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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 | 91 91 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 | 284 284 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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There (Could Be) An App For That
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Intolerance is getting out of control
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Ban the Plastic Bags
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New MLB Commish Just Needs to Enforce the Current Rules
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Give ideas about park funding a chance
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Willets West: Riding Roughshod Over Queens Community
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Tackling Chronic Absenteeism in Schools
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In the NYPD, common decency is troublingly uncommon
Even before Eric Garner’s tragic death made national news and brought increased scrutiny on the true-life practices of the NYPD, Denise Stewart was given a glimpse of the department’s lack of human...
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Library trustee removals on sound footing
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Schumer Gets It Right On Primaries
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Why Incumbents Keep Getting Reelected
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City's homeless system is broken
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The High Personal Cost of High Rents
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NYS grapples with legalized marijuana
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Re-Evaluating the Evaluation Process
A lawsuit by a parents’ organization challenging how New York State protects public school teachers may not change the entire dynamic of public education in the state. It will, however, expose a cr...
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The tech-rich Nasdaq last saw the 5,000 level on March 27, 2000, as it began a steep plunge to below 1,200 two years later as the bubble in technology industry stocks implodedNew York (AFP) - The Nasdaq Composite Index bolted above 5,000 for the first time in 15 years Monday, recovering nearly all the ground since the massive dot-com crash of 2000.


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In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, carpenter Joe Tominc cuts wood for a post on a home under construction in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in January on Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in January, reflecting weakness in spending on office buildings and other nonresidential projects and in government activity.


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Chinese national flag flutters at the headquarters of a commercial bank on a financial street near the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, China's central bank, in central BeijingBy Rahul Karunakar and Wayne Cole BENGALURU/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global stimulus is swelling, with China cutting interest rates ahead of disappointing factory data and the European Central Bank set to start government bond purchases just as data hints the euro zone economy may be picking up. Central banks from Switzerland to Turkey, Canada and Singapore have already loosened monetary policy this year and chances are high the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut rates for a second time in as many months on Tuesday. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Saturday cut its benchmark lending and deposit rates, pre-empting official data which showed a second consecutive month of shrinking manufacturing activity. The European Central Bank will meanwhile start its trillion-euro quantitative easing program this month.


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