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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?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 18 18 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 | 21 21 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 | 108 108 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 | 118 118 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 | 177 177 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 | 243 243 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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Popular Vallone Scholarship eliminated from budget
Cuts in the city budget will affect the city’s most vulnerable residents this year: high school and college students. The Peter F. Vallone Scholarship, which was established in 1998 and awarded to ...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley rallies with seniors to save Medicare
At a rally held last Thursday in Jackson Heights, Make the Road New York and Queens seniors residing in the 7th Congressional District joined forces with Congressman Joseph Crowley to oppose Wiscon...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/27/11-7/3/11)
Monday, June 27 Mesak Sarkissian was arrested at the intersection of 53rd Drive and 69th Street for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Swistun. Jerry Soria-Campos was arrested at the intersec...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent charged with robbing tenants
A superintendent in a Maspeth apartment building was arrested last week for allegedly robbing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry from tenants while they were out running errands and away on v...
Jun 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis Club awards local academics
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships to the community’s brightest, soon-to-be high school graduates last Thursday, June 23, at a luncheon at Maspeth Town Hall. The scholarships were strict...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/20/11-6/26/11)
Monday, June 20 Thomas Randolph was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for criminal possession of stolen property by Officer Chu. Olga Solis was arrested at 63-82 Woodhaven Boulevard for crimina...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 tables Maspeth Bypass plan
Will vote on new changes in July
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hush!
Residents want Hush Lounge to tone down the noise
Jun 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth service organization facing imminent closure
POMOC loses tens of thousands in funding
Jun 21, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/13/11-6/19/11)
Monday, June 13 James Gardner was arrested at 1003 Wyckoff Avenue for grand larceny by Detective Geis. Tuesday, June 14 Nora Carradero was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by...
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth welding business receives DEP grant
Maspeth’s own AWISCO Welding Supplies was awarded a Department of Environmental Protection grant of $206,188 to install a green roof. The company was one of 15 winners selected from a total of 52 a...
Jun 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Botter (6/6/11-6/12/11)
Tuesday, June 7 Tonio Tobay was arrested at 553 Seneca Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer McElligott. Luis LaLa was arrested at 553 Seneca Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer McEllig...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth clinic opens near shuttered St. John's Hospital
Premier Care looks to fill health care void
Jun 07, 2011 | 7 7 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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An eyesore becomes a new park oasis
The sweltering sun blanketed the newly opened Elmhurst Park on Monday afternoon, which a decade ago was filled with gas tanks. Previously owned by the Keyspan Energy, the space now belongs to the c...
Jun 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/30/11-6/5/11)
Monday, May 30 Rami Jabani was arrested at 1666 George Street for criminal mischief by Officer Pellot. Wail Abdel was arrested at 78-72 82nd Street for assault by Officer Nappi. Julio Colon was arr...
Jun 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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An ambulance 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)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses. It has stretched on for more than a month.


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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)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after the FBI surrounded them and they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off and prayed with supporters over an open phone line.


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Oregon State Police monitor a checkpoint on Highway 78 approximately 4 miles from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon on January 28, 2016The FBI has surrounded the last four demonstrators holed up in a weeks-long armed siege at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, US authorities said. Negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI were ongoing and no shots had been fired, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, on the 40th day of the standoff. The siege at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge began on January 2 when protest leader Ammon Bundy and 30 armed followers, most of them from other US states, took over the site to demonstrate against federal land policies.


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