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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 | 33 33 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?
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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 | 40 40 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 | 44 44 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 | 95 95 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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 | 246 246 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 | 263 263 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 (10/11/11-10/16/11)
Monday, Oct. 11 Justin Noboa was arrested at the intersection of Gates and Cypress avenues for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Lodato. Tuesday, Oct. 12 Anna Lopez was arrested at 61-26 76...
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Transportation issues drive CB meeting
Board also votes on new budget
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth hit-and-run kills one
Victim identified as owner of Maspeth bar
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Parents of eight held on $75k bail
Kids were abused while in Queens foster care system, defense says
Oct 14, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/3/11-10/9/11)
Monday, Oct. 3 Jose Rodrigues was arrested at 477 Fairview Avenue for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Lodato. Soto Christian was arrested at 477 Fairview Avenue for unauthorized use of a v...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, September 26 Andy Savedra was arrested at 52-122 63rd Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Verderber. Timothy Sullivan was arrested at 61-75 78th Street for obstructing breathing...
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Maspeth's Martin Luther Middle School now open
New Smart Board technology offered for middle and high school
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Making sure veterans get what they deserve
Queens resident leads national vet's organization
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Maspeth battles rats
Rodent problem out of control, residents say
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand ol' time
The Maspeth Street Fair returned to Grand Avenue this past Sunday, drawing hundreds of visitors to the neighborhood's busiest shopping and commercial strip. The event featured numerous vendors sell...
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Queens College panel gets down to small business
ueens College hosted a panel discussion on small businesses in Queens on Friday, September 23, which addressed overall concerns about the state of small businesses in the borough. Panelists include...
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Vets hold POW/MIA ceremony in Maspeth
Th Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter 32 held a POW/MIA Ceremony at Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th Street and Grand Avenue, on Friday, September 16. The ceremony remembers all of those who nev...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/12/11-9/18/11)
Monday, Sept. 12 John Turano was arrested at 77-31 79th Street for grand larceny by Detective Ebron. Phillip Larios was arrested at Grove Street and Fairview Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Fen...
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CB5 back to business in Glendale
Community Board 5 held its first meeting since summer vacation on Wednesday, September 14, in the Christ the King Regional High School cafeteria off Myrtle Avenue in Middle Village. Members of the ...
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An American flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the sun rises in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials awaited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. In the nation's capital, where flags flew at half-staff at the White House and Supreme Court, the political sniping soared, raising the prospect of a court short-handed for some time.


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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society in New YorkBy Doina Chiacu and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates hardened their positions on Sunday on blocking a move by President Barack Obama to fill the seat left by the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a lifetime appointment that would help decide some of the most divisive issues facing Americans. The vacancy quickly became an issue in the 2016 presidential race. "We ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the Supreme Court," U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The normally nine-justice court is set to decide this year its first major abortion case in nearly a decade, as well as cases on voting rights, affirmative action and immigration.


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Pope Francis stands in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe as he begins Mass in Ecatepec, Mexico, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Sunday as Pope Francis began what was expected to be the biggest event of his five-day trip to Mexico: a Mass in the capital's suburb of Ecatepec. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):


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