blog roll
our featured bloggers
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 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 | 26 26 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 | 68 68 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 | 88 88 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 | 127 127 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 | 155 155 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 | 193 193 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 | 251 251 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 | 260 260 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 | 244 244 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...

more blogs

opinion
Why Invest in Mutual Funds?
EXPERT ADVICE
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Trying Teens as Adults Is Absurd
It is dismaying that, in the 21st century, New York still treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults before the law. For certain serious crimes, our state actually prosecutes children as young as 13 as ...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Stuck in the outer boroughs
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sizing up the RAce between Ulrich and Lew Simon
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Youth Hostels Will Create Jobs in Queens
Op-Ed
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
An Estate Plan that Works
Having properly executed estate planning documents, such as a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy or Living Will, is an essential step in the process of estate planning. Many people t...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Small biz is why NYC is not Detroit
In Our Opinion
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why Detroit matters to 'U.S.'
Besides the fact that Detroit has historical significance, it is important for us to see this city rebound. The answer of sustainability is going come from what this city does once it gets help. It...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mutual Funds 101: Part 1
EXPERT ADVICE
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Some misconceptions about the Community Safety Act
Op-Ed
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
We already knew the G train had issues...
...but how are you going to fix it?
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Spitzer makes comptroller race exciting
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Make Preschool Universal for Three-Year-Olds
Our kids need to start school prepared, which makes preschool and pre-kindergarten more vital than ever. Yet, a new study by our office shows that New York City faces a gaping $4 billion deficit in...
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘Living’ through the split
EXPERT ADVICE
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City infrastructure in need of repair
Recent reports that the MTA has chosen a steel company for the job of replacing the second deck of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge shouldn’t come as any surprise. While just over 10 percent of the cit...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

FILE - In this April 26, 2009 file photo, actor Leonard Nimoy poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.


2015-02-27 18:14:22 -0500

FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday, May 30, 2013, Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader, presents a report claiming widespread corruption during preparations for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, at a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Russian police say opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed in Moscow. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said.


2015-02-27 18:14:47 -0500
DENVER (AP) — An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims' homes to bolster their defense — a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and victims' advocates.
2015-02-27 18:14:06 -0500