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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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 14 14 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 174 174 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Food Bank NYC launches Hurricane Irene Food Stamp Replacement Notice
The Food Bank For New York City is urging those New Yorkers who rely on food stamps to act quickly in receiving replacement benefits if their food stamp purchases went to waste because of Hurricane...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/22/11-8/28/11)
Monday, Aug. 22 Shaun Szaraz was arrested at 66-81 74th Street for burglary by Detective Clifford. Magda Guzman was arrested at the intersection of Cooper and Cypress avenues for aggravated unlicen...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another attempt to slow traffic on Doran Ave
In the wake of having a speed bump proposal turned down by the Department of Transportation (DOT), another idea has been offered to Glendale residents to deter speeding on Doran Avenue. Councilwoma...
Aug 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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City weathers wrath of Irene
Hurricane Irene had many in trepidation as her presence loomed ominously over New York. But on Sunday, New Yorkers awoke to find themselves spared – for the most part. The storm, which whirled its ...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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City weathers wrath of Irene
Hurricane Irene had many in trepidation as her presence loomed ominously over New York. But on Sunday, New Yorkers awoke to find themselves spared – for the most part. The storm, which whirled its ...
Aug 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/15/11-8/21/11)
Monday, Aug. 15 Allan Vega was arrested at the intersection of Bleecker Street and Forest Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Hopson. Tuesday, Aug. 16 Richard Kump was arrested at 70-17 57t Drive f...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 memorial in Maspeth
Residents of Maspeth are invited to attend a World Trade Center Memorial Ceremony on Friday, September 9, at 11 a.m. at Maspeth Memorial Park, located at 69th Street and Grand Avenue. Honored will ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth kids make a few bucks on Grand Avenue
The dog days of summer didn't stop a few tweens in Maspeth from getting motivated. Diana Rodriguez, 12, Esperanza Cantillo, 12, Nicole Rodriguez, 10 and Scott Stegman, 11, set up shop several days ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more foul-smelling freight trains for residents
Residents in Middle Village won't have to hold their noses or cover their ears anymore when a freight train stops near their home. The freight train hook-up, located just northeast of 69th Place in...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Earthquake felt across Queens
Tremors from an estimated 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday, August 23, were felt across New York City. Employees and residents flooded neighbo...
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Dept. of Sanitation salt spreader suspended mid-air after crashing through second story wall in Maspeth
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/8/11-8/14/11)
Monday, August 8 Nubia Mantilla was arrested at 581 Fairview Avenue for menacing by Officer McKevitt. Brandon Rodriguez was arrested 69-56 Caldwell Avenue for menacing by Officer Arata. Tuesday, Au...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth car break-ins cause concern
Maspeth residents need to be especially careful when locking up their cars at night. For the past month, there has been an outburst of car break-ins in West Maspeth. “It's a recent rash,”said Rosem...
Aug 16, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley holds back to school drive
Maspeth hopes to secure funding for future extracurricular programs
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Verizon and the unions get a bad connection
Union workers on strike
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. Twitter is tweaking its timeline. The social media site will let people turn on a setting that lets popular tweets related to people you follow show up first in your timeline. It's part of the microblogging service's attempt to make its service more accessible to new users. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.


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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging mostly higher, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, setting the market up for its first gain after three down days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Investors welcomed the latest signals from the Federal Reserve on interest rates, sending U.S. stocks higher in afternoon trading Wednesday. In her semiannual report to Congress, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank would likely move more slowly to raise interest rates if the economy disappoints. Health care and technology stocks were among the biggest gainers, helping set the market up for its first gain after three days of losses.


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McGurk, the United States' new envoy to the coalition it leads against Islamic State, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in BaghdadBy Patricia Zengerle and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State said on Wednesday that Russian airstrikes in Syria are boosting the militant group because of the toll they are taking on U.S.-backed opposition fighters. "What Russia's doing is directly enabling ISIL," the envoy, Brett McGurk, told a hearing of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, using an acronym for Islamic State.


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