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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 (2/4/13-2/10/13)
Monday, Feb. 4 Jose Sustre was arrested at 1682 Woodbine Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer McElligot. Sy Kraft was arrested at 69-34 53rd Road for criminal contempt by Officer E...
Feb 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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New coalition says any plans for a Willets Point Casino are not welcomed
In a timely announcement of their formation, the “Don’t Gamble on our Community” coalition met at the RAICES Corona Senior Center last week to discuss the possible impact of a casino in their neigh...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct gets new captain, but will miss the old
Deputy Inspector Michael Cody is leaving the 104th Precinct with awards, accolades and the gratitude of one of the only Queens communities that has seen a decrease in crime. As Cody moves to take o...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosciuszko Bridge construction project
SDOT gets okay to discharge groundwater into creek
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Queens pharmacist still offers a personal touch
When the bell hits the front door to Colombo’s Pharmacy at 75-51 Metropolitan Ave., it is often followed by a familiar voice. Sometimes it is from Vito Columbo's father in the language of his homel...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/28/13-2/3/13)
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Meghan Rodriguez was arrested at 60-30 Maurice Avenue for burglary by Officer Hamburger. William Meyer was arrested at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue f...
Feb 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former NYC mayor Ed Koch passes away
Fiery politician was 88
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muni-meters installed on Grand Avenue in Maspeth
One of that last neighborhoods to lose parking meters
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catsimatidis announces his bid for Mayor
Billionaire John A. Catsimatidis, 64, officially announced his Republican bid for New York City mayor Tuesday on the steps of City Hall. With a rags-to-riches story and deep pockets, the president,...
Jan 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/21/13-1/27/13)
Monday, Jan. 21 Rolando Kippes was arrested on 60-51 59th Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer Gomez. Jamella Bhairo was arrested on 47-05 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Abenan...
Jan 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restaurants seek better inspections
Queens restaurant owners say the current system is unfair
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supercentenarian Carl Berner leaves an impact on Queens
Supercentenarian Carl Berner of Middle Village was a beacon of light, and Queens civic leaders, neighbors, and friends were sorry to learn about his passing in his home on January 7, just 20 days s...
Jan 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helen Marshall’s State of the Borough
Looking to the past for a hopeful future
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (1/14/13-1/20/13)
Monday, Jan. 14 Jamal Velovic was arrested at the intersection of Madison Street and Woodward Avenue for obstruction of governmental administration by Officer Marinacci. Patricia Reith was arrested...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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ATU 1181 bus drivers strike
Photos: Michael O'Kane School bus drivers went on strike for the first time since 1979 in all five boroughs of the city Wednesday morning, seeking the addition of a job security clause in their con...
Jan 17, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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PARIS (AP) — Leading global cosmetics company L'Oreal saw its sales grow 12 percent last year, with increases across old and new markets despite difficulties in Brazil and global economic uncertainty.
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Two Syrian women and a boy wait in front of Oncupinar crossing gate, near the town of Kilis, Turkey on February 9, 2016Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to European Union (EU) member states, as NATO agreed to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis. In a speech in Ankara, Erdogan stepped up his denunciations of Western policy in the refugee crisis, confirming he had threatened EU leaders at a summit meeting in November that Turkey could say "goodbye" to the refugees. Alarm is growing in EU capitals that thousands of migrants are still crossing the Aegean daily from Turkey after over a million made the perilous journey last year.


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An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon, southern LebanonBy Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - Groups of Islamic State fighters are quitting their bases in Libya fearing Western air strikes and heading south, posing a new threat to countries in Africa's Sahel region including Niger and Chad, officials and intelligence sources said. The ultra-hardline movement that has seized large areas of Syria and neighbouring Iraq has also amassed thousands of fighters along a coastal strip in Libya, where it has taken the city of Sirte and attacked oil infrastructure. "ISIS (Islamic State) are moving towards southern Libya to avoid the likely air strikes from the European coalition," said Colonel Mahamane Laminou Sani, director of documentation and military intelligence for Niger's armed forces.


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