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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 | 230 230 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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Rocco & Lizzie on offbeat music, Queens renaissance
Rocco and Lizzie want you to experience music that you’ve never heard before. The band, who began performing together last May, pride themselves on music that is an amalgamation of varied sounds an...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christian Finnegan Explores Comedic NYC Tales
Christian Finnegan explores tale and experiences of living in New York City for the past 24 years.
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 Easter events to attend this weekend
Easter, which falls on Sunday, April 5, is right around the corner! This weekend, get hopping around Queens and Brooklyn as both boroughs are offering a number of family-friendly egg hunts that are...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 1
Weekly entertainment events in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Rapper Breeze Gets Redemption Through Music
For rapper Breeze, redemption has been the biggest key to the success of his career.
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Mar. 26
Events happening in Queens this week.
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katha Cato Talks 5th Annual QWFF, YFP
I spoke with Katha Cato, the executive director of QWFF, about the process of preparing for a film festival with her husband, Artistic Director Don Cato. We also discussed the trends in films scree...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don Capria debuts “Eulogy” at QWFF
Among the films featured at Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) is Don Capria’s dark and emotional piece, “Eulogy.”
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Singer Kat Quinn dishes about new projects and experiences
In the past few weeks, singer-songwriter Kat Quinn has been on a roller coaster ride. Not literally, of course, but the Astoria songstress has released two music videos and also took a once in a li...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Mar. 18
Art, music, dance, film and family-friendly events
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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10 St. Patrick’s Day events to attend
It’s time to bring out your green t-shirts, beads, shamrock headbands and face paint. St. Patrick’s Day might be on March 17, but there are plenty of celebrations taking place around the city befor...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sophie Kempner debuts Astoria-based fashion label
Sophie Kempner has always had a passion for fashion, and moving to Astoria helped turned her dreams of opening her own label into a reality.
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar
Events between March 5 and March 11.
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria’s Blake Rice to headline upcoming comedy shows
Astoria’s new resident is set to make comedic waves
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Immigrant women share their voices through NYWIFT film series
Series documents their experience of living and working in NYC
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter addresses the media at NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 11, 2016Pentagon chief Ashton Carter convened the Brussels summit to persuade partner nations to contribute more to the campaign against the extremists, who despite 18 months of air strikes remain firmly in control of large parts of Iraq and Syria and have a growing foothold in Libya. Further complicating the situation is Russia's own air campaign in Syria, which Moscow insists is also targeting IS, but which the West says is in fact aimed at rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. "The fight to defeat ISIL should matter to all of us, and each contribution matters to this fight," Carter said as he opened the meeting, using an alternative acronym for the IS group.


2016-02-11 10:40:02 -0500
By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Aleppo's return to full Syrian government control could give Russia an opportunity to scale back or suspend its air strikes, but Moscow is keeping its options open, experts close to the Kremlin and the defense ministry told Reuters. Russia's aim, which it believes it is close to achieving, is to decisively alter the balance of power so that the Syrian government, the Kremlin's closest Middle East ally, holds a strong set of cards if and when it negotiates with its enemies. The past two weeks have seen one of the biggest advances of the five year civil war by Syrian government forces, backed since the autumn by Moscow's military intervention.
2016-02-11 10:39:19 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons.
2016-02-11 10:38:59 -0500