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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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 1 1 comments | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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 | 237 237 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 | 252 252 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 (5/21/12-5/27-12)
Monday, May 21 Guillermo Freire-Torres was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Union Turnpike for driving while intoxicated by Officer Ferreris. Michael Hidalgo was arrested at the in...
May 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cracks in the system, an buildings all over the city
Pol calls on city to crack down on shoddy developers
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two vets to be honored at Memorial Day Parade
Two WWII Veterans, Paul Plack and Michael Tasik, will be recognized on Sunday, May 27, at a ceremony following the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The ceremony will take place at Maspeth Veterans Squa...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Overnight burglaries in Middle Village
A string of burglaries plagued Middle Village in recent nights, as perpetrators entered through open windows, grabbed valuables left in plain sight and ran off. There were two burglaries on May 10t...
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/14/12-5/20/12)
Monday, May 14 Terence Doherty was arrested at 79-60 Metroplitan Avenue for menacing by Officer Cullihan. Tuesday, May 15 Gabriel Aldana was arrested at 62-67 60th Street for criminal mischief by O...
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg fights chronic absenteeism
Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week launched a $9 million ad campaign aimed at reducing chronic absenteeism in public schools. The campaign, created by AT&T and the Ad Council, includes a new Web sit...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter 5/7/12-5/13/12)
Monday, May 7 William Cairns was arrested at 65-57 Myrtle Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer Gomez. Tuesday, May 8 Eric Baller was arrested at 479 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal trespassing by ...
May 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council members tour Maspeth industrial businesses
City Council members from the Committees on Small Business and Economic Development toured businesses in the Maspeth Industrial Business Zone last Friday, May 4, in an effort to reach out to manage...
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gibbons family gets their say at sentencing
Crowley urges passage of bill to strengthen penalty for leaving an accident
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/30/2012-5/6/2012
Monday, Apr. 30 Maciej Gorski was arrested at 10-42 Seneca Avenue for assault by Officer Fenton. Octavian Alecu was arrested at Eliot Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for aggravated unlicensed operation ...
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CB5 hosts May meeting
Community Board 5 will host its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:30 in the cafeteria of Christ the King Regional High School at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda inc...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drag racing sweep in Maspeth
On Saturday, April 28, the 104th and 108th precincts conducted a joint drag racing sweep, involving two lieutenants and 14 officers. In the sweep, six were arrested, two for possession of forged ve...
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Water Board proposes 7 percent rate hike
Reps at hearing say any increase is too much
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth renames intersection for fallen hero
On Sunday afternoon, the intersection of 59th Road and 60th Street in Maspeth was renamed “Detective Kevin Czartoryski Place” in honor of Retired Detective Czartoryski, a Maspeth native, who suffer...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/23/12-4/29/12)
Monday, Apr. 23 Ibrahim Ali was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Vermont Place for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Rodriguez. Anisoava Caldavas was arrested at 60-16 Myrtle Avenue for crim...
May 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is very keen to hold a new round of peace talks after big powers agreed on a "cessation of hostilities", a U.N. spokesman said on Friday, but plans to reconvene the negotiations were still "cloudy". De Mistura abruptly suspended a first round of talks on Feb. 3, saying there was more work to be done by the big powers sponsoring the talks between the Syrian sides, but he hoped to bring them back to the table in Geneva by Feb. 25. The big powers, led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, struck a deal in Munich early on Friday to start to bring an end to hostilities in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to a handful of besieged Syrian towns as a first step.
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Major and regional powers have pledged to help speed aid deliveries to besieged towns in Syria, but it is a very difficult and complicated process, the chairman of the working group said after its first meeting on Friday. The group, which includes Syria's allies Russia and Iran, had given "excellent feedback" and would meet again on Wednesday, Jan Egeland told reporters after a 3 hour meeting. "I sense now that all of the ISSG (International Syria Support Group) members want to get aid to the besieged areas and also the hard-to-reach areas," he said.
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pictured during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake the entire country but warned it could take a "long time," in an exclusive interview with AFP as international pressure grows for a ceasefire. Speaking at his office in Damascus, hours before a new ceasefire plan was announced early Friday by world powers in Munich, Assad said he backed peace talks but that negotiations do "not mean that we stop fighting terrorism". Regime forces backed by Russian air strikes have registered major advances in recent days, particularly in northern Aleppo province, where Assad said the army was seeking to sever the opposition's supply route from Turkey.


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