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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 42 42 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 | 93 93 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 | 128 128 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 | 139 139 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 | 199 199 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 | 245 245 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 | 262 262 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...
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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
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People line up to vote at a polling station for the second round of presidential election and the first round of legislative elections in the PK5 district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Two former prime ministers, Faustin Archange Touadera and Anicet Georges Dologuele, are running neck-and-neck in the second round of presidential elections to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic. Central Africans will also vote in Legislative elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify the country's tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left thousands dead and nearly 1 million people displaced including most of the capital's Muslim population.


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The Turkish army shelled positions held by Kurdish-backed militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, killing two fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Turkey on Saturday demanded the powerful Syrian Kurdish YPG militia withdraw from areas that it had captured in the northern Aleppo region in recent days from insurgents in Syria, including the Menagh air base. Turkey has been alarmed by the expansion of Kurdish sway in northern Syria since the start of the conflict in 2011.
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An Afghan child is brought to a hospital after being injured in a mortar explosion in Kandahar on July 1, 2015The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan last year was the highest recorded since 2009, the UN said Sunday, with children paying a particularly heavy price. There were 11,002 civilian casualties in 2015 including 3,545 deaths, the UN said in its annual report on Afghan civilians in armed conflict, a four percent rise over the previous high in 2014. "The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable," said Nicholas Haysom, the UN's special representative for Afghanistan.


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