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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 | 50 50 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 | 97 97 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 | 116 116 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 | 152 152 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 | 185 185 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 | 218 218 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 | 281 281 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 | 289 289 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 | 269 269 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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How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? by cindy
January 08, 2015 05:59 PM | 6626 views | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits by cindy
December 17, 2014 12:24 PM | 7128 views | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls by cindy
December 10, 2014 08:14 AM | 8573 views | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant? by cindy
December 04, 2014 04:41 PM | 8149 views | 0 0 comments | 565 565 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage? by cindy
November 28, 2014 07:10 AM | 8827 views | 0 0 comments | 589 589 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
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An oil well is seen near DenverBy Libby George LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rebounded by more than $2 toward $62 a barrel on Tuesday as fighting in Libya, stronger equity markets and firm demand helped Brent futures recover from their biggest one-day loss in a month. Brent crude fell more than $3 on Monday as traders refocused on rising global supplies, which have pushed oil prices down more than 60 percent between June and January. Oilfields and ports are increasingly a target in Libya's conflict, which pits two rival governments and their armed forces against each other, nearly four years after the uprising that ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. U.S. crude futures , also known as West Texas Intermediate or WTI, were up $1 at $50.59 a barrel.


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Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los AngelesBy Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chris Barr had no problem getting his eight children exempted from vaccinations when they went to school. First in California, and later when the family moved to Arkansas, the natural healing practitioner simply signed a piece of paper stating that his personal beliefs didn’t allow the immunizations. This year’s highly publicized measles outbreaks, which have infected more than 150 people in 17 states, are no longer front page news. The proposed laws have been introduced in statehouses by both Democrats and Republicans and include a range of approaches, from requiring schools to post immunization rates to entirely eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions.


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The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The Villarica volcano erupted Tuesday around 3 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. (AP Photo/ Lautaro Salinas) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN PUBLICACIONES O WEBSITES EN CHILESANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanos erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.


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