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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 43 43 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 | 1 1 comments | 94 94 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 | 129 129 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 | 140 140 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 | 200 200 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 | 245 245 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 | 262 262 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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Suspect in Maspeth hit and run may take plea deal
The Brooklyn man responsible for killing a former Maspeth bar owner in a hit-and-run may be offered a three-and-a-half to seven-year plea deal from the Queens District Attorney, much to the dismay ...
Mar 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (03/19/12-03/25/12)
Monday, Mar. 19 Patrick O'Donnell was arrested at 59-25 70th Street for criminal mischief by Officer Gomez. Raydon Lysyansky was arrested at 84-35 62nd Drive was arrested for criminal contempt by O...
Mar 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 discusses T.D. Bank coming to Grand Ave
Resident expresses support for the branch
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley for a day
Grade-school students trailed alongside council members at a stated meeting in City Hall on Wednesday, February 14. Among them was Sherin Shibu, a student at P.S./I.S. 113, who won an essay contest...
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/12/12-3/18/12)
Monday, Mar. 12 Dennis Rivera was arrested at 71-41 66th Place for burglary by Officer Williams. Kevin Regan was arrested at 59-19 72nd Street for assault by Officer Gomez. Ilija Hamovic was arrest...
Mar 20, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers bring HOPE to local communities
The nonprofit volunteer organization Help Our People Eat, otherwise known as Project HOPE, continues to serve those in need thanks to its fellow Maspeth residents, project coordinator Deacon Arthur...
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit: Parks slow to fix hazards at city playgrounds
City Comptroller John Liu last week announced that a series of borough-specific audits found the Parks Department was slow to fix hazardous conditions in some playgrounds and may have missed others...
Mar 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/5/12-3/12/12)
Monday, Mar. 5 Merrill Villanneva was arrested at Maurice Avenue and the Long Island Expressway for driving while intoxicated by Officer Fenton. Krysztof Korytkowski was arrested at 79-80 77th Road...
Mar 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan's in Maspeth to induct nine into Hall of Fame
The St. Stanislaus "Hall of Fame" is getting a bit larger later this month, as the school announced the addition of nine new members into its elite club. The parish community will also give a few s...
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 to discuss T.D. Bank coming to Maspeth
Community Board 5 will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Christ the King Regional High School cafeteria, at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The...
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Six parents slam DOE
Say denial of hazard variance puts their kids in danger
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Turner's TEACH Act could save parents thousands
A new bill introduced by Congressman Bob Turner could help save families who send their children to non-public schools thousands of dollars each year. On Friday, Turner introduced the Tax and Educa...
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markey brings sex abuse bill back to Albany
Plaintiffs in Brooklyn lawsuit express support for bill
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/27/12-3/4/12)
Monday, Feb. 27 Gelacio Medina was arrested at 665 Seneca Avenue for assault by Officer Ferraris. Reinaldo Perlaza was arrested at 85-45 Fleet Court for assault by Detective Spagnola. Freddie Perez...
Mar 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/20/12-2/26/12)
Monday, Feb. 20 Miguel Pastrana was arrested at 60-01 55th Street for criminal mischief at Officer Zdunczyk. Altagracia Caceres was arrested at 60-59 Myrtle Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer ...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A demonstrator chants in favor of Senate President Jocelerme Privert during a march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Supporters of Bertrand-Aristide's Lavalas political party rallied for Privert to fill the void left by twice postponed presidential and legislative runoff elections and the departure of President Michel Martelly. An interim government will rule until an elected leader can take office May 14, and for now Prime Minister Evans Paul remains in office. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.


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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, the Turkish border crossing with Syria, is closed near to the town of Kilis, in southeastern Turkey, as some thousands of Syrian migrants are known to be moving toward the border, fleeing from fierce fighting inside Syria. Despite the wintry weather in southern Europe, the flow of migrants has not abated and European countries are trying to impose order on its external border, while keeping the cherished notion of freedom of movement across European internal borders. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):


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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a female protester in a January 2015 shooting captured on video and photos.
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