four decades, it has,...
Astoria Characters: The Illustrator by Nruhling
Jun 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Keiko is from Jakara, Indonesia. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I like to collect things,” says Keiko Nabila . She mentions this as she walks past the floor-to-ceiling shelves of shoes in the entry hall of her studio apartment/art studio. The featured footwear is d...
never growing up! Bringing Back the draft for young men 18 years of age by godfather
May 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Why they should bring back the draft-specifically for men only at 18 years age. Too many young men still living at home with no job, no inspiration, no motivation, and just flat out existing. In my opinion all young men need some type of direction. Whether College or being in the service. If they...
Astoria Characters: The Drummer Whose Heartbeat Is Science by Nruhling
May 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg is a pharmacist who plays the conga. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For Greg Stein , everything started to come together about a decade ago. What happened was not so much extraordinary as unexpected. Instead of an epiphany, his transformation was an evolution. ...
Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man by Nruhling
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cadillac Man wrote Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom Wagner , cap and coat in hand, is itching to get outside. He was homeless for two decades, and although he loves his apartment, anything with four walls feels conf...
Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women? by cjleclaire
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
One Set of Rules for Men and a Different Set of Rules for Women Having company policies that discriminate between men and women can be lethal for an employer in today’s work environment. If you haven’t had an attorney review your employee handbook or policies in recent times, it would be wise to ...
Social Media: Should You Use Social Media in an Internal Investigation? by cjleclaire
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 660 660 recommendations | email to a friend
Investigating Employees Through Their Social Media Accounts Social media can provide a lot of information about people’s lives. Why would an employer want to know what an employee is doing through social media? An employer may suspect that an employee is doing other things during work that do not...
Astoria Characters: The ESL Schoolteacher by Nruhling
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Yamina teaches English as a second language to second graders at P.S. 70. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When you have three children under the age of 4, it’s not always easy to get out the door on time. But Yamina Islam-Haque’ s got this. She’s an English as a seco...