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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 | 11 11 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 | 12 12 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 | 16 16 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 | 20 20 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 | 73 73 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 | 107 107 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 | 117 117 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 | 176 176 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 | 227 227 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 | 242 242 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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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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Elmhurst Library closed for new building and expansions
The Elmhurst Library closed its doors on Monday, November 7, to make way for a new and expanded building set to open in 2013. “It has become a victim of its own success and needs to expand in a new...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/7/11-11/13/11)
Monday, Nov. 7 Joanna Oszczypaca was arrested at the intersection of 60th and Bleecker streets for theft of service by Officer Murtha. Ivan Baez was arrested at 67-29 Central Avenue for assault by ...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrest made in hit & run that killed Maspeth man
Suspect Peter Rodriguez arrested in Connecticut
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Vets march in Middle Village parade
The 3rd Annual Queens Veterans Day Parade was held this past Sunday, November 6, in Middle Village. Veteran and community groups joined elected officials in a march from 80th Street and Metropolita...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village railyards get two new hookups
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced on Tuesday, November 1, that local legislators successfully negotiated with CSX Freight Corporation to install two new hookup sites in an effort to reduce t...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A beautiful street
Maspeth Chamber of Commerce aims to turn Grand Avenue into a vibrant shopping strip
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (10/31/11-11/6/11
Monday, Oct. 31 Richard Depasquale was arrested at 68-78 76th Street for assault by Officer McElliogott. Edwin Casiano was arrested at 55-60 Myrtle Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Off...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/24/11-11/30/11)
Monday, Oct. 24 Gerald Gomez was arrested at 1728 Summerfield Street for assault by Officer Gomez. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Cesar Cosme was arrested at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 59th Street for ...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A roaring Halloween with the Maspeth Lions
The Maspeth Lions Club hosted its annual children's Halloween Ragamuffin Parade this past Monday. Children in costume marched down Grand Avenue to the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot at 69th St...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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$10K reward for hit-and-run driver
Maspeth to killer: “We will find you”
Nov 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/17/11-10/23/11)
Monday, Oct. 17 Bryan Payero was arrested at the intersection of Stephen Street and Cypress Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Rogers. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Gregory Highland was arres...
Oct 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lew Picardi, local musician, passes away at 80
On Friday, October 21, Maspeth lost a veteran, father, and musician. Louis P. Picciano, who was better known by his stage name, Lew Picardi, started singing in grammar school and was an immediate “...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspect in crash that killed Maspeth man
Police have identified a suspect who is believed to have been behind the wheel of a car that caused an early morning accident in Maspeth on October 15, killing a popular local bar owner. Geroge Gib...
Oct 25, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/11/11-10/16/11)
Monday, Oct. 11 Justin Noboa was arrested at the intersection of Gates and Cypress avenues for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Lodato. Tuesday, Oct. 12 Anna Lopez was arrested at 61-26 76...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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An illustration picture shows the log-on icon for the Website Twitter on an Ipad in BordeauxTwitter Inc reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend. The stalled growth in the average number of active monthly users came despite a series of changes to make Twitter easier and more engaging. While the company said it is taking additional steps - including launching changes to the timeline of tweets earlier Wednesday - it told investors not to expect immediate results.


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FBI agents man the entry to the Burns Municipal Airport in Burns, OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said no shots have been fired and that negotiations to end the standoff without violence were continuing as the FBI escalated pressure on the protesters refusing to leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in remote eastern Oregon. It was not immediately clear how much further law enforcement officers would go in the latest confrontation, which the FBI said began after one of the protesters was seen riding an all-terrain vehicle outside the encampment.


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Three SUV proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off.


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