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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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arts and entertainmemt
Nadia Kazmi unveils raw, intimate folk rock music
Brooklyn-based Canadian singer-songwriter Nadia Kazmi has taken New York City by storm. Watch her perform her latest EP ‘LAMB’ in October.
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 24 - Oct. 1
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Piece tackles natural disasters at Knockdown Center
In their performance, thingNY explores the various reactions of an urban community who are affected by a weather disaster in different ways.
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, life and art in ‘Cutie and the Boxer’
The film will air on Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. on PBS's POV.
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 17-24
Weekly entertainment events happening in Queens and Brooklyn
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Maspeth producer reveals Halloween short film
Writer, producer and director Carl Paolino recently screened his short film 'The Halloween Pranksta' for his fellow Maspeth locals at Maspeth Federal Savings.
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greekalicious cooks up healthy lifestyle
Real Greek cuisine said to improve health and happiness
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 10
Weekly entertainment events happening Brooklyn and Queens
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The US Open draws pop stars too
Up-and-comers gather on the court for AAKD
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 events to attend this Labor Day weekend
If you’re just not ready to give up white pants, outdoor parties and sweet summer memories, check out these five activities taking place this weekend.
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 2
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Chris Riffle brings artsy mellowcore to NY
West coast upbringing, East coast living inspires new album
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five comedy shows inspired by Brooklyn Comedy Festival
New York City has it’s fair share of comedy clubs and shows. While most of them are in Manhattan, did you know that there are countless shows in Brooklyn and Queens?
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 25
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Mini craftsmen festival features 19th century crafts
The King Manor Museum in Jamaica demonstrated 19th century arts & craft trades for the community.
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national news

A model walks the runway wearing a creation by Saint Laurent Paris at the Palladium in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren't just for women anymore.


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A British Gas sign is seen outside its offices in Staines in southern EnglandBy Oleg Vukmanovic and Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - British Gas and EDF Energy , two of Britain's largest household energy suppliers, bowed to pressure from regulators and rivals by cutting domestic gas prices on Thursday. A 57-percent drop in wholesale gas prices since this time last year has put pressure on Britain's Big Six energy suppliers to pass on cost savings to retail customers. "Seeing all of the big suppliers mirror each other with small cuts in the face of falling wholesale prices will raise questions in many people's minds about whether competition is working in this market," Richard Lloyd, executive director at consumer group Which?


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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at a news conference during a NATO Defence Ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in BrusselsBy Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States is pressing allies on Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to start talks on Thursday afternoon in Brussels with more than two dozen defense ministers, including from key ally Saudi Arabia, which has held out the possibility of sending special forces into Syria.


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