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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 | 16 16 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 | 18 18 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 | 21 21 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 | 26 26 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 | 79 79 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 | 113 113 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 | 123 123 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 | 183 183 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 | 233 233 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 | 248 248 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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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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Family of George Gibbons organizes letter-writing campaign
Hope to prolong his killer’s time behind bars
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/23/15-1/1/15)
Monday, Feb. 23 Manuel Dominguez was arrested at 60-50 Flushing Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer Scrimenti. Atyna Yates was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer...
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Owner: 176 Woodward Avenue is not for sale
Despite rumors, planned development going forward
Feb 25, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers at Nevada, Georgia diners plan class-action lawsuit
Past and current employees of Elmhurst’s Nevada Diner and Georgia Diner have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the two restaurants, both owned by Queens restaurateur Dimitrios Kaloidis....
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/9/15-2/22/15)
Monday, Feb. 9 Emilio Rodriguez was arrested at 1713 Harman Street for assault by Officer Rodriguez. Sixto Rivera was arrested at 1928 Stanhope Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelo Kantlis, owner of Fame Diner, passes away
Maspeth business owner Angelo Kantlis has passed away at the age of 65. Kanlis died on the evening of February 12. He owned the popular Fame Diner on Grand Avenue, where customers stopped by to off...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 considers reverting 176 Woodward to manufacturing
A motion was introduced at Wednesday’s Community Board 5 meeting to revert the lot at 176 Woodward Avenue in Ridgewood from a residential to manufacturing zone. Although currently home to just an e...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Board 5 calls for access at Newtown Creek site
The Department of Environmental Protection came under fire at the Community Board 5 meeting on Wednesday, after the latest iteration of the Newtown Creek aeration project showed no inclusion of pub...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trailers trashed: P.S. 19 to lose temporary classrooms
Expansion part of city ambitious school construction plan
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator pushes to remove sex offenders from family shelters
DHS called out for placing felons with women and children
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/2/15-2/8/15)
Monday, Feb. 2 Thomas Crotty was arrested at 76-12 57th Road for criminal contempt by Officer Babayev. Tuesday, Feb. 3 Sammy Deleo was arrested at 62-06 60th Street for grand larceny by Detective H...
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Smith, Tabone looking at decades behind bars in GOP bribery scheme
Former Queens County HQ shuttered
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Man struck, killed in Ridgewood
A California man was struck by two vehicles and killed in Ridgewood on Tuesday. The 36-year-old victim, Kamil Gorski, was hit as he crossed the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 62nd Street a...
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City to rename street after Maspeth sanitation worker
67th Drive in Middle Village will honor Steven Frosch
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in WashingtonBy Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods. Fed chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers this week she was studying ways to "be prepared" in the event the current slide in world stock markets, concern about financial sector stress, and slowing economic growth all translate into a recession or another financial crisis.


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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders listens at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in MilwaukeeBy John Whitesides MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans. As the Democratic race moves to states with large minority populations, both candidates openly courted black and Hispanic votes during a debate that was far more restrained and cordial than last week's contentious debate in New Hampshire. In the sharpest exchange of the night, Clinton attacked Sanders for being too critical of Obama, who is extremely popular with the black voters who will play a big role in the outcome in South Carolina and other upcoming nominating contests.


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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1998, file time exposure photo, a meteor streaks through the sky over Joshua trees and rocks at Joshua Tree National Monument in Southern California's Mojave Desert. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect what is now Joshua Tree National Park to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. Obama, in California this week for a fund-raising swing, plan to make the announcement Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.


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