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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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/19/15/-2/2/15)
Monday, Jan. 19 Cesar Ramirez was arrested at 656 Seneca Avenue for violation of local law by Officer Oswald. William E. Dickens was arrested at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and 74th Street fo...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Push to end pre-employment credit checks continues
The NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment delivered a letter last week to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council calling for legislation to stop what they feel to be an aggressive an...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale-Middle Village Coalition awaits city response
As the new year sets in, the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition is continuing its push to see that there is no permanent homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. Currently, the group is ...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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NY Champions for Change raises $100,000 for St. Jude’s
O’Neill’s draws massive crowd, several sports legends
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s and sports legends to host St. Jude’s fundraiser
To start the new year off right, O’Neill’s is hosting a fundraiser to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in cooperation with several local sports legends. Headed up by 1994 Stanley Cup...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cinemart Cinemas is saved (for now)
Residents pack local theater to keep it from closing
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cooper Avenue shelter requests waiver from LIRR
Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano announced last week that the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue will need a waiver from the Long Island Railroad in order to continue ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Blotter Precint Police Blotter (1/12/15-1/18/15)
Monday, Jan. 12 Yenko G. Liza was arrested at the intersection of Doran Avenue and 84th Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Hili. Michael Colon was arrested at 89-39 Rutledge Aven...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens residents rally in support of police
A crowd of just over 100 people gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday in a show of support for the NYPD. They included religious and minority groups, as well as auxiliary officers...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deception criminals steal $1,450 from Maspeth resident
An elderly woman in Maspeth learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. On January 6, two men posing as workers from the Department of Environmental Protection came to the door of the 8...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis raises over $2,000 for Lyme disease
Kiwanis members representing three boroughs and upstate New York traveled to Maspeth last week to raise money to support children struggling with pediatric Lyme disease. Lieutenant Governor of Kiwa...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/5/15-1/11/15)
Monday, Jan. 5 Samantha Barrow was arrested at 1707 Putnam Avenue for third-degree assault by Detective Caruso. Marcos Julio was arrested at 58-32 61st Street for possession of burglary tools by Of...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Middle Village principal named one of America’s worst bosses
Old PS 49 head calls inclusion on list 'craziness'
Jan 07, 2015 | 15 15 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/22/14-1/4/14)
Monday, Dec. 22 Jesenia R. Suarez was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Krokondelas. Edwin Guzman was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues for...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo, 82, passes just hours after son's inauguration
SLIDESHOW: Photos from Mario Cuomo's time in office
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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