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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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Judge puts brakes on Willets West
Agrees with plaintiffs that parking lot is technically parkland
Jul 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Lifeline for Parents and their Children
Tendercare Human Services provides care to adults and children with Autism, PDD and other developmental disabilities.
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relayers made the best of a rainy day
Despite the rain that soaked the grass and track of Middle Village’s Brennan Field, over 400 people attended Relay for Life of Middle Village and raised over $170,000 to honor those whose lives are...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens community celebrates same-sex marriage
It’s not about gay or straight marriage, it’s about finally having marriage equality for all. That was the message across the city, as the LGBTQ community celebrated the Supreme Court's decision th...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/22/15-6/28/15)
Monday, June 22 Yarmesha Pena was arrested at 1621 Cornelia Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Clark. Nicholas S. Thomatos was arrested at 60-05 Eliot Avenue for third-degree assa...
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Go Smart NYC to promote sustainable transportation
City will test program in four Queens neighborhoods
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Kiwanis Club announces 2015 scholarship winners
Kiwanis Club of Maspeth members, students and their parents came together last week to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the club's 2015 scholarship winners. The recipients of the 2015 aw...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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DEP to allow option for field at Newtown Creek aeration site
Major reversal for agency, which fought idea for months
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fully Invested
Financial Planner, Vincent Renda, builds strong financial strategies for you and your family
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/15/15-6/21/15)
Monday, June 15 Edward Brower was arrested at 82-59 88th Place for criminal trespassing by Officer Sciame. Karen Ellison was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Malik...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council calls for release of convicted terrorist
Son of Lopez Rivera victim blasts members who supported it
Jun 17, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale Personal Trainer is Changing The Game
Personal Trainer Jasiyah Bey of TFW Glendale helps clients build muscle, burn fat and feel good.
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth venue finally gets liquor license
SLA okays Knockdown Center application, with provisions
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Port authority announces airport noise study
Recommendations expected by 2018
Jun 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/9/15-6/14/14)
Tuesday, June 9 Kenneth Cabrera was arrested at Metropolitan Avenue and 69th Street for robbery by Officer Cappellano. Kyle Ingino was arrested at Metropolitan Avenue and 69th Street for robbery by...
Jun 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev waits on the podium at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):


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John Kerry meets British Prime Minister David Cameron at Cameron's 10 Downing Street office in London on March 14, 2014The United States strongly backs Britain staying in the European Union as it gears up for a referendum on its membership, US Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Germany on Saturday. "Obviously, the United States has a profound interest in your success, as we do in a very strong UK staying in a strong EU," Kerry said at the Munich Security Conference. The British government is engaged in an intensive round of high-stakes diplomacy aimed at renegotiating the terms of Britain's EU membership before holding an in-out referendum.


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Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the Munich Security Conference on February 13, 2016The world has plunged into a "new Cold War", the Russian premier said Saturday, as East-West tensions over Syria and Ukraine dominated a gathering of world leaders in Germany. US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Munich Security Conference that Russia must stop targeting moderate rebels in Syria and pull its troops out of Ukraine. "To date, the vast majority of Russia's attacks (in Syria) have been against legitimate opposition groups," Kerry told the audience.


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