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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 | 23 23 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 | 28 28 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 | 32 32 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 | 85 85 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?
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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 | 130 130 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 | 190 190 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
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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 | 253 253 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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$14 million going to Queens libraries
Katz allocates funds for renovations, security cameras
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Nonprofit paints colorful mural outside police precinct
NYPD hopes art deters future graffiti in the community
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Brush with Kindness brightens Selfhelp senior center
Habitat for Humanity of New York City joined by with corporate partner Delta to brighten the days of Maspeth senior citizens at their home away from home. Selected by Habitat for Humanity in late J...
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At Fort Totten, elected officials call for increased security
Base director says public park makes security 'complex'
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Governor unveils plan to completely rebuild LGA
Beep urges PA to take into account noise issues
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Mayor announces Queens Boulevard redesign
Hopes $101M project helps shake 'Boulevard of Death' nickname
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Temporary reprieve for Uber
Hundreds flock to company's job fair in LIC
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Girl Scouts design apps to improve the world
Groups of three work together on environmental, social issues
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/13/15-7/19/15)
Monday, July 13 Leslow Maciag was arrested at 56-10 Nurge Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Quintanitla. Zsuzsanna Sipos was arrested at 60TH Street and Metropolitan Avenue for aggravated ...
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Audit finds finances of former library executives don’t check out
Also calls into question conduct of current interim library head
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NYPD presents massive overhaul of police department
Program piloted in the Rockaways since May
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/6/15-7/13/15)
Monday, July 6 David Trucchio was arrested at 62-14 68th Avenue for endangering the welfare of a child by Officer Shoy Ray Muniz was arrested at 56-51 Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Detective M...
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Queens shelter to lose sex offenders
Community concerns since it was converted from family shelter
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Pols urge comptroller to reject homeless shelter for second time
Call for Assembly to pass bill requiring community input
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/29/15-7/5/15)
Monday, June 29 Darren Roach was arrested at Onderdonk and Myrtle avenues for criminal obstruction of breathing by Officer Pineda. Tuesday, June 30 Brandon Watson was arrested at 62-16 Metropolitan...
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Pope Francis (R) and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, greet each other during a historic meeting in Havana on February 12, 2016Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill kissed each other and sat down Friday for the first meeting between heads of the Eastern and Western churches in nearly a thousand years. The 79-year-old Francis, in white robes and a skullcap, and Kirill, 69, in black robes and a white headdress, exchanged kisses and embraced before sitting down smiling for the historic meeting at Havana airport. Francis, 79, stepped off a plane in the sunshine and shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro on the tarmac at Jose Marti airport before heading into the meeting with the leader of the powerful Russian branch of the Orthodox church.


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A pilgrim puts flowers in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary in the sanctuary of Lourdes, southern France on February 11, 2016 for the 158th anniversary of the virgin Mary's apparition to Bernadette SoubirousMarried or not, straight or gay, you and your sweetheart will be welcome in Lourdes, the town in southwestern France that has attracted "miracle" seekers for a century and a half, officials said Friday. "Come to Lourdes to say I love you," beckons a flyer put out by the Lourdes diocese, touting a "couples weekend" as part of efforts to boost dwindling visitor numbers. "The miracle of Lourdes is that of the encounter," said the rector, Reverend Andre Cabes, recalling the town's founding "meeting" -- the moment 158 years ago when peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous experienced an encounter with the Virgin Mary, according to Church doctrine.


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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill kisses Pope Francis as they meet at the Jose Marti aiport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. This is the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)HAVANA (AP) — With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally!" Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.


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