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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 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 | 286 286 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 | 295 295 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 | 277 277 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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There aren't many like Herman Badillo
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Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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I Love Loosies and the People Who Sell Them
The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn’t intend to kill him. They intended only to show him who’s boss on the streets of Staten ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Body cameras a good start
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Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Good Vote for New York
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LinkNYC: A Catalyst for New Opportunity
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Ray Rice and America’s Commitment to Non-Commitment
Hosni Mubarak and former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice both had good weeks. Charges were dropped on Egypt’s ousted president Mubarak, which means that despite the uprising in this usually ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason for people to go hungry in NYC
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HIV is a Virus, Not a Crime
The first national “HIV is Not a Crime” conference was held this summer in Iowa. Writer and HIV/AIDS advocate Mark S. King wrote in his blog about his experience. Most notably he speaks about an ex...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where Would We Be Without Our Local Small Businesses ?
It has been said the small businesses are the backbone of our communities here in Queens, and I am certainly one to reiterate that sentiment. The small businesses, many of which I frequent myself –...
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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City needs to enforce its truck routes
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Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green Buildings & More
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Outpatient Surgery Needs Immediate Reform
A dangerous new healthcare trend was recently exposed with the passing of Joan Rivers: doctors performing procedures in a private facility that have traditionally been done in a hospital. Many of t...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sorry mayor, Noerdlinger was news
In light of the recent developments surrounding New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray’s chief of staff Rachel Noerdlinger, Mayor Bill de Blasio scolded the press on Monday, saying, “If you want ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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With UPK off the ground, time to revisit vouchers
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Separate Fact From Fiction on Charter Schools
Too few of our modern-day state leaders appreciate the absolute role they must play in bringing about substantive change in America’s schools. Even with more than half of states electing reform-min...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2008, file photo, Conrad Hilton, left, Kathy Hilton, center, and Rick Hilton arrive at the launch party of new MTV series "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say Paris Hilton's brother Conrad has agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London last year. The U.S. attorney's office says Hilton signed the agreement Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He's set to appear in court Thursday but will officially plead guilty to the misdemeanor later. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say Paris Hilton's brother Conrad has agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London last year.


2015-03-03 23:37:52 -0500

Ukrainian soldiers take part in military exercises near the eastern Ukrainian city of Schastya, in the Lugansk region on March 3, 2015Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict. The leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Italy plus EU head Donald Tusk on Tuesday also argued for strengthening a mission charged with monitoring the ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons.


2015-03-03 23:34:07 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday credited women with making a difference at all levels of government, asking an audience of female Democrats, "Don't you someday want to see a woman president?"
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