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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 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 | 39 39 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 | 84 84 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 | 104 104 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 | 208 208 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 | 268 268 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 | 276 276 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 | 258 258 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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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
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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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Iraq's national museum reopened after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 stolen pieces were recoveredIraq's national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered. The reopening was brought forward in what officials said was a response to the destruction of priceless artefacts by Islamic State group jihadists in the northern city of Mosul. "We have been preparing to reopen for the past couple of months, the museum should be open to everyone," Qais Hussein Rashid, the deputy tourism and antiquities minister, told AFP. On Thursday, the jihadists who have occupied the second city of Mosul since June last year released a video in which militants smash ancient statues with sledgehammers in the city's museum.


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EJ Zamudio, 5, rides his all-terrain vehicle in a snow covered Sherwood Park, Friday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2015, in Odessa Texas. (AP Photo/Odessa American, Courtney Sacco)DALLAS (AP) — An overnight storm that pelted parts of Texas and Oklahoma with freezing rain has made roads dangerously slick and forced the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.


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Masked Hamas militants take part in a 2005 rally next to the Gaza-Egypt border in RafahAn Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. The ruling took ties between Hamas and the authorities which ousted Egypt's elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 to a new low. Hamas condemned what it called "a great disgrace which soils the reputation of Egypt". It came almost a month after a court on January 31 designated Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a "terrorist" group.


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