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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 147 147 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 | 180 180 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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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Kings County residents in line for national health study
In an effort to evolve national health programs across the country, Brooklyn has been selected by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) as one of 15 counties across the na...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court case in Brooklyn could affect all the city's elderly
As services at an assisted living residence in Park Slope continue to decline, despite court orders to maintain comfortable living conditions for the elderly residents, family members and supporter...
Aug 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adams recognizes FDNY and EMS workers for rescue
Borough President Eric Adams recognized the firefighters and emergency workers who rescued three children from a burning Brooklyn apartment back at the inaugural Hero of the Month awards ceremony h...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sand sculptors showcase talents for Sandy relief
Dozens of competitors from around the globe and hundreds of observers converged on the Coney Island boardwalk on Saturday for the 24th annual Sand Sculpting Competition. In cooperation with the Ast...
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Faith leaders call for an end to religious harassment
Critical of mayor for his relationship with Sharpton
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Community thanks Millman for 17 years of service
Celebration quickly morphs into campaign stop for Simon
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Child finds loaded gun buried in Coney Island sand
Local politician calls for more beach patrol officers
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Macon Street is home to Brooklyn’s Greenest Block
For 20 years, borough presidents have held a friendly block-by-block competition to choose the greenest blocks in Brooklyn in an effort to promote environmental sustainability throughout the boroug...
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials push Brooklyn to host DNC in 2016
Senator says Hillary Clinton backs borough for convention
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents fight for green space in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Board votes down proposal to review park's original plan
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Elderly residents win small victory in battle against PPR
Prospect Park Residence ordered to return suspended services
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Planned parolee reporting facility continues to upset residents
Despite community backlash, construction on a new Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) office continues at 15 Second Ave. in Gowanus. The 55,000-sq.-ft. facility will serve a...
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teen pregnancy gets the spotlight in new Bushwick mural
The girls of Groundswell are making a big statement with their latest mural at a Bushwick Food Bazaar, located at 17-59 Ridgewood Pl., where they are painting one of the grocer’s large, white walls...
Aug 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor urges New Yorkers to prepare for hurricane season
Sandy “taught us a lot,” residents must have emergency plan
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Pol offers legal aid for Superstorm Sandy victims
As the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, many families across the City are still struggling to repair the damages caused by the second-deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. Since ...
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Russia's opposition supporters carry portraits of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov during a march in central Moscow on March 1, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Russia to carry out a "thorough, transparent, real investigation" into the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. "The bottom line is that we hope there will be a thorough, transparent, real investigation not just who actually fired the shots, but who if anyone may have ordered or instructed this or been behind this," said Kerry, speaking to ABC television's "This Week" program. Another leading figure in US politics, US Senator Dianne Feinstein, a former chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, went so far as to implicate Putin in Nemtsov's death. "Whether Putin authorized it, whether he didn't, whether he knew about it, whether it was his friends or some of his military doing this, we'll wait and see with the investigation," she said on the "Face the Nation" television program.


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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, for a procedural vote as Congress moves toward a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department hours before a shutdown was to begin. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand.


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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the chamber as the House failed to advance a short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded past a midnight deadline, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday evening, Feb. 27, 2015. Conservatives in Speaker Boehner's own party fought against three-week funding measure because it would not overturn Obama’s actions on immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — We all have bad days at work.


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