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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 | 17 17 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 | 19 19 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 | 23 23 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 | 27 27 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 | 80 80 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 | 114 114 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 | 125 125 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 | 185 185 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 | 234 234 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 | 249 249 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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Queens cops attacked by man with a hatchet
Struck two officers before being killed
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new members at O’Neill’s
Masone becomes third in her family to serve as president
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Queens puts a wrap on World's Fair celebration
Season of events marks 50th & 75th anniversaries
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/13/14-10/19/14)
Monday, Oct. 13 Christopher Jones was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and 56th Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Dick. Gordon Wiehl was arrested at the intersection of 59th...
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Pols call for flexible work schedules for New Yorkers
In order to continue to attract some of the best minds and diverse citizens in the world, a number of politicians in New York have turned their focus on changing the way New Yorkers look at their w...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longhorn Steakhouse opens first spot in Queens
New York City's first-ever Longhorn Steakhouse is now open for business at 92-30 59th Road, across the street from the Queens Center Mall. The chain restaurant has 460 locations nationwide, and man...
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Dead body found in Maspeth Wednesday morning
Found hanging from LIE pedestrian overpass
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CB5 debates proposed outdoor food and drink venue
Some have concerns over venue capacity, zoning
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/29/14-10/12/14)
Monday, Sept. 29 Daniel Mendoza was arrested at 458 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Elmazi. Brnadon Perez was arrested at 60-07 71st Avenue for third-degree assault by Detective L...
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Dog owners want answers in stomach virus outbreak in MidVille
Parks Department says they are looking into the situation
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Troop 119 celebrates Eagle Scout Ceremony for Nicholas Wunsch
On October 4, Boy Scout Troop 119 celebrated troop member Nicholas Wunsch becoming an Eagle Scout — the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America — with a ceremony at St. Margaret’s Parish C...
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Maspeth hero remembered at O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant
Mike Weinberg’s number 22 jersey unveiled in a surprise ceremony
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Big turnout for first meet of Glendale-Middle Village Coalition
Group details plans to fight homeless shelter
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TOP HIGHS SCHOOLS 2014
We give you the best schools in the city and tips on getting in.
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Maspeth troop honors Eagle Scout Stephen Shklanko, Jr.
On Saturday, September 27, Maspeth’s Troop 312 from St. Stanislaus elevated one of its scouters to the rank of Eagle. Stephen Shklanko, who has amassed more than 30 merit badges, was sworn in at th...
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The steep losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar and dealers continued a flight to safe havensA near five percent plunge in Tokyo led another Asian rout Friday, bringing to an end one of the most painful weeks for global investors as fears about the world economy -- and possible recession -- stalk trading floors. The losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar. Analysts say there is growing concern central banks are running out of ideas to provide support, with Sweden's saying it would push its interest rate further into negative territory, weeks after Japan adopted the policy for the first time.


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An employee stands in an open pit at Banro's Twangiza mine in eastern CongoBy Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top copper producer, has not dropped plans to revise its mining code, the mines ministry said on Thursday, in an apparent contradiction to comments made by the mines minister on Wednesday. The minister, Martin Kabwelulu, told an industry conference in Cape Town on Wednesday that the government had decided to retain the 2002 code governing the terms for mining operations in the country, abandoning a three-year revision process that met with fierce industry opposition over proposed rises in tax and royalty rates. "The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has not renounced revising the mining code.


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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has begun a seven-day trip that will take him first to Havana, Cuba, then to Mexico.
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