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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts? by cjleclaire
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 426 426 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New York State law prohibits you from asking employees for the username or password to their social media ...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls? by cjleclaire
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 327 327 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or clients. But how do laws limit what you can do? If the call is made while in California and all par...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work by cjleclaire
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 294 294 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as the “grand bargain.” Essentially, this means that workers and employers should both benefit from the...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens by queenshometeamkw
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 313 313 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework before putting their property on the market. Reason why is because there are always little things that c...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review by queenshometeamkw
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate Market: Year in Review”. Rather than comparing one month to the previous month and the same month of ...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History? by cjleclaire
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information available on the internet today, gathering information may seem like the natural thing to do. However, th...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants? by queenshometeamkw
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 324 324 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to cash out or move on to your next investment. Being the savvy investor that you are, you have leased ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer? by cjleclaire
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 354 354 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who were receiving minimum wages. However, that’s not the only factor you must consider. The New York D...
DUHH_business_Law2.jpg Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship by FishLawGroup
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 358 358 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be considered as legal entities. Most small businesses start as a sole proprietorship where there is only...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars by cjleclaire
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 326 326 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proceedings. But for celebrities, it’s a completely different playing field. As some of the high-profile...