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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 53 53 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 | 99 99 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 271 271 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...

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Breakfast with St. Nick by Kathleen
November 25, 2013 11:01 AM | 10060 views | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Stanislaus Kostka Home School Association invites you to attend Breakfast with St. Nick .  Saturday, December 15th  9AM-1PM.  St. Stan's Auditorium, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY Children - $...
Wheelchair Lacrosse by Richard
November 07, 2013 05:17 PM | 9990 views | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
For active people who become disabled, it can be hard to give up some favorite activities. When adjusting to life in a wheelchair, though, one thing that remains the same is there are always ways t...
The Penalties for Employment Discrimination by cindy
November 13, 2013 04:16 PM | 17837 views | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed another suit for employment discrimination which could end up costing the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars.  The suit file...
Frequently Asked Questions About New York Employment Law by cindy
November 04, 2013 02:41 PM | 10919 views | 0 0 comments | 320 320 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Employment law can be complex and confusing for both the employer and the employee.  Following, are frequently asked questions concerning employment matters: Is an employer ...
Medtronic Paradigm Pump Recall by cindy
October 29, 2013 02:01 PM | 16758 views | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE FDA and Medtronic Issue Paradigm Pump Recall On June 7, 2013, Medtronic, manufacturer of the SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL implantable drug infusion...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson arrives for court in Joliet, Ill. Peterson, convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, was charged in February with soliciting an unidentified person to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow who helped put him in prison. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.


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Ukraine's central bank announces plans to raise its benchmark refinancing rate to 30 percent from 19.5 percentUkraine's central bank moved to shore up the country's battered currency Tuesday by hiking interest rates to 30 percent as the government pushed through draconian reforms needed to clinch another IMF bailout. The bank said the eye-popping jump in the benchmark refinancing rate, from a current 19.5 percent, was aimed at "stabilising the macro-economic situation" pending the IMF's decision on a $17.5-billion loan needed to save Ukraine from bankruptcy. Ukraine's currency and economy have tanked over the past year as government forces fight a bloody war with pro-Russian separatists in the east. London-based Capital Economics research company called the interest rate increase a "last-ditch attempt to regain control of the currency".


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FILE - In this May 24, 2011 file photo, Kimberly Adams holds a poster outside Harpo Studios before the final taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago. Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network announced Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that Oprah Winfrey will close the studio where she filmed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California.


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