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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 92 92 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 277 277 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 | 285 285 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 | 264 264 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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A new approach to failing schools
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Midterm Elections and the GOP's Long Road Back
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Why jury duty is importnant
Every citizen has a right to a trial by a jury of their peers, and in a county like Queens with its 162 nationalities, that calls for a veritable melting pot. Yet, a great many Queens residents ign...
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To scoot or not to scoot?
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What Critics of the NYPD Ignore
A recent article written by former NYPD detective Frank Serpico reiterates his concern that police departments, especially the NYPD, is still a protected cocoon for corruption. What often goes unwr...
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A 'Yes' Vote on Proposal 1 is a Vote for Fairness
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An Election for Political Junkies Only
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Jobs and Investments Come with Astoria Cove
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Ebola Quarantine may be flawed but it’s necessary
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Fix overcrowding now or face the consequences
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Rockaways Rocky Relationship With City Hall
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Breaking the Silence
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Russ Grimm to the Flight Gate
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Time to charter a new course?
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Developers should build with communities, not against them
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Samaria Rice (C), mother of Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during the "Justice For All" march in Washington on December 13, 2014The mayor of Cleveland apologized Monday after a court filing by the Ohio city suggested that a 12-year-old black boy was responsible for his own death at the hands of police. Tamir Rice was shot and killed in a playground in November by a rookie police officer who apparently thought the youngster's pellet gun was a real firearm. The African-American boy's death, caught on video, prompted a national furor, three months after the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Monday that the city will be amending its court filing in the coming days to remove any "insensitive" language, in a way that would not undermine its 20-point rebuttal of the Rice family lawsuit.


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FILE -In this Tuesday, July 6, 2004, file photo, Kelly Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia's death row, peers through the slot in her cell door as a guard brings her a cup of ice at Metro State Prison in Atlanta. Gissendaner's lawyers, on Monday, March 2, 2015, asked the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison. Gissendaner, 46, is set for execution at 7 p.m. (0200 GMT) at the state prison. Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 stabbing death of her husband. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bita Honarvar, File)JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday evening, unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in with a last-minute reprieve.


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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, nurse Nina Pham poses for a photo at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. Pham, who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease, filed a lawsuit Monday March 2, 2015, against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.


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