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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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Poetry and art converge at the Queens Museum of Art
What do you get when you mix art and poetry? An intriguing concoction that manifests itself in the form of the Poets in the Galleries Series at the Queens Museum of Art. In its third edition, the s...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimi Hendrix still steals show with new reissues on CD, DVD
Over 40 years since his passing, guitarist Jimi Hendrix still casts a long shadow, and this is an especially exciting year for his fans. Devotees of the “Master of the Stratocaster” will be treated...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Cosmic Voodoo Circus” pitches its tent in Long Island City
A sound wave of traditional spiritual songs from Brazil’s Afro religion washes over you as you step into the transitional and transcendent experience of Sanford Biggers’ “Cosmic Voodoo Circus” exhi...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Using scent, sight and sound to stimulate holiday spirits
(ARA Content) - From baking cookies with loved ones to caroling through the neighborhood or celebrating with family and friends, fond memories of holiday traditions abound. Each year, scents, sight...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating “Brooklyn’s Next Great Park” - a documentary
What’s green, with a diverse tree palette? It’s a place where you can relax by the waterfront, watch boats go by, and get a million dollar view of the city’s skyline; go kayaking, bike riding and p...
Nov 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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A jam-packed season at Queens Theatre
If you thought Queens was off the map when it comes to entertainment, and if you never gave a second thought about Queens when it came to matters of theatre — then you’re mistaken because the Queen...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technology gifts for the whole family
(ARA Content) - Buying holiday gifts can be a fun and easy experience when you go to the right place, and there is a certain joy that you get when you see someone opening a gift they’ve been waitin...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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ElectriCity: an exhibition for all to enjoy
Uses New York’s rails to explain transit science to visitors
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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“A Hard Wall at High Speed” hits home
As the world transformed after 9/11, so did many peoples’ lives. Many were of course, worried for their safety, many had to deal with losing a loved one, and others had to deal with the loss of the...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Words Hit Hard as a Fist
John Carmichael, 13, Texas. Tiffany Maxwell, 16, Pennsylvania. Lance Lundsten, 18, Minnesota. Seth Walsh, 13, California. These are just five of the 4,400 teenagers who have committed suicide in th...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winterize your wardrobe without the bulk
It’s getting cold out again. Time to store away your summer frocks and bring out your favorite scarves, boots and layers. Women want to stay fashionable in the cooler seasons but they don’t want to...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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A royal kind of independent film
“To Be King” displays knock-out resilience & attitude
Nov 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grave Halloween events in Queens and Brooklyn that might scare you but won’t scare your wallet
A list of events, parades & haunted happenings in Queens and Brooklyn on what is the most outrageous holiday
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooktacular Halloween on the cheap
(ARA) - Halloween decorations and costumes are meant to be frightfully fun, but the price tag for pulling together the big night doesn’t have to be scary. Here are three fun and unexpected ways to ...
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall forward with these new season fashions
Add more style with polka dots, native-inspired pieces, the classic trench coat
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday the U.S. financial system is well-positioned to weather headwinds and the fall in stock prices may have put the nation's asset markets on a healthier path. In its semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress, the Fed said financial vulnerabilities in the United States have continued to moderate since mid-2015, in part due to regulations introduced since the financial crisis. "Regulatory capital and liquidity ratios at large banking firms are at historically high levels, and the use of short-term wholesale funding remains low," the Fed said in the report, which was prepared to coincide with chair Janet Yellen's appearance before lawmakers.
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This Jan. 30, 2016 photo provided by The Nature Conservancy shows a rare weather event that caused the spontaneous snowballs at The Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve and surrounding fields near the tiny town of Picabo, Idaho. The National Weather Service says snow rollers are caused by an unusual combination of snowfall around a couple inches with the right water density and temperatures near freezing followed by strong winds. (Sunny Healey/The Nature Conservancy via AP)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks.


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U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie shakes hands with a supporter at his primary election night party Nashua, New HampshireBy Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election. A senior aide confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday that Christie would pull out, a day after the combative Republican's sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary raised doubts about his viability as a candidate. Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, said in a Facebook post on Wednesday she would suspend her campaign.


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