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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 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 | 21 21 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 | 61 61 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 | 81 81 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 | 119 119 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 | 150 150 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 | 185 185 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 | 246 246 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 | 255 255 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 | 239 239 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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West Side Tennis Club isn't desperate
The nearly 750 members of the West Side Tennis Cub in Forest Hills Gardens have it great. To have the distinct advantage of hanging out in a quasi-luxury lifestyle private playground while in the u...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not Too Big to Fail, Just Too Important
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Washington could learn from Albany?
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Koch endorsement doesn't make sense
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Mayor Wins Again With Public Schools
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Welcome Back To The Grind, Utah
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The Politics Are Wrong
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Jul 21, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA app competition deserves praise
The MTA doesn't get much right, but kudos to the agency for embracing technology to better serve its customers. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) this week announced that it would be hosting...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Selfless act after as great as the 3,000th hit
Christian Lopez, a 23-year-old kid from Highland Mills, New Jersey, caught Derek Jeter’s (#2 on his back) home-run ball Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the left field stands. The ball, hit by Jeter...
Jul 14, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heading into September 13
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New York State gets tough on rent regulations
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What Iowa Means in Prez Race...Not That Much
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NYC is safe, but what about the rest of NYS?
It was announced last week that it appears New York City has dodged a potential environmental disaster that would have put the city's pristine supply of drinking water at risk. The State Department...
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What Same-Sex Marriage Means for Cuomo
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Same-sex marriage foes, find the silver lining
Whatever your views on same-sex marriage, last Friday's late-night vote to legalize marriage between gay couples can at least be seen as a positive on some level. If you're a supporter of same-sex ...
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Tourists ride in pedicabs in HavanaBy David Adams WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuban and U.S. officials meet in Washington on Friday for a second round of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations, amid friction over Cuba's place on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Washington severed diplomatic relations with Cuba 54 years ago. Communist-run Cuba is pressing the United States to remove it from its terrorism list before the official restoration of diplomatic ties. The Obama administration is nearing completion of its review of Cuba's place on the terrorism sponsors list that must be submitted to Congress before Cuba's name can be removed, a senior State Department official told reporters on Wednesday.


2015-02-27 01:04:21 -0500

AFP TV grab of former employer Law Wan-tung (L) arriving at the District Court in Hong Kong on February 27, 2015A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse. "I'm still not satisfied with six years' imprisonment, because of what she has done to me, and to my fellow domestic workers," Sulistyaningsih told reporters. Law Wan-tung -- who had faced a maximum sentence of seven years -- "showed no compassion" to Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and other domestic staff, said judge Amanda Woodcock in handing down the sentence. The judge called for an investigation by Hong Kong and Indonesian authorities into employment agencies that charge domestic workers huge fees which are then deducted from their salaries, often leaving them in debt.


2015-02-27 01:01:52 -0500

This image from video provided by KABC-TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of a Metrolink commuter train after it crashed into a truck and derailed early on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Southern California Metrolink commuter train derailed and tumbled onto their sides after the collision on tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A driver who left his pickup truck on the tracks in a crash with a Southern California commuter train has been released from jail.


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