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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 229 229 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 | 245 245 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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Butterflies of Bill Baker World Premiere
Brooklyn born actress Debra Messing was in attendance Saturday night to celebrate the premiere of the film Butterflies of Bill Baker . Messing was joined by VH1 Gossip Table personality Delaina Dix...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is NYC's latest food craze worth the trouble?
A report on the much-hyped – and elusive - Cronut
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 333 333 recommendations | email to a friend
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The forgotten life & times of John Mulvany
Researcher thinks lost artwork could be in N. Brooklyn
Jun 27, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
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Station House offers something different in Forest Hills
Forest Hills is changing, and the new Forest Hills Station House is finding a solid foothold among the shifting demographics. The Station House, located at 106-11 71st Ave., is what many of the nei...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park Slope's Whale Belly talks music, new album
While the Park Slop-based band Whale Belly is in the studio putting the final touches on the follow up to the 2010 debut album, “…the smile at the End of the Slope,” the group is out playing live s...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 386 386 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Eats food show makes rebranded return
Brooklyn’s very first food trade show is just a week away. “Brooklyn Eats,” the popular food-tasting showcase, is being rebranded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with a new logo and website. Th...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 351 351 recommendations | email to a friend
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Final weekend for the Big Apple Circus
Come one, come all before Lengendarium leaves Queens
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 412 412 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
On Sunday afternoon, June 2nd, the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra held a concert at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, filling the “Crystal Room” at 106-06 Queens Blvd. with around 100 guests or more...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 378 378 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn’s Avidya and the Kleshas release first album
Q&A with lead singer and songwriter Stephanie Carlin
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 339 339 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedian Liam McEneaney Himself
Queens comedian releases a new concert DVD and prepares for first live taping at Union Hall in Brooklyn
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 331 331 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Patience Stone
An abusive world told through the eyes of the abused
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 313 313 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shake The Baron
A Connecticut rock band develops in the Brooklyn music scene
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 303 303 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills gets jazzed up
Jimmy Heath performs at Church-in-the-Gardens for a special Mother’s Day weekend performance
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 293 293 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with The Jolles Duo
Last Sunday, in honor of Spanish influenced music and as a special celebration for Cinco de Mayo, the Day of the Dead, The Jolles Duo gave a special harp and violin performance at the Church-in-the...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
“Lord of the Flies” meets “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in this family friendly musical production with an all-children cast. On the weekend of May 18 and 19, The Garden Players, an after-school drama ...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 261 261 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prison guards escort Asem Alfrhad before his trial in Aegean resort of Bodrum, Turkey, Thursday Feb. 11, 2016. Two alleged people-smugglers are on trial accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people. The image of the boy — his lifeless body lying face down on a beach in Bodrum — galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis, graphically illustrating the magnitude of the suffering and the treacherous journeys the migrants risk. (DHA via AP ) TURKEY OUTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two alleged people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi — who put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis — and four other people.


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South Africa's President Zuma attends the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis AbabaBy Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched outside South Africa's parliament on Thursday hours before an annual state-of-the-nation speech by President Jacob Zuma, whom they accuse of corruption and mismanaging the country's flagging economy. Zuma's speech, scheduled to be televised nationally at 1700 GMT, comes amid growing criticism over a taxpayer-funded 250 million (then $23 million) upgrade to his private home and years of weak economic growth in Africa's most industrialised country. Investors also want to know why Zuma fired two finance ministers in one week this December.


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(Reuters) - The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery in Uganda nearly 70 years ago: 1947 - Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest isolate the virus in samples taken from a rhesus monkey 1948 - Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in the Zika forest 1952 - First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania 1954 - Virus found in young girl in Nigeria 1960s-1980s - Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys in band of countries stretching across equatorial Africa 1969–1983 - Zika is found in equatorial Asia, including ...
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