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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?
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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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$14 million going to Queens libraries
Katz allocates funds for renovations, security cameras
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonprofit paints colorful mural outside police precinct
NYPD hopes art deters future graffiti in the community
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Brush with Kindness brightens Selfhelp senior center
Habitat for Humanity of New York City joined by with corporate partner Delta to brighten the days of Maspeth senior citizens at their home away from home. Selected by Habitat for Humanity in late J...
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At Fort Totten, elected officials call for increased security
Base director says public park makes security 'complex'
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Governor unveils plan to completely rebuild LGA
Beep urges PA to take into account noise issues
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Mayor announces Queens Boulevard redesign
Hopes $101M project helps shake 'Boulevard of Death' nickname
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Temporary reprieve for Uber
Hundreds flock to company's job fair in LIC
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Girl Scouts design apps to improve the world
Groups of three work together on environmental, social issues
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/13/15-7/19/15)
Monday, July 13 Leslow Maciag was arrested at 56-10 Nurge Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Quintanitla. Zsuzsanna Sipos was arrested at 60TH Street and Metropolitan Avenue for aggravated ...
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Audit finds finances of former library executives don’t check out
Also calls into question conduct of current interim library head
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NYPD presents massive overhaul of police department
Program piloted in the Rockaways since May
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/6/15-7/13/15)
Monday, July 6 David Trucchio was arrested at 62-14 68th Avenue for endangering the welfare of a child by Officer Shoy Ray Muniz was arrested at 56-51 Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Detective M...
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Queens shelter to lose sex offenders
Community concerns since it was converted from family shelter
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Pols urge comptroller to reject homeless shelter for second time
Call for Assembly to pass bill requiring community input
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/29/15-7/5/15)
Monday, June 29 Darren Roach was arrested at Onderdonk and Myrtle avenues for criminal obstruction of breathing by Officer Pineda. Tuesday, June 30 Brandon Watson was arrested at 62-16 Metropolitan...
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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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