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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 274 274 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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Queens beep race getting crowded
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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PR machine has a break down
Borough President Helen Marshall just can’t catch a break. Over the summer, there were a lot of news reports critical of Marshall’s presence in the borough and her overall job performance. One part...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A little self-congratulatory back patting
Okay The Parkside Group we get it, you win big! With another election in the books, we received a standard email from political consultants The Parkside Group touting their clients’ big victories o...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nothing Personal
Hey, don’t take it personally, bro. After running a spirited campaign against State Senator Joseph Addabbo, in his concession speech Councilman Eric Ulrich said that it was nothing personal against...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy adds twist to local race
As if voting in New York City isn’t already a mess on a normal election day – not withstanding when there is a presidential election – Hurricane Sandy is making things downright ridiculous. First, ...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two polls, two different positions
We’re sure that right now you’re a lot more focused on cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, but don’t forget that there’s a pretty big election less than one week away. Voters will go to the polls on...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside the C-Stats
Another source of controversy in the race between Meng and Halloran is something that Halloran has been bringing up on the campaign trail and in debates over the past month: CouncilStat, or C-Stat ...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloran gets an endorsement of his own
Last week, we told you how Councilman Dan Halloran lashed out at mayor Michael Bloomberg for endorsing Assemblywoman Grace Meng in their race to replace Gary Ackerman in Congress. The mayor’s endor...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who needs your endorsement anyway?
While all of you are probably all wrapped up in the national debates between Romney and Obama and Biden and Ryan surrounding this year’s presidential election, you might be overlooking some races h...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Pols Compare Patties
You could call it Iron Chef Brooklyn. For as much as we can tell, Councilman Brad Lander and State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose districts overlap in Brooklyn, are on friendly working terms when i...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Position's primary wrap
Well, the primary election is finally in the books, and we hope you all made it out to vote on Thursday. That’s right, we said Thursday. As if this year wasn’t crazy enough with elections, what wit...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Has the fallout begun?
A candidate in the crowded Democratic Primary to replace Grace Meng in the Assembly recently stopped by our offices and told us something interesting. The candidate said that it was getting harder ...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t talk about Bob Dole like that!
By the time you finally get around to reading this, it’s likely that the Democratic and Republican primaries will have already come to an end. This was a lively roster of candidates and races this ...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who doesn’t like a good party?
State Senator Malcolm Smith sure is being tight-lipped about all of this sneaking around he is doing with New York City Republicans and the speculation that he might be running on the GOP line come...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t call it a retirement!
We here at Pol Position were hosting our usual Thursday evening “Get to Know Ya” Night Train Express-tini office cocktail party in our basement office, when lo and behold a fresh-faced newshound wh...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in ParisBy Ahmed Tolba and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's main election committee said on Sunday it was working on a new timetable for a long-awaited parliamentary poll after a court ruled that an article in a law defining voting districts was unconstitutional. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed his government to amend the article within one month. Setting a new timetable is a move that looks set to delay the vote, which was due to start on March 22 and is the final step in a political roadmap the army announced in July 2013. Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court dissolved the democratically elected main chamber, reversing a major accomplishment of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.


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FILE - In this March 25, 2014, file photo, attorney Paul Clement speaks to reporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Arizona Republicans on March 2, 2015,who want to take away a voter-approved commission’s power to draw the state’s congressional district boundaries. “"Whatever their shortcomings, state legislatures are elected, politically accountable and hand-picked" by the Constitution’s authors for the map-drawing task, said Clement, who is representing the Arizona legislature at the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries.


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Fighters from the Tuareg separatist rebel group MNLA take shade under a tree in the desert near TabankortBy Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali's government signed a preliminary peace deal on Sunday meant to end fighting with northern separatists, but the Tuareg-led rebels asked for more time for consultations before agreeing to the accord. The United Nations-brokered deal seeks to tackle decades of uprisings and instability in northern Mali, where Western and regional powers worry Islamist militants could return two years after French military intervention drove them out. "It is nevertheless a decisive step towards peace and reconciliation." Tuareg and Arab rebel groups, including the main groups, the MNLA and MAA, were at the signing ceremony in Algiers and said they would continue with dialogue and talk with their supporters in Mali. Rebels had said the agreement, which is due to be formally signed in Mali later this month, did not fully address their political demands for the region they call Azawad.


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