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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 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 | 52 52 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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Support Our Troops! by Kathleen
February 04, 2014 12:29 PM | 9371 views | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
Stephen Shklando, Maspeth resident and member of Boy Scout Troop 312, is working towards completing his Eagle Service Project by collecting and sending supplies to our troops overseas.  The followi...
Brooklyn Divorce Attorney-Every dog will have his day – in divorce court! by cindy
January 09, 2014 04:33 PM | 11435 views | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
Every dog will have his day – in divorce court! Many pet owners these days are more likely to think of their dogs, cats, pythons and hamsters as companions, family members, or even soul mates than ...
Go Green and "Treecycle" at MulchFest 2014! by Kathleen
December 30, 2013 12:16 PM | 9499 views | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
Saturday, Jan 11th & Sunday, Jan 12th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM The 18th annual Mulchfest provides New Yorkers with a fun and environmentally-friendly opportunity to recycle their trees into wood chi...
DDMK_ipress_bookbutton_islandoftears.jpg The Island of Tears. by Tiziano
December 26, 2013 11:53 AM | 11856 views | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
There are numerous volumes that have been published on the tragedy of 9/11; some excellent and inspirational, other just manipulative. The topic of 9/11 is indisputably poignant and current. I was ...
6F7T_rcabanner.png What A Private Ambulance in NYC Can Offer by Ambulance
December 05, 2013 01:05 PM | 13275 views | 0 0 comments | 300 300 recommendations | email to a friend
Emergencies are always a tough situation to be in for many reasons. Aside from the anxiety about the thought of a person in pain, there is always the fear for someone’s life. Nowadays, a person act...
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MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities in Mozambique say assailants killed a prominent academic and expert in constitutional law by firing on the car he was riding in along a central thoroughfare in Maputo, the capital.
2015-03-03 09:11:46 -0500

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, retired Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffery Halstead, left, introduces retired Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher, during a presentation at a conference hosted by Taser International at the California Highway Patrol Headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. Halstead successfully pushed the city of Fort Worth to approve a no-bid contract worth up $2.7 to purchase body cameras from Taser, the stun-gun maker that is now the leading supplier of body cameras for police. A review by The Associated Press shows Taser is covering airfare and hotel stays for police chiefs who travel to speak at the company's marketing conferences. It is also hiring some recently retired chiefs as consultants, sometimes months after their cities signed contracts with Taser.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:


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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustrationBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh a second major case targeting President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday when it considers a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure's implementation. If a majority of the nine justices rules against the administration, up to 7.5 million people in at least 34 states would lose subsidies that help low- and moderate-income people afford private health insurance, unless Congress or the affected states act immediately. Such a ruling could also have a broader impact by deterring younger, healthier people from buying health insurance, which would lead to premiums rising for older, less healthy people who need healthcare most, said Rand Corporation economist Christine Eibner. The Democratic-backed law, narrowly passed by Congress over unified Republican opposition, aimed to help millions of Americans who lacked any health insurance afford coverage.


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