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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 | 21 21 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 | 23 23 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 | 26 26 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 | 30 30 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 | 83 83 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 | 117 117 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 | 128 128 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 | 188 188 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 | 236 236 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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Tent of Tomorrow to receive free $3 million paint job
Union donates free labor, supplies to repaint upper portion
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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No liquor license for the Knockdown Center just yet
SLA will consider license again in June
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/4/15-5/10/15)
Monday, May 4 Frank Sestito was arrested at 60-86 68th Avenue for second-degree assault by Officer Eastman. Lilian Rosa was arrested at 1699 Palmetto Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Sull...
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens students, parents rally to save after-school programs
Four programs to be cut if city doesn’t allocate $5.9M
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compost drop-off sites pop up around Queens
Queens is about to get a lot more green, thanks to the expansion of the New York City Compost Program’s food waste drop-off program, which has opened new sites in Kew Gardens, Briarwood and Ridgewo...
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Carting company rehires workers who testified
But Five Star says rival unions to blame for the confusion.
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Group criticizes current mayor's work with vets
Say 'wait and see' approach not productive
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coyote spotted in Middle Village
Leaves bemused park-goers in its wake
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104th Precint Police Blotter (4/20/15-4/26/15)
Monday, Apr. 20 George Tuta was arrested at 1933 Putnam Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Sciame. John Curtis Colon was arrested at 67-30 Forest Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer ...
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Beloved St. Stan’s principal retiring
Sister Rose to leave in August
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/13/15-4/19/15)
Monday, Apr. 13 Mariah Ortiz was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Ostrowskatuznik. Julisa Bosques was arrested at Wyckoff Avenue and Myrtle Avenue for theft of ser...
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Appeals arguments heard on Willet’s West “mega mall.”
Avella, others argue putting a mall on existing parking lot
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's in a (domain) name?
The past, present & future of '.nyc'
Apr 15, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Asian women’s center opens in Elmhurst
Center to service victims of abuse, human trafficking
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DEP to construct 250 bioswales throughout CB5
But not everyone happy about the eco-minded project
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he would keep "fighting terrorism" while peace talks took place and saw a risk of Saudi and Turkish intervention in the Syrian conflict, according to an interview with news agency AFP published on Friday. Assad said he would retake the whole country, but that this could take a long time, according to excerpts of the interview published on AFP's website. The interview, which AFP said was Assad's first in about two months, took place in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Thursday before the conclusion of talks in Munich where major powers agreed to a ceasefire in Syria to begin in a week.
2016-02-12 11:21:06 -0500
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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Egyptian doctors stage a protest against rampant police abuses, after two doctors were beaten up by policemen in a Cairo hospital, in front of their headquarters of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Doctors threatened to escalate if the government doesn’t hold police accountable for abuses. Attendees chanted “strike” and raised banners read, “Doctors’ Dignity.” (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Egypt's doctors staged a rare protest against police abuses after accusations two doctors were beaten up by policemen in a Cairo hospital. The doctors' union also voted to offer free services in public hospitals and to call a partial strike in two weeks time unless the officers involved are held accountable, measures are taken to protect medics from police intimidation and the health minister submits his resignation.


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