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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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 14 14 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, Sept. 10 Angel Huertes was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Starr Street for an outstanding warrant by Officer Babayev. Debra Manganiello was arrested at 67-27 61st Road f...
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Top education officials visit Queens school
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott joined State Education Commissioner John King and Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch on a visit to P.S. 229 in Maspeth on Friday, Sept. 14. The event, which ...
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens warehouse is most energy efficient in U.S.
A Maspeth warehouse is “lighting” the way when it comes to energy efficiency. Davis and Warshow, one of the city's oldest and largest suppliers of bath and kitchen plumbing, converted its entire wa...
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Island land sale could mean more trains in Queens
Suffolk legislature approves sale, allowing terminal to grow
Sep 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community spreads word about Woodside attacker
As commuters boarded buses and trains Thursday morning in Woodside, they were handed fliers with information about a suspect who assaulted a woman and then attempted to sexually abuse her. Councilm...
Sep 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens firehouse that lost so many remembers 9/11
Members of the Maspeth community gathered on Saturday to remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The annual event – usually held at the 9/11 Memorial at 69th Street and G...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/3/12-9/9/12)
Monday, Sept. 3 Vincent Pena was arrested at 68-32 64th Place for third-degree assault by Officer McGuire. Wednesday, Sept. 5 Nathely Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of 66th Street and 5...
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L.I. land sale could mean more trains for Queens
Community Board 5 has requested that the members of Suffolk County Legislature postpone approval of the sale of more than 230 acres of public land for expansion of the Brookhaven Rail Terminal, whi...
Sep 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area events pay tribute to those lost in 9/11
Memories of a loved one who passed in the September 11th attacks can be a heart-wrenching subject. However, many organizations throughout the area are holding ceremonies to remember friends and fam...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens prep student killed in tragic bus accident
(Photos: Michael O'Kane) Daniel Fernandez was with 64 friends on a double-decker party bus when he stuck his head out of the emergency roof hatch as the bus crossed the George Washington Bridge. Hi...
Sep 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/27/12-9/2/12)
Monday, Aug. 27 Rosa Deja Christian was arrested at the intersection of 74th Street and 52nd Avenue for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Lewis. Arturo Rodriquez was arrested at 1720 George ...
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U.S. Open 2012 gets underway
The 2012 U.S. Open is officially underway. For the latest scores and matchups, click here .
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 2012
Photos: Michael O'Kane The unofficial start to the U.S. Open – Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day – was held at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this past Saturday. Kids got a ...
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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On this one-way street, look both ways
You best look both ways when crossing this one-way street. According to local residents, truck drivers and commuters are using 39th Street as a cut through when they find traffic on the Long Island...
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/20/12-8/26/12)
Monday, Aug. 20 Anna Sibira was arrested at 69-29 Metropolitan Ave. for assault by Officer Melisurgo. Fabian Czervonka was arrested at 69-29 Metropolitan Ave. for assault by Officer Melisurgo. Cesa...
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A Daimler sign name is pictured during the company's annual news conference in StuttgartFRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The three largest German automakers said they will recall 2.5 million vehicles in the United States equipped with Takata Corp air bags, the latest moves in a long-running safety crisis involving the Japanese automotive supplier. On Wednesday, Volkswagen AG said it would recall 850,000 vehicles and BMW said it would recall 840,000 vehicles. The vehicles to be recalled have Takata-made air bag inflators that the Japanese supplier declared defective last month, affecting 5.1 million vehicles in the United States.


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The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's question-and-answer session on Wednesday before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, where she delivered the central bank's semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress. "I do not expect that the FOMC is going to be soon in a situation where it’s necessary to cut rates. Let’s remember that the labor market is continuing to perform well, to improve.
2016-02-10 13:33:40 -0500

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEThe Fed expects economic growth to pick up in the current quarter, which would allow it to pursue its plan of "gradual" adjustments to monetary policy, she said. Fears of a China-led global economic slowdown and oil's steep slide since the Fed raised rates in December have dampened the market's expectations for a hike in coming months. "What Yellen said has been taken positively," said Richard Sichel, chief investment officer of Philadelphia Trust Co in Philadelphia.


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