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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 | 27 27 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 | 30 30 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 | 32 32 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 | 37 37 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 | 89 89 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 | 123 123 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 | 134 134 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 | 194 194 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 | 240 240 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 | 256 256 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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Soccer, baseball interests clash over Maspeth park redesign
Renovations welcome, but sides debate space allocation for fields
Jan 13, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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City rejects proposals for festival in FMCP
The Parks Department has rejected all three proposals to host a multi-day music festival in the largest park in Queens. The organizers behind the Cochella music festival, AEG, were the first to app...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials denounce federal deportation raids
Call on city's immigrants to lead normal lives, resist panic
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/4/16-1/10/16)
Monday, Jan. 4 Leon Jahan was arrested at Hancock Street and Wyckoff Avenue for possession of a forged instrument by Officer Cumar. Jason Cardez was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for third-degre...
Jan 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman claims nursing home gave her mom bedbugs
Nursing home says they have no pest problems
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/28/15-1/3/15)
Monday, Dec. 28 Nelson Gomez was arrested at 1590 Gates Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Collins. Louis Santoro was arrested at Fresh Pond Road and Madison Street for criminal mischief by Office...
Jan 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second Maspeth business hit by Molotov cocktail
Cityscapes, Grand Avenue pet store both hit
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shake Shack opens new location in Queens Center Mall
Shake Shack lovers no longer have to travel to John F. Kennedy Airport or Citi Field for a burger, fries and a shake. And they don’t have to venture out to Manhattan, either. The gourmet burger cha...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct hosts blood drive
The season of giving isn’t quite over yet in Ridgewood, where community members donated blood Tuesday afternoon as part of a blood drive hosted by the 104th Precinct. Sergeant Angelica Amaya, who h...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the stories that shaped Queens in 2015
Mourning the loss of heroes in blue The city lost two officer in 2015 in Brian Moore, killed in the line of duty in Queens Village, and Randolph Holder, a Rockaway native killed in the line of duty...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/21/15-12/27/15)
Monday, Dec. 21 Ashley Kirk was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Singh. Quamel J. Hendrix was arrested at 71st Place and Central Avenue for criminal mischief by Of...
Dec 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens pol calls for Club Allure to be shut down
Residents living near a nightclub in Long Island City hope it's on its way out. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer called for the closure of Club Allure after numerous complaints and violations, including...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students create insulated model homes for STEAM showcase
Part of city agency’s Young Engineers Program
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/14/15-12/20/15)
Monday, Dec. 14 Sebastian Edwards was arrested at Grandview Avenue and Greene Avenue for urinating in public by Officer Cumar. Patrick J. O'Donnell was arrested at 66-12 51st Road for third-degree ...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village woman, 76, killed crossing Metropolitan Avenue
A 76-year-old Middle Village woman was hit and killed as she tried to cross Metropolitan Avenue yesterday at 3:30 in the afternoon. Giovanna Livolsi was crossing the busy thoroughfare mid-block bet...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents said on Saturday they were responsible for a blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane last week that the government said was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board. The suspected suicide bomber was sucked out of the Daallo Airlines plane through a one-metre (one-yard) wide hole when the blast ripped open the pressurised cabin in flight, officials said last week. "Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen carried out the airborne operation as a retribution for the crimes committed by the coalition of Western crusaders and their intelligence agencies against the Muslims of Somalia," al Shabaab said in an emailed statement.
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power and Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza speak to the press in Gitega, BurundiUnidentified gunmen shot dead two people in an apparent targeted killing late on Friday in Burundi, where months of violence linked to the president's disputed re-election have left more than 400 people dead. The central African nation has been in turmoil since April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza vowed to run for a third term, sparking protests by the opposition who said his bid was unconstitutional. Celestin Singirankabo, the regional administrator of Gisozi commune in Mwaro province some 60 km (37 miles) east of the capital, Bujumbura, said one of the people killed on Friday was a village administrator.


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Colombian women listen as a health worker distributes information how to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, at the transport terminal in Bogota, ColombiaMore than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. Zika, which has spread to more than 30 countries, has been linked to birth defect microcephaly and to neurological disease Guillain-Barre syndrome. Total reported Zika cases increased by 23 percent over last week's figures, while the number of pregnant women with the virus was up 57.8 percent.


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