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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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Volleyball unites a community and keeps memories alive
Through a sport, residents come together
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vincent Martello: Eagle Scout
Teen in Middle Village troop earns highest honor
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/7/12-1/13/12)
Monday, Jan. 7 Julio Medina was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Dagnese. Louis Aponte was arrested at 79-19 68th Road for assault...
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seven Injured in Long Island City crane collapse
A one-block work site along the East River in Long Island City was secured and under close watch Wednesday afternoon after a large crane collapsed. Seven construction workers were sent to area hosp...
Jan 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Families gather to remember loved ones during holiday season
Over 100 families gathered at the U.S. Columbarium/Fresh Pond Crematory to pay tribute to the memories of family members this holiday season. As part of the ceremony, family members placed a dove o...
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis holds meeting at Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth held its first weekly meeting of 2013 at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House on Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood. The Onderdonk House is owned and maintained by the Greater Ridg...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, Dec. 24 Shykemia Ellerbee was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for criminal possession of stolen property by Officer Weil. Steven Rinaldi was arrested at the intersection of Greene and...
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Parking rules near Maspeth park to change
The Department of Transportation announced that it will change the “no standing” parking regulation on streets surrounding Principe (formerly Maurice) Park by the end of February. The park, located...
Jan 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community groups hand out Christmas meals
On Christmas Eve the Maspeth chapter of the Knights of Columbus (Cardinal Spellman Council) teamed up with the Maspeth Lions Club and a dozen businesses and organizations in Maspeth to deliver a he...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/17/12-12/23/12)
Monday, Dec. 17 Andy J. Duran was arrested at 1872 Grove Street for obstructing governmental administration by Officer Velotta. Andrew Bayer was arrested at 60-17 56th Road for criminal obstruction...
Jan 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens residents mourn Sandy Hook victims
Two of slain had connections to the borough
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown neighbors still seek relief from Sandy aftermath
Lilly Rodriguez and her husband have lived in Greenpoint for 43 years, to which she explained that she has never before dealt with a flood like the one caused by Hurricane Sandy. "Since the water c...
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New school coming to Sunnyside
A new public school is coming to Sunnyside and it's being built from the ground up. P.S. 313 will be located at 45-45 42nd Street and will house approximately 430 students from pre-K through 5th gr...
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Training tomorrow’s ‘green’ employees at QBG
Job training program focuses on sustainability
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Planes fly low over Queens
Leaders and community members seek answers from the FAA
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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A worker at Kalbe Farma's factory holds up a handful of tablets in CikarangCAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has set up a state-owned pharmaceutical company that would compete with local firms in supplying medicines to public hospitals, President Jacob Zuma said in his state of the nation address on Thursday. Health authorities in one of the world's biggest market for antiretroviral drugs have long complained they were paying too much to secure supplies for life-prolonging HIV/AIDS drugs to state-run hospitals. (Writing by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by James Macharia)


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These images, courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago, show Vincent Van Gogh's, The Bedroom, 1889; and a recreation of the paintingThe Art Institute of Chicago has recreated Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom in an apartment and is renting it out for $10 a night. "This is so perfect I'm literally crying," art student Genevieve Marie Gualtiere wrote on the museum's Facebook page. "We're hoping it will inspire people to think in new ways about the painting," said Amanda Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Art Institute of Chicago.


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U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in WashingtonBy Lindsay Dunsmuir and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to Congress with a brave face on Thursday amid a worsening meltdown in global markets and growing skepticism the U.S. central bank can carry out its long-planned pivot to "normal" monetary policy. Testifying for a second straight day before lawmakers, Yellen repeatedly stressed that the Fed is not on a "pre-set path" even though, for now, she still expects it to gradually raise interest rates this year, given the strong U.S. labor market and other bright spots in the economy. With investors stampeding to safer assets globally, the head of the world's most influential central bank acknowledged that a weakened global economy and a steep slide in stock markets was tightening financial conditions faster than the Fed wants.


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