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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 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 | 57 57 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 | 103 103 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 | 121 121 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 | 157 157 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 | 190 190 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 | 223 223 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 | 285 285 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 | 294 294 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 | 274 274 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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Protect our seniors from fraud
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Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paterson Makes It Easier to Get Divorced
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What happened at Glenridge?
Just when you think you won't be hearing another story about a senior center closure until the next budget is due, word gets out that as of July 30 the Glenridge Senior Center on the Brooklyn/Queen...
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Water, Water (and Bottles) Everywhere
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City’s commuter van policy needs work
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The Independence Party and Its Role in 2010
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Taking care of the visitors
Millions of people visit zoos and have a good time, but most never think about all the care and planning that goes into making sure the guest experience is a pleasant one. The next time you are at ...
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The Cordoba House Mosque – Salt in Our Wounds
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The BQE Media Synergy - Traditional weekly community newspapers with a new media focus
Dozens of media properties - reaching Queens and Brooklyn in the most local of ways
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Stop and frisk law a step forward
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All Politics Is Local…This Year, Anyway
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Districts Need to Be Drawn Fairly
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Changing stop-and-frisk polices is a bad idea
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Top Elementary Schools in Brooklyn and Queens 2010
Trying to decide where to send your child for elementary school? We've compiled a list of over 100 schools in different sections of Brooklyn and Queens. Click here to view the top Elementary School...
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Some advice for the default Aqueduct derby winner
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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, December 3, 2014Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign has not officially begun but suggestions she may have violated federal records laws are the latest kink in her nascent White House bid. Reports that Clinton used only personal email accounts during her four years as secretary of state have left her exposed to legal challenges and potentially more damaging allegations of evasiveness and political plotting. Clinton may have breached the Federal Records Act, which calls for official correspondence to be retained. The White House said it had given Obama administration employees "very specific guidance" to "use their official email accounts when they're conducting official government business," according to spokesman Josh Earnest.


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An oil well is seen near DenverOil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, while rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Higher prices imposed by Saudi Arabia on its crude buyers in Asia, the United States and northwest Europe was another positive development, traders said, although some had expected benchmark Brent and U.S. oil futures to rally even more on that. U.S. crude futures were volatile on concerns that oil inventories in the United States had hit record highs. Industry group American Petroleum Group (API), however, indicated that last week's crude builds could be smaller than initially thought.


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This Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo shows Fire Station 2 in Salt Lake City after an early morning fire in a second-floor utility room at the building. Nine Salt Lake City firefighters who escaped the fire that erupted at their own station were taken to a hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay says in a statement that the nine firefighters fled the building and returned with a truck to fight the blaze. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door.


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