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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 105 105 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
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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 | 159 159 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
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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 | 224 224 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 | 288 288 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 | 297 297 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
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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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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Shanté Wolfe, left, and Tori Sisson, right, wait for their marriage license to be processed before becoming the first couple to file their marriage license in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 ordered the state’s probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying previous rulings that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution do not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The probate office in one of Alabama's biggest counties said Wednesday that it will quit issuing marriage licenses to anyone after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.


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By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - The accused Boston Marathon bomber "had murder in his heart" when he placed a homemade bomb behind a line of child spectators in a coordinated attack that killed three people and injured 264, prosecutors said in the trial's opening on Wednesday. Federal prosecutors, who have accused 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of carrying out the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, focused heavily on the blasts' youngest fatality, an 8-year-old boy, as they laid out their accusations in U.S. District Court in Boston. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb described how the defendant, and his 26-year-old brother, carefully selected the places where they left the bombs at the crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, in an effort to punish the United States for military actions in Muslim-dominated countries. "He pretended to be a spectator but he had murder in his heart." Tsarnaev, whose older brother, Tamerlan, died following a gunbattle with police three days after the blasts, could be sentenced to death if he is found guilty of charges that also include shooting a police officer to death.
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Mexican soldiers launched a crackdown against the Zetas -- the country's largest and most powerful drug gang -- in 2012Mexican federal forces captured Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey early Wednesday, dealing a new blow to the gang, officials told AFP. The suspect known as "Z-42" was detained by federal police and soldiers in the suburb of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon state, the two federal officials said on condition of anonymity. Trevino, 41, took the helm of the Zetas after his brother, Miguel Angel Trevino, "Z-40," was captured by marines in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas in July 2013.


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