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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 229 229 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 | 245 245 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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Restaurant Industry: Several Restaurants Refusing to Serve Cops by cindy
December 01, 2015 02:04 PM | 7134 views | 1 1 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Dec 1, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney When does a restaurant have the right to refuse service? Recently, several restaurants refused to serve police officers. According to ...
Are Your Wages Equal for Men and Women? by cindy
November 19, 2015 11:45 AM | 5322 views | 0 0 comments | 220 220 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Employment Defense Attorney , Employment Discrimination , Wage and Hour Queens & New York City Employment Defense Attorneys Situations arise where an employee leaves and you must...
What You Should Know About Weighing Age and Ability When Hiring by cindy
November 04, 2015 07:27 AM | 5742 views | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
Author Stephen D. Hans    age discrimination , Employment Defense Attorney   As an employer or company owner, do you ask questions like this when interviewing a job candidate? Are you planning on r...
New Non-Tipping Policy – Legal Considerations by cindy
October 27, 2015 06:59 AM | 5970 views | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans   Danny Meyer, the owner of Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City, has 12 restaurants across Manhattan and a total of 1,800 employees. According to ABC News, he will so...
8SLZ_lc24d5b45_m0xd_w640_h480_q80.jpg Just Sold Lovely Tudor in Laurelton, Queens by Shameer
October 14, 2015 05:05 PM | 6400 views | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
  Shameer Fazal and his team at Keller Williams are pleased to announce the sale of a lovely Single Family home located at 130-06 227 th Street in Laurelton, NY 11413. This lovely Tudor home featur...
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The only clue to a literary treasure trove tucked away in downtown Johannesburg is a fading sign, but behind this door is a fantastic maze containing an estimated 2 million books and prints.
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A hawker prepares a cob of corn at his makeshift shop in SowetoSouth Africa's 2015 maize output fell to its lowest level in eight years after an El Nino-induced drought scorched crops across key planting areas, a government agency said on Thursday. The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) said in its final figures maize totalled 9.955 million tonnes compared with 14.25 million tonnes a year earlier. The crop, a staple among 90 percent of South Africa's population, is forecast to be slightly above domestic consumption of about 8 million tonnes a year.


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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is ready to discuss a possible ceasefire in Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday citing Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov. "We are ready to discuss the modalities of a ceasefire in Syria," TASS cited Gatilov as saying. "This is what will be talked about in Munich". Gatilov also said that peace talks could resume before Feb. 25, Interfax reported. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Jason Bush)
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