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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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Fidelis Ad Mortem: Faithful Unto Death
Thousands gather to pay respects to slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial wake for slain officer draws thousands
Friends, family, fellow officers come to pay respect
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/5/14-12/21/14)
Monday, Dec. 15 Chayanne Rosario was arrested at 66-40 Grand Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Ziman. Waclaw Swiech was arrested at the intersection of 62nd Street and 80th Road for criminal cont...
Dec 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie fans rally to save a local cinema
Residents hope to sway landlord into letting theater stay
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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City responds to lawsuit over Glendale homeless shelter
The city has responded to the claims in a recent Article 78 proceeding in opposition of a proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. The Glendale/Middle Village Coalition (GMVC),...
Dec 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 supports new plan to preserve manufacturing sectors
The City Council set forth on a platform last month to identify new zoning and land use tools in an effort to grow both manufacturing and “creative” sector industries throughout the city. “Industri...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Library fires Galante over irresponsible spending
Fired CEO plans to sue library over his termination
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Pan Am shelter not fit to become permanent
Local Elmhurst residents joined State Senator Tony Avella last week to contest the conversion of the Pan Am homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard into a permanent facility. The shelter just underwen...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Car scam hits number of elderly residents in Maspeth area
Victims get tricked into paying for fake repairs
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/8/14-12/14/14)
Monday, Dec. 8 Lilian Maldonado was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues for a suspended license by Officer Florio. Arthur Lohman was arrested at 1926 Gates Avenue for robbery...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman discusses dedication to IBZs at MIBA luncheon
The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) held its third annual member luncheon at Maspeth Ale House on Grand Avenue last week. Councilman Antonio Reynoso, who represents Williamsburg and ...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markey sworn in for her next term
Surrounded by a room full of family, friends and supporters, Assemblywoman Marge Markey was sworn in for her next term in office on Friday, December 5, at her Maspeth office. “In my next term, I pl...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coalition collects $70,000 in three months
Glendale-Middle Village Coalition member Dawn Scala attended the recent Middle Village Property Owners and Residents Association meeting to recruit new members and raise money to add to the $70,000...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s Restaurant welcomes the NYPD Honor Legion
For more than 30 years, the NYPD Honor Legion has held their annual holiday luncheon for the surviving families of officers that were killed in the line of duty at Maspeth's O’Neill’s Restaurant. O...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Under new ownership, Celtic Gifts & Treasures lives on
With an owner ready to move on, Celtic Gifts & Treasures at 72-17 Grand Avenue faced an uncertain future. Ann Wenz, who has worked at the store for 15 years, said that the shop was originally locat...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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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