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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 77 77 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 181 181 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 | 231 231 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 | 246 246 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 (12/10/12-1216/12)
Monday, Dec. 10 Lukasz Ruszczyk was arrested at 64-11 60th Place for criminal contempt by Officer Zbikowski. Steven Rinaldi was arrested at 66-97 Fresh Pond Road for petit larceny by Detective Spag...
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Undercover police gun down career felon in Ridgewood
It was Saturday night, and restaurants and local businesses near the intersection of Gates and Seneca avenues in Ridgewood were getting ready to close for the night when five gunshots rang through ...
Dec 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Television Chef Aids Hurricane Recovery Efforts
Celebrity chef Paula Deen focused less on her famous butter-filled recipes and more on how to get protein in the hands of Hurricane Sandy victims last week. On a cold loading dock in the Long Islan...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Family of man pushed on subway tracks speaks
Remember father, husband as hard worker willing to help
Dec 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Blotter
Monday, Dec. 3 Rocco Opramolla was arrested at 60-12 53 rd Street for aggravated harassment by Officer Lodato. Brian Drepaul was arrested at 1935 Flushing Avenue for assault by Officer Vazquez. Mig...
Dec 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village welcomes the holidays
The Middle Village Chamber of Commerce and Middle Village Kiwanis cosponsored a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at United Methodist Church on Metropolitan Avenue Saturday evening. The event included...
Dec 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg thanks Parks workers for Sandy help
Immediately following Superstorm Sandy, the Park Department had to make sure that all of the city’s open spaces were safe for users. With 29,000 acres of park in New York City, the department’s emp...
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/26/12-12/2/12)
Monday, Nov. 26 Terence Mortagh was arrested at 88-36 Cooper Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Murtha. Darin Wright was arrested at 1614 Weirfield Street for criminal mischief by Dete...
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Controversy surrounds town hall on soccer stadium
Opponents say they were shuttled into basement, MLS denies allegations
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Our Opinion: Hats off to CYO!
Youth sports leagues typically make it into the news when something bad happens. A fight in the stands, a child who is severely injured, or a coach violates the trust of a member of the team. So of...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eager shoppers flock to Queens malls on Black Friday
As long lines began forming around the country to take part in Black Friday sales, residents of Queens flocked to area malls to get the best deals. Queens resident Elisha Austin went to the Rego Pa...
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/12/12-11/25/12)
Monday, Nov. 12 John Sadowski was arrested at 65-33 79th Street for criminal contempt by Officer Gomez. Sati Johnson was arrested at 66-39 79th Street for assault by Detective Murray. Marek Kowalew...
Nov 27, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Site on borough border being purged of radiation
Say danger minimal, but site still needs remediation
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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In wake of storms, government agencies come to Maspeth
The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) held a workshop this past Friday to let small businesses know about relief available for facilities damaged by Superstorm Sandy and the recent nor...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/05/12-11/11/12
Monday, Nov. 5 David Mendoza was arrested at the intersection of Linden Street and 60th Place for petit larceny by Officer Iftekhek. Gabriel Albana was arrested at 62-28 60th Street for criminal co...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A screen displays a diagram showing the ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves that scientists have observed for the first time during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, February 11, 2016A gravitational wave -- predicted to exist a century ago by Albert Einstein -- had been glimpsed directly for the first time by a pair of US-based detectors. "It is seared in my brain," said Shoemaker, a top scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and head of the Advanced LIGO Project, an international effort to uncover evidence of gravitational waves.


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Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble arrives for the Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — Portugal's fellow states in the eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc's top executive and Germany both warning the country not to miss deficit targets.


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Georgia's Minister of Defence Tinatin Khidasheli and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg address a NATO-Georgia Commission defense ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in BrusselsBy Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday. Hours after NATO defense ministers agreed to use their maritime force in the eastern Mediterranean to help combat traffickers, Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove said he was working quickly to design the mission. "We are sailing the ships in the appropriate direction," Breedlove told a news conference, and the mission plan would be refined during the time they were en route.


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