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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 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 | 38 38 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 | 83 83 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 | 103 103 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 | 141 141 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 | 173 173 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 | 207 207 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 | 267 267 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 | 275 275 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 | 257 257 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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Climbing Mount 28
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The Commissioner Brings Sunshine on a Rainy day
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Aqueduct a deal gone wrong
In the wake of Governor David Paterson’s failure to pass an Ethics Reform Bill, the state’s decision to name Aqueduct Entertainment Group as the franchise to run a multi-billion dollar windfall gam...
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All Politics is Local, and Man Does It Hurt Sometimes
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Republicans eye a much-coveted Assembly seat
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Lessons of the Haitian Earthquake - Beyond the Crisis
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Valentine’s Day at the zoo
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A murder that should have been avoided
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A Big Week in Politics
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Restoring New York to a state of greatness
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Wildlife In Our Backyard
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Monserrate should resign now
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Chartering a Course In Albany
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Help the NYS Economy by Helping Aqueduct
Doomsday Budget. Suspended payments to hospitals and school districts. A $3.2 billion budget gap. It certainly looks like our state government is struggling with the most difficult economic times i...
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Give to Haiti, but don't get took
In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo released information to help New Yorkers make informed decisions when donating to relief efforts. “As our hearts an...
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India's finance minister pledged major investment in infrastructure on Saturday, saying it was time for the economy to "fly", as he unveiled the new right-wing government's first full budget. Arun Jaitley said his government had inherited an economy dominated by "doom and gloom" when it took power last year, trumpeting its achievements in conquering inflation and kick-starting growth. The world is predicting this is India's chance to fly," he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power last year on a pledge to revive India's flagging economic fortunes and provide jobs for its 1.2 billion people.


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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 file photo, Turkish writer Yasar Kemal, 85, delivers a speech during a ceremony at the Cankaya palace after he received Turkish Repuclic's "Big Art and Culture Prize" in Ankara, Turkey. Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died, his doctor said on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. He was 91. Kemal died at Istanbul’s Capa Hospital where he was admitted on Jan. 14 and was being treated in its intensive care unit for multiple organ failure, Dr. Mehmet Akif Karan said. Kemal was the author of "Memed, My Hawk" a story about feudal relations in Turkey's traditional southern regions in 1955. Like most of the more than 35 other novels he has written, it was widely translated. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, file)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died, his doctor said on Saturday. He was 91.


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In this Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 photo, custodian George Blomquist clears snow from the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Church after a weekend snowstorm in Worcester, Mass. Churches, synagogues and mosques in New England report that attendance is down at worship services this winter, as many storms have hit over weekends. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Christine Peterson)BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth their houses of worship will make ends meet after all these acts of God.


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