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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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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 | 237 237 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 | 252 252 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/6/15-4/12/15)
Monday, Apr. 6 Nagi Algohaim was arrested at 54-00 Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Scrimetti. Aneudys Polaico was arrested at 1721 Putnam Avenue for criminal contempt by Detective Matat....
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jack Friedman, executive director of the Queens Chamber, passes away
Jack Friedman, who served as executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce since 2007, passed away on Thursday. The cause of death is unknown, but Friedman, 55, reportedly suffered from diab...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ribbon cut on a new era in LeFrak City
Renovated courtyard has basketball and tennis courts
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/30/15-4/5/15)
Monday, Mar. 30 Leonel Martinez was arrested for driving with a suspended license at the intersection of Putnam and Wyckoff avenues by Officer Frevola. Jorge Chora was arrested for sexual misconduc...
Apr 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weird Loners, a show based in Ridgewood, premieres on Fox
Pilot has some laughs and fun ideas, but is a bit predictable
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taste of LIC names 10 honorees to mark 10th year
With Long Island City’s 10th Annual Taste of LIC food festival fast approaching, founder Sheila Lewandowski decided she wanted to honor the people who had helped transform the event from a tiny aff...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (3/23/15-3/29/15)
Monday, Mar. 23 DeLeny Brito was arrested at 60-31 78th Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Martinez. Gustavo Diaz was arrested at 71-02 72nd Place for possession of burglary tools by Officer S...
Mar 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beep reviews Newtown Creek aeration plans
Issue of community access discussed at land use hearing
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Blotter Precinct Police Blotter (3/9/15-3/22/15)
Monday, Mar. 9 David Leonard was arrested at 64-41 Central Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Mays. Konrad Nandor was arrested at Eliot Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for aggravated unlice...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools protest Cuomo’s controversial education plan
Take part in human chains, marches to protest proposal
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 votes in favor of Newtown aeration facility
Community Board 5 voted in favor of a proposed aeration facility at Newton Creek during last Wednesday’s board meeting, capping off one step in a years-long project that has been the subject of com...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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One suspect in custody from possible armed burglary
Commotion disrupts otherwise quiet morning in Maspeth
Mar 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prostitution busts in Maspeth, Ridgewood
Police busted multiple massage parlors in Maspeth and Ridgewood last week. The 104th Precinct announced seven prostitution-related arrests that stemmed from an undercover sting operation executed b...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner to be named chair of the Queens County GOP
In a party where compromise often lacking, a show of unity
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/2/15-3/8/15)
Monday, Mar. 2 Alyssa Avila was arrested at 52-63 70th Street for second-degree assault by Officer Gomez. Nicholas Rivera was arrested at the intersection of Saint Felix and Cooper avenues for driv...
Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is very keen to hold a new round of peace talks after big powers agreed on a "cessation of hostilities", a U.N. spokesman said on Friday, but plans to reconvene the negotiations were still "cloudy". De Mistura abruptly suspended a first round of talks on Feb. 3, saying there was more work to be done by the big powers sponsoring the talks between the Syrian sides, but he hoped to bring them back to the table in Geneva by Feb. 25. The big powers, led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, struck a deal in Munich early on Friday to start to bring an end to hostilities in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to a handful of besieged Syrian towns as a first step.
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Major and regional powers have pledged to help speed aid deliveries to besieged towns in Syria, but it is a very difficult and complicated process, the chairman of the working group said after its first meeting on Friday. The group, which includes Syria's allies Russia and Iran, had given "excellent feedback" and would meet again on Wednesday, Jan Egeland told reporters after a 3 hour meeting. "I sense now that all of the ISSG (International Syria Support Group) members want to get aid to the besieged areas and also the hard-to-reach areas," he said.
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pictured during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake the entire country but warned it could take a "long time," in an exclusive interview with AFP as international pressure grows for a ceasefire. Speaking at his office in Damascus, hours before a new ceasefire plan was announced early Friday by world powers in Munich, Assad said he backed peace talks but that negotiations do "not mean that we stop fighting terrorism". Regime forces backed by Russian air strikes have registered major advances in recent days, particularly in northern Aleppo province, where Assad said the army was seeking to sever the opposition's supply route from Turkey.


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