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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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Let's Help Resorts World Continue to Succeed
I am proud to report that once again, Resorts World New York has broken revenue records reporting $59.8 million in the month of July and as result more than $26 million has been sent to the state e...
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flooding issues should be top priority
In Our Opinion
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Walmart at Willets Point? No Way, No How
It was recently reported that Walmart, the low-wage retailer, is trying to sneak into New York City at the Willets Point development. Walmart has a history of discrimination, poor pay, anti-union b...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYCHA report needs to be released
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Aug 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time is right for a G.I. Housing Bill
Strictly Stasi
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Reforming NYCHA in Queens and Citywide
The New York Housing Authority is the largest housing authority in the nation and home to more than 625,000 New Yorkers, a population roughly the size of Boston. With 22 complexes in Queens, it hou...
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Wisconsin tragedy hits home
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Learning on Empty
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has reported that the number of homeless students in America has topped one million while another new report estimates that 23 percent of childr...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vallone right on need for more officers
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Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post Office woes will hurt small businesses
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Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Statue should stay on Queens Blvd.
And it looks like Queens is about to lose out on another piece of its history. Plans are afoot to move a statue, the Triumph of Civic Virtue by Frederick MacMonnies, from its home on Queens Bouleva...
Jul 31, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your chance to participate in the budget
I invite the community to participate in a unique experiment in public participation in the city budget. This year, I am allocating $1 million in capital funds for the community to decide how to sp...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The problem with naming things after the living
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Misguided pols fight trash plan...again
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G Train needs a full restoration
Finally, there's a bit of good news when it comes to mass transit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is expected to announce that it will keep five extra stops on the G Train in Brooklyn tha...
Jul 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this May 20, 2009 file photo, shopping baskets are stacked at a Chicago area Target store. Target Corp. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 said it plans $2 billion in cost cuts over the next two years through corporate restructuring and other improvements. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.


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San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner (40) throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)MESA, Ariz. (AP) — World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday.


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Death penalty opponents gather on the steps of the State Capitol in Atlanta, Ga., Monday, March 2, 2015 to protest the death penalty and the planned execution of Kelly Gissendaner. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to a court filing.


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