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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 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 M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 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 avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 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 ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 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...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 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 co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 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 proc...

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It’s Not Easy Being a Trustee by cindy
August 29, 2013 11:43 AM | 8624 views | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Some estate plans may require extra attention and protection for special needs family members. An important option to consider is the creation of a Special Needs Trust (SNT). A SNT is a unique trus...
Documenting Your Finances is the Best Medicine to Avoid Problems With Medicaid by cindy
August 27, 2013 10:58 AM | 7432 views | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s easy (and very important) to keep detailed records of expenses for your family member who are approaching the sunset years of their lives. Whether it be assisting with grocery shopping, or pro...
How the Supreme Court’s Decision on DOMA Affects Employers by cindy
August 27, 2013 10:33 AM | 7858 views | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 26th the Supreme Court ruled   that DOMA's exclusion of state-sanctioned, same-sex marriages from the federal definition of marriage is unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor.  This d...
Ridgewood Bank Awards Teen Contest Winners by Kathleen
August 15, 2013 10:27 AM | 11258 views | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
RIDGEWOOD, N.Y.,  August 2, 2013  – Ridgewood Savings Bank recently presented awards to the local winners of its “Lights, Camera, Save!” video contest for teens aged 13-18.  The video contest was d...
GRAND OPENING! by Kathleen
July 31, 2013 04:05 PM | 14281 views | 0 0 comments | 325 325 recommendations | email to a friend
20/20 Eye Care on Saturday, August 10th 11am-5pm    82-20A Eliot Avenue, Middle Village, NY.  Free raffles, Face Painting (12-3), Refreshments, $39 Routine Eye Exam, $75 Contact Lens Exam and much ...
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Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich laughs as he speaks to supporters Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H., at his primary night rally, (AP Photo/Jim Cole)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:


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FILE - In this March 9, 2015, file photo, HBO CEO Richard Plepler talks about HBO Now for Apple TV during an Apple event in San Francisco. HBO Now has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched on Apple TV in April 2015, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers in the latest quarter. The figure was revealed by Plepler in a conference call following the release of parent Time Warner Inc.’s quarterly earnings results, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year.


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Police Officer Peter Liang, center, exits the courtroom during a break in closing arguments in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors are weighing the fate of a rookie New York City police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell.


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