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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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Residents vote on Newtown Creek projects
Get say on how to spend $7 million in funding
Dec 07, 2010 | 55 55 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amtrak replants Woodside land it clear-cut last May
Community hails victory over railroad
Nov 30, 2010 | 36 36 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Put the brakes on Maspeth drag racing
Residents call for cops, DOT to work together
Nov 30, 2010 | 105 105 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/15/10-11/29/10)
Monday, Nov. 15 Antonio Gonalez was arrested at the intersection of 75th Avenue and 61st Street for driving without a license by Officer Hwong. Tyler Pizzaro was arrested at 452 Seneca Avenue for r...
Nov 30, 2010 | 92 92 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dude, where's my tax refund?
Routine address errors has Queens rez short $2M
Nov 22, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob’s Discount Furniture now open!
The eyesore that was Woodhaven Lanes is no more - in its place now is a Bob’s Discount Furniture store. On Saturday, the popular furniture company opened the doors of its 40th store, located in Gle...
Nov 22, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst Hospital upgrading with chest pain unit
$1 million-plus center to open next year
Nov 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green dreams for neighborhoods along Newtown Creek
City has funds from state, but too many choices
Nov 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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History is in the making
Queens prides itself on being one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, but in a borough of over two million residents, individual stories often get lost in the shuffle. Queens Col...
Nov 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/8/10-11/14/10)
Monday, Nov. 8 Thomas McDonough was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Daniel Kelly was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Jose Melendez wa...
Nov 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village teen battles cancer with grace
Thinking of others, Carly Nieves will host community blood drive
Nov 16, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth residents call for one-way street to block trucks
Say trucks clog traffic, cause street damage
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Vets honored in MidVille parade
Only in its second year, the Queens Veterans Day Parade is quickly becoming one of the most popular events in Middle Village. This year's parade took place on Sunday, November 7. The parade began a...
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Concerns about a rowdy Maspeth schoolyard
Amidst residents' concerns that the schoolyard of P.S. 153 in Maspeth is being abused by the public after hours, Principal Susan Bauer pointed out a spike in teen pranks is not unusual around Hallo...
Nov 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/1/10 to 11/7/10)
Monday, Nov. 1 Edgar Ordaz was arrested at 553 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Chiarello. Tuesday, Nov. 2 Michael Glass was arrested at 78-67 79th Lane for aggravated harassment b...
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Prince Ali Al Hussein, of Jordan, FIFA presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference at the Swiss Press Club in Geneva, Switzerland , Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)The five FIFA presidential candidates meet in Miami on Friday with the election's most inscrutable voters who are deep in their own leadership race amid a financial crisis.


2016-02-11 12:59:09 -0500

The lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found on a Turkish beach, became the symbol of the refugee crisisThe father of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose drowning shocked the world last year, went on trial on Thursday along with two alleged people smugglers accused of causing the death of migrants. Aylan's mother Rihana and brother Ghaleb, four, also died in the same accident. The trial of Syrian nationals Muwafaka Alabash and Asem Alfrhad opened at the criminal court in the western Turkish resort of Bodrum, the Dogan news agency reported.


2016-02-11 12:57:30 -0500
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Objecting to the Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that lower-court judges can require defendants to pay their bail in cash, the high court's chief justice on Thursday cited a musician seldom thought of as a legal scholar: Johnny Cash.
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