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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 | 16 16 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 | 18 18 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 | 21 21 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 | 26 26 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 | 79 79 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 | 113 113 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 | 123 123 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 | 183 183 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 | 233 233 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 | 248 248 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 (5/30/11-6/5/11)
Monday, May 30 Rami Jabani was arrested at 1666 George Street for criminal mischief by Officer Pellot. Wail Abdel was arrested at 78-72 82nd Street for assault by Officer Nappi. Julio Colon was arr...
Jun 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth has something to celebrate
Celebration Café opens
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/23/11-5/29/11)
Monday, May 23 Luis Gomez was arrested at the intersection of Decatur Street and Cypress Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Skovezewski. Stanislzw Glazny was arrested at the inter...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patriotism on full display at Memorial Day parade
Photos:Michael O'Kane Patriotism, sun and smiles were all on display at the Maspeth Memorial Day parade. The parade began at 72nd Street and Grand Avenue and marched several blocks to Maspeth Memor...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martial Arts expert gets kick out of teaching
What started out as a hobby in martial arts and jiu-jitsu fighting turned into a career for black belt Carmine Zocchi. He gave up fighting professionally to become a trainer, and now owns his own j...
May 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth street changes stir debate
Rez have mixed feelings on plan
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Msgr. McClancy H.S. will go co-ed next year
School plans a 25% enrollment increase over four years
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/16/11-5/22/11)
Monday, May 16 Richard Candeloro was arrested at 67-05 Myrtle Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Bianchini. Victor Ramirez was arrested at 703 Fairview Avenue for criminal contempt by Offic...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small biz block board vote on Maspeth street change
Say “normalization” of five-leg intersection would kill business
May 17, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two to be honored at annual parade
Two Purple Heart Medal recipients, Arigo Fruner and Robert M. Reilly, will be recognized on Sunday, May 29, at a ceremony after the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The 2 p.m. ceremony will take place ...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/10/11-5/15/11
Monday, May 10 Anthony Rattoballi was arrested at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and Cypress Hills Street for making graffiti by Officer Dambinskas. Serrad Krcio was arrested at the intersection...
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2011 grand marshals revealed
Virginia and Andrew Frazier have been named the grand marshals of the 2011 Maspeth Memorial Day Parade, which will take place on Sunday, May 29. Andrew is a WWII veteran and was part of the U.S. Mi...
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Elmhurst Park gets thumb's up
Parents, kids flock to new open space
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MidVille rail operation could be moved to cut noise
Deal being finalized to relocate transfer site
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104th Precinct Police blotter (5/2/11-5/8/11)
Monday, May 2 Carlos Borja was arrested at 46-25 Metropolitan Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer McCarren. Mariusz Sulowski was arrested at 1913 Bleecker Street for criminal contempt b...
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U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in WashingtonBy Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods. Fed chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers this week she was studying ways to "be prepared" in the event the current slide in world stock markets, concern about financial sector stress, and slowing economic growth all translate into a recession or another financial crisis.


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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders listens at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in MilwaukeeBy John Whitesides MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans. As the Democratic race moves to states with large minority populations, both candidates openly courted black and Hispanic votes during a debate that was far more restrained and cordial than last week's contentious debate in New Hampshire. In the sharpest exchange of the night, Clinton attacked Sanders for being too critical of Obama, who is extremely popular with the black voters who will play a big role in the outcome in South Carolina and other upcoming nominating contests.


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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1998, file time exposure photo, a meteor streaks through the sky over Joshua trees and rocks at Joshua Tree National Monument in Southern California's Mojave Desert. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect what is now Joshua Tree National Park to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. Obama, in California this week for a fund-raising swing, plan to make the announcement Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.


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