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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 | 78 78 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 | 182 182 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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Tent of Tomorrow to receive free $3 million paint job
Union donates free labor, supplies to repaint upper portion
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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No liquor license for the Knockdown Center just yet
SLA will consider license again in June
May 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/4/15-5/10/15)
Monday, May 4 Frank Sestito was arrested at 60-86 68th Avenue for second-degree assault by Officer Eastman. Lilian Rosa was arrested at 1699 Palmetto Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Sull...
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens students, parents rally to save after-school programs
Four programs to be cut if city doesn’t allocate $5.9M
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compost drop-off sites pop up around Queens
Queens is about to get a lot more green, thanks to the expansion of the New York City Compost Program’s food waste drop-off program, which has opened new sites in Kew Gardens, Briarwood and Ridgewo...
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Carting company rehires workers who testified
But Five Star says rival unions to blame for the confusion.
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Group criticizes current mayor's work with vets
Say 'wait and see' approach not productive
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coyote spotted in Middle Village
Leaves bemused park-goers in its wake
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104th Precint Police Blotter (4/20/15-4/26/15)
Monday, Apr. 20 George Tuta was arrested at 1933 Putnam Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Sciame. John Curtis Colon was arrested at 67-30 Forest Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer ...
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Beloved St. Stan’s principal retiring
Sister Rose to leave in August
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/13/15-4/19/15)
Monday, Apr. 13 Mariah Ortiz was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Ostrowskatuznik. Julisa Bosques was arrested at Wyckoff Avenue and Myrtle Avenue for theft of ser...
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Appeals arguments heard on Willet’s West “mega mall.”
Avella, others argue putting a mall on existing parking lot
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's in a (domain) name?
The past, present & future of '.nyc'
Apr 15, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Asian women’s center opens in Elmhurst
Center to service victims of abuse, human trafficking
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DEP to construct 250 bioswales throughout CB5
But not everyone happy about the eco-minded project
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has made progress since a failed gun-smuggling sting operation known as Fast and Furious, but more work needs to be done, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday.
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This image, taken December 14, 2015, shows a Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) optics technician inspecting one of LIGO's core optics (mirrors)In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago. When two black holes collided some 1.3 billion years ago, the joining of those two great masses sent forth a wobble that hurtled through space and reached Earth on September 14, 2015, when it was picked up by sophisticated instruments, researchers announced. "Up until now we have been deaf to gravitational waves, but today, we are able to hear them," said David Reitze, executive director of the LIGO Laboratory, at a packed press conference in the US capital.


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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, Tomiko Shine holds up a picture of Tamir Rice, the 12 year old boy fatally shot by a rookie police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 22, during a protest in Washington, D.C. The city of Cleveland requested Rice’s estate to pay $500 for his ambulance ride and medical services as the boy's "last dying expense" in a creditor's claim filed Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Cuyahoga County Probate Court. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the administrator of the boy's estate a "decedent's last dying expense" claim of $500 for ambulance services.


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