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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 229 229 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 | 245 245 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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Jack Friedman, executive director of the Queens Chamber, passes away
Jack Friedman, who served as executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce since 2007, passed away on Thursday. The cause of death is unknown, but Friedman, 55, reportedly suffered from diab...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ribbon cut on a new era in LeFrak City
Renovated courtyard has basketball and tennis courts
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/30/15-4/5/15)
Monday, Mar. 30 Leonel Martinez was arrested for driving with a suspended license at the intersection of Putnam and Wyckoff avenues by Officer Frevola. Jorge Chora was arrested for sexual misconduc...
Apr 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weird Loners, a show based in Ridgewood, premieres on Fox
Pilot has some laughs and fun ideas, but is a bit predictable
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taste of LIC names 10 honorees to mark 10th year
With Long Island City’s 10th Annual Taste of LIC food festival fast approaching, founder Sheila Lewandowski decided she wanted to honor the people who had helped transform the event from a tiny aff...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (3/23/15-3/29/15)
Monday, Mar. 23 DeLeny Brito was arrested at 60-31 78th Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Martinez. Gustavo Diaz was arrested at 71-02 72nd Place for possession of burglary tools by Officer S...
Mar 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beep reviews Newtown Creek aeration plans
Issue of community access discussed at land use hearing
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Blotter Precinct Police Blotter (3/9/15-3/22/15)
Monday, Mar. 9 David Leonard was arrested at 64-41 Central Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Mays. Konrad Nandor was arrested at Eliot Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for aggravated unlice...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools protest Cuomo’s controversial education plan
Take part in human chains, marches to protest proposal
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 votes in favor of Newtown aeration facility
Community Board 5 voted in favor of a proposed aeration facility at Newton Creek during last Wednesday’s board meeting, capping off one step in a years-long project that has been the subject of com...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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One suspect in custody from possible armed burglary
Commotion disrupts otherwise quiet morning in Maspeth
Mar 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prostitution busts in Maspeth, Ridgewood
Police busted multiple massage parlors in Maspeth and Ridgewood last week. The 104th Precinct announced seven prostitution-related arrests that stemmed from an undercover sting operation executed b...
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Turner to be named chair of the Queens County GOP
In a party where compromise often lacking, a show of unity
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/2/15-3/8/15)
Monday, Mar. 2 Alyssa Avila was arrested at 52-63 70th Street for second-degree assault by Officer Gomez. Nicholas Rivera was arrested at the intersection of Saint Felix and Cooper avenues for driv...
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Astoria's Mt. Sinai opens new transfusion center
Facility part of $125 million expansion plan for hospital
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Africa's President Zuma attends the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis AbabaBy Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched outside South Africa's parliament on Thursday hours before an annual state-of-the-nation speech by President Jacob Zuma, whom they accuse of corruption and mismanaging the country's flagging economy. Zuma's speech, scheduled to be televised nationally at 1700 GMT, comes amid growing criticism over a taxpayer-funded 250 million (then $23 million) upgrade to his private home and years of weak economic growth in Africa's most industrialised country. Investors also want to know why Zuma fired two finance ministers in one week this December.


2016-02-11 08:46:01 -0500
(Reuters) - The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery in Uganda nearly 70 years ago: 1947 - Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest isolate the virus in samples taken from a rhesus monkey 1948 - Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in the Zika forest 1952 - First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania 1954 - Virus found in young girl in Nigeria 1960s-1980s - Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys in band of countries stretching across equatorial Africa 1969–1983 - Zika is found in equatorial Asia, including ...
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BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston is trying to rid the streets of unsightly cigarette butts by placing special receptacles in high traffic areas that will allow smokers to vote on a simple question.
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