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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 59 59 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 | 81 81 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 | 119 119 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 | 150 150 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 | 184 184 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 | 245 245 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 | 254 254 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 | 239 239 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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Pols host panel to address rising suicide rates in teen Latinas
Life is Precious program serves as example of a necessary resource
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FArina announces new public school evaluation system
New framework ditches letter grade, looks at whole picture
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Beep: Brooklyn needs to build people, not buildings
Says his administration will focus on health awareness
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Madison Boys & Girls celebrates grant, new games room
The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has a brand new games room — thanks to the strength of its health and wellness program, Triple Play. Triple Play focuses on the mind, body and soul to teach kid...
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Residents get rowdy at CB9 meeting, fight upzoning proposal
District manager tells community members to “shut up”
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Habitat NYC breaks ground on Ocean Hill project
With the support of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and several other government agencies, Habitat for Humanity NYC broke ground on a new 15-unit apartment complex at 2...
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Brooklyn Bridge Park turns construction equipment into art
Photoville features over 60 photo exhibits in shipping containers
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Prospect Park Residence plaintiffs say DOH failed in helping elderly
Next hearing on Oct. 30 will attempt to delay possible evictions
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Brooklyn Book Festival enters its ninth year
Over 250 authors and thousands of book enthusiasts gathered in downtown Brooklyn for the ninth straight year for the culmination of the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday. The festival is hosted by t...
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Brooklyn Public Library approves sale of Brooklyn Heights Branch
Local advocates announce investigation of BPL’s real estate practices
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Prospect Heights residents ask for compromise on new 18-story building
Locals want ESDC to maintain “neighborhood integrity”
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Non-profits battle low turnout of local volunteers
Through combined efforts of several organizations, work continues
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Criminals targeting Muni Meters to steal credit card info
Pol proposes bill to hold DOT more accountable for security
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Cumbo announces $22 million to support the arts in Brooklyn
Beep says that New York will no longer ignore boro’s culture
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Clinton Hill residents, DOT clash over pedestrian plaza
DOT wants Putnam Plaza permanent, locals want it gone
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Shoppers browse in IKEA store in Wembley, north LondonBritish consumer confidence held steady at a high level this month as low inflation and rising wages made Britons more confident about their finances, according to a poll published on Friday. The report by research firm GfK will be pleasant reading for Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservative Party hopes rising confidence about the economy will translate into votes in a May 7 national election. GfK's consumer confidence index held at +1 in February, matching January's reading that was the highest since last August. Cameron's Conservative Party remains tied in opinion polls with the opposition Labour Party, raising questions about whether the recovery in the economy can yet help Cameron in his bid to retain power.


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Britain's Chancellor George Osborne speaks at the launch of the economic survey of the United Kingdom by Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in LondonBritish finance minister George Osborne went too far with claims of victory in a row with the European Union over an increase in Britain's funding of the bloc, a group of MPs said on Friday. Last November, Osborne announced he had halved a surprise 2.1 billion-euro bill from the EU resulting from changes in the way the size of Europe's economies is measured. The increase had prompted a furious response from Prime Minister David Cameron and his increasingly Eurosceptic Conservative Party, six months before a national election in Britain set for May 7. In a report that may embarrass Osborne ahead of the election, the cross-party Treasury Select Committee said the facts did not fit with his claim of halving the bill.


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In this image taken from video and provided by abc15.com, men lasso one of two quick-footed llamas after they dashed in and out of traffic before they were captured, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Sun City, Ariz., a Phoenix-area retirement community. The llamas thwarted numerous attempts by sheriff's deputies and bystanders to round them up before they were roped into custody. (AP Photo/abc15.com) MANDATORY CREDIT.PHOENIX (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.


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