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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 | 11 11 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?
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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 | 16 16 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 | 20 20 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 | 73 73 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 | 107 107 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 | 117 117 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 | 176 176 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 | 227 227 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 | 242 242 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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Fire guts a Maspeth landmark
O'Neill's Restaurant catches fire, completely destroyed
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/25/11-5/1/11)
Monday, April 25 Bruce Escalante was arrested at 1872 Starr Street for burglary by Detective Clifford. Fiordaliza Almonte was arrested at 1826 George Street for grand larceny by Detective Houlihan....
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blackouts burden Maspeth industrial businesses
There's a power struggle happening in Maspeth. While many don't think twice about power outages or brownouts, it's a reality that businesses in the industrial section of Maspeth have constantly had...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (4/18/11-4/24/11)
Monday, April 18 Reymin Duranreyes was arrested at the intersection of Vermont Place and Cypress Avenue for driving without a license by Officer Dove. Richard Serrano was arrested at the intersecti...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Maspeth groups deliver on Easter
Each Easter morning, the Maspeth Lions Club and Knights of Columbus gather together to deliver meals to a number of Maspeth residents. This year was no different, and the two groups delivered meals...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Det. Weber retires
After working more than half his life with the police department’s 104th Precinct, Community Affairs Detective Kevin Weber is ready for retirement. The 50 year-old Long Island native came to work f...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/11/11-4/17/11)
Monday, Apr. 11 Jonathan Infante was arrested at 1721 Grove Street for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Luis Marin was arrested at 513 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Gomez. David Serra...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medication cause for crash on Grand Avenue
Car slams into fence at School of Heroes
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek money to be allocated
State puts out list of projects to fund, awaits opinions
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA moves one step closer to moving from Greenpoint
Maspeth residents vow to fight relocation
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/4/11-4/10/11)
Monday, April 4 Michael Madden was arrested at 65-19 Perry Avenue for aggravated harassment by Detective Lundy. Juan Mieles was arrested at the intersection of 57th and Nurge avenues for assault by...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand St. Bridge closes Saturdays for repair work
Closures run through mid-May
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Oliva pleads guilty to sex abuse
Former Christ the King coach will avoid prison
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104th Police Precinct Blotter (3/28/11-4/3/11)
Monday, Mar. 2 8 Angel Hernandez was arrested at 587 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Verderber. Wiulliam Perez was arrested at 788 Woodward Avenue for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. R...
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Blockbusted! Video giant closing Queens locations
Queens has approximately eleven Blockbuster stores, but that is about to change. A few of these stores are closing, including the branch on Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth and the branch at...
Mar 31, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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An illustration picture shows the log-on icon for the Website Twitter on an Ipad in BordeauxTwitter Inc reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend. The stalled growth in the average number of active monthly users came despite a series of changes to make Twitter easier and more engaging. While the company said it is taking additional steps - including launching changes to the timeline of tweets earlier Wednesday - it told investors not to expect immediate results.


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FBI agents man the entry to the Burns Municipal Airport in Burns, OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said no shots have been fired and that negotiations to end the standoff without violence were continuing as the FBI escalated pressure on the protesters refusing to leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in remote eastern Oregon. It was not immediately clear how much further law enforcement officers would go in the latest confrontation, which the FBI said began after one of the protesters was seen riding an all-terrain vehicle outside the encampment.


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Three SUV proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off.


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