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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 | 36 36 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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CB5 tables Maspeth construction project
Some Queens Community Board 5 members are a bit concerned about a plan to transform a mixed-use building in Maspeth into a three-story residence for families. An application has been submitted to t...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another crash on Mazeau
Residents continue push to make street one-way
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/11/11-12/18/11)
Sunday, Dec. 11 Robert Weternburger was arrested at 60-16 Myrtle Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Vazquez. Monday, Dec. 12 Evyn Edwards was arrested at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Fr...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Lions host Children's Christmas party
On Saturday, December 3, the Maspeth Lions club held its annual Children’s Christmas party at St. Stanislaus Parish Hall. The party catered to over 100 children from St. Mary’s Children's Hopsital ...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/5/11-12/11/11)
Monday, Dec. 5 Luis Rodriguez was arrested at Palmetto Street and Myrtle Avenue for possession of stolen property by Officer Sciame. Rovan Calle was arrested at 60-25 67th Avenue for petit larceny ...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill says no more to unannounced “no standing” signs
The Department of Transportation may soon have to give communities a heads-up before installing new “no standing” signs on New York City streets, under a bill introduced recently by Councilwoman El...
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/27/11-12/4/11)
Monday, Nov. 28 Charles Linic was arrested at 58-02 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Lodato. Isidro Andrade was arrested at 60-64 69th Avenue for assault by Officer Alvarez. Milan D...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juniper Valley Park second phase complete
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley gathered last Thursday, December 1 to cut the green ribbon on the second phase of impr...
Dec 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Hollywood Blood Drive
The Maspeth Knights of Columbus will host a Hollywood Movie Blood Drive on Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors will receive two complimentary movie tickets when they give blood at t...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth ready for the holidays
The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce held its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Memorial Square on Friday, December 2. More than 100 residents enjoyed holiday entertainment provided by Song-and-A-Dance o...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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30 Turkeys
On Tuesday, November 22, the Middle Village Kiwanis Club gave out 30 turkey dinners to families in need. Pictured from left to right are Kiwanis members Anthony De Angelo, J.P. Di Troia, Al Gentile...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/14/11-11/27/11)
Monday, Nov. 14 Lauro Jara was arrested at on Onderonk Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Capace. Martin Nunez was arrested at 17-37 Decatur Street for aggravated harrasment by Officer...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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118 stores caught selling alcohol to minors
The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) announced on Tuesday, November 22, that 75 liquor and grocery stores were caught selling alcohol to minors in Brooklyn and Queens during a three-day underc...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Activist Pat Dolan killed in car accident
Pat Dolan, a longtime civic activist and current president of the Queens Civic Congress (QCC), was killed in a car accident Tuesday night.
Dolan was crossing Hillside Avenue near 198th Street at ap...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants return home after devastating fire
Displaced tenants finally returned to a newly renovated apartment complex at 41-72 Judge Street in Elmhurst that was ravaged by a fire on December 27th of last year. The Department of Buildings (DO...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candles and flowers in front of Paris restaurant Le Comptoir Voltaire, one of the targets of the November 13 terror attacksMore major attacks in Europe are a "certainty", French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told an audience at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. "We have entered -- we all feel it -- in a new era characterised by the lasting presence of 'hyper-terrorism'," said Valls, whose country was hit by two Islamist attacks last year. Valls was speaking at the three-day security conference in the southern German city, speaking alongside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.


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MUNICH (AP) — France's prime minister is warning that the terrorist threat is a long-term one and there will be other major attacks.
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By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's 7:45 in the morning and Zulfa Khalid, a student at Mugabe Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, is stuck at Tegeta bus terminal, sweating in the rising heat having waited more than two hours to get on a bus. Fifteen-year-old Khalid is among hundreds of thousands of students in Tanzania's largest city who suffer taunts and abuse at the hands of conductors on crowded buses, popularly known as dala dala, because they pay a reduced fare.
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