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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 | 36 36 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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arts and entertainmemt
Queens County Farm Museum welcomes spring
Queens County Farm Museum welcomed its spring season on Sunday, May 3, with a number of seasonal festivities that entertained families all day long. 
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 7
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Titan ends season with all-female ‘Othello’
After a strong couple of weeks at Queens Theatre, Titan Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s “Othello” will come to an end this weekend. What makes this rendition particularly special is t...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sherman Ewing performs secret show, reveals new EP details
Recently, Sherman Ewing gave the gift of music to late-night music lovers. The veteran folk-rock artist performed a “secret” midnight show to a crowd of 175 people at The Rock Shop in Gowanus.
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Animal Years on the rise, will play The Gramercy Theatre
In 2013, Brooklyn-based Animal Years released their EP “Sun Will Rise.” Since then, the Americana influenced roots-rock band has been on a cross-country adventure.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 29
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Empty East New York lot given 'ReNew-ed' life
Local artists and vendors fill vacant shipping containers
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dulcinea Dewtah brings Detroit ghettotech to Brooklyn
Dulcinea Detwah is a trained dancer turned rapper. The artist, who originally comes from Detroit, found motivation to pursue hip hop after creating music for her dances. Fast forward to a few years...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills Stadium sets diverse summer season
Forest Hills Stadium is fiercely trying to bring music lovers from around the world into Queens this summer. The venue, which originally opened in 1923, will continue its promise of delivering ente...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 22
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Herman Wallace's solitary confinement is the focus of new BPL Exhibit
This week, the Brooklyn Public Library debuted the exhibit “The House that Herman Built.” The opening reception included a screening of the renowned 2013 film “Herman’s House.” The film explores Bl...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Heath continues to lead jazz scene at Flushing Town Hall
When the Queens Jazz Orchestra performs on Friday, April 17 at Flushing Town Hall, they will be led by NEA Master Jimmy Heath. Heath has been performing jazz music since the 1940s after he was reje...
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Entertainment Calendar - April 15
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Smorgasburg reopens for its fifth season
On April 4, Smorgasburg reopened for its fifth outdoor season with much fanfare. The food and beverage market is held at East River State Park in Williamsburg on Saturdays and Brooklyn Bridge Park ...
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Weekly Event Calendar - April 8
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By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's 7:45 in the morning and Zulfa Khalid, a student at Mugabe Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, is stuck at Tegeta bus terminal, sweating in the rising heat having waited more than two hours to get on a bus. Fifteen-year-old Khalid is among hundreds of thousands of students in Tanzania's largest city who suffer taunts and abuse at the hands of conductors on crowded buses, popularly known as dala dala, because they pay a reduced fare.
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Touadera and Dologuele face each other during a live television debate ahead of Sunday's second round election, in BanguiBy Joe Bavier BANGUI (Reuters) - Candidates for weekend elections in Central African Republic wrapped up campaigning on Friday with promises to put an end to years of religious and ethnic bloodshed in the impoverished nation. Voters will cast their ballots on Sunday in a presidential run-off between former prime ministers Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Faustin-Archange Touadera and vote in the re-run of a first round legislative poll which was cancelled over irregularities. Central African Republic has remained one of the world's most unstable nations since gaining independence from France more than five decades ago.


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UN peacekeepers from Burkina Faso patrol on election day in TimbuktuBy Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra BAMAKO (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal with mortars and machine guns on Friday, killing three peacekeepers and wounding 30, United Nations and separatist sources said. The attack is a fresh sign of instability in the desert region that is home to Islamist groups including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who have staged increasingly bold raids in recent months and have targeted the U.N. base several times. "At about 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) the MINUSMA base in Kidal was the target of a complex attack which, according to provisional figures, caused the death of three blue helmets and around 30 wounded," Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Mali representative of the U.N. secretary general, said in a statement.


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