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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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 14 14 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 174 174 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/11/11-12/18/11)
Sunday, Dec. 11 Robert Weternburger was arrested at 60-16 Myrtle Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Vazquez. Monday, Dec. 12 Evyn Edwards was arrested at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Fr...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Lions host Children's Christmas party
On Saturday, December 3, the Maspeth Lions club held its annual Children’s Christmas party at St. Stanislaus Parish Hall. The party catered to over 100 children from St. Mary’s Children's Hopsital ...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/5/11-12/11/11)
Monday, Dec. 5 Luis Rodriguez was arrested at Palmetto Street and Myrtle Avenue for possession of stolen property by Officer Sciame. Rovan Calle was arrested at 60-25 67th Avenue for petit larceny ...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill says no more to unannounced “no standing” signs
The Department of Transportation may soon have to give communities a heads-up before installing new “no standing” signs on New York City streets, under a bill introduced recently by Councilwoman El...
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/27/11-12/4/11)
Monday, Nov. 28 Charles Linic was arrested at 58-02 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Lodato. Isidro Andrade was arrested at 60-64 69th Avenue for assault by Officer Alvarez. Milan D...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juniper Valley Park second phase complete
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley gathered last Thursday, December 1 to cut the green ribbon on the second phase of impr...
Dec 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Hollywood Blood Drive
The Maspeth Knights of Columbus will host a Hollywood Movie Blood Drive on Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors will receive two complimentary movie tickets when they give blood at t...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth ready for the holidays
The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce held its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Memorial Square on Friday, December 2. More than 100 residents enjoyed holiday entertainment provided by Song-and-A-Dance o...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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30 Turkeys
On Tuesday, November 22, the Middle Village Kiwanis Club gave out 30 turkey dinners to families in need. Pictured from left to right are Kiwanis members Anthony De Angelo, J.P. Di Troia, Al Gentile...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/14/11-11/27/11)
Monday, Nov. 14 Lauro Jara was arrested at on Onderonk Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Capace. Martin Nunez was arrested at 17-37 Decatur Street for aggravated harrasment by Officer...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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118 stores caught selling alcohol to minors
The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) announced on Tuesday, November 22, that 75 liquor and grocery stores were caught selling alcohol to minors in Brooklyn and Queens during a three-day underc...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Activist Pat Dolan killed in car accident
Pat Dolan, a longtime civic activist and current president of the Queens Civic Congress (QCC), was killed in a car accident Tuesday night.
Dolan was crossing Hillside Avenue near 198th Street at ap...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants return home after devastating fire
Displaced tenants finally returned to a newly renovated apartment complex at 41-72 Judge Street in Elmhurst that was ravaged by a fire on December 27th of last year. The Department of Buildings (DO...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addabbo urges more street safety
Senator Joseph Addabbo is urging residents and city agencies to be more aware of dangerous conditions on the streets before more fatalities or life-altering injuries occur, according to a statement...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expanding Kiwanis in Queens
Queens Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Michael Terry has a plan to expand young people’s community service clubs beyond the borders of school walls. Founded in 1915, according to its Web site, Kiwanis ...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging mostly higher, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, setting the market up for its first gain after three down days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Stocks are edging mostly higher, setting the market up for its first gain after three days of losses.


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McGurk, the United States' new envoy to the coalition it leads against Islamic State, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in BaghdadBy Patricia Zengerle and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State said on Wednesday that Russian airstrikes in Syria are boosting the militant group because of the toll they are taking on U.S.-backed opposition fighters. "What Russia's doing is directly enabling ISIL," the envoy, Brett McGurk, told a hearing of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, using an acronym for Islamic State.


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President Barack Obama stops at the counter to place his order during an unscheduled visit to the 'Feed Store' in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Obama returned to Springfield, the place where his presidential career began, to mark the ninth anniversary of his entrance in the 2008 presidential race. He plans to deliver an address to the Illinois General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nine years ago to the day, Barack Obama stood before the Old State Capitol in Springfield and announced his run for president, declaring that "the ways of Washington must change." On Wednesday, Obama returns to the Illinois capital at the twilight of his political career, pleading once again for the type of national unity that has eluded him as president.


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