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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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
Q&A with Brooklyn rock band The LoveHowl
Amy Sheehan first came to New York City from Rhode Island in 2004 to study theater at NYU, however year after year of pursuing a career in acting, she decided to reconnect with her musical roots an...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baker turns passion into a profession with cheesecake balls
For New Hyde Park resident Pat Pilla, baking has always been her passion, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that she pursued it professionally and started Cheebonnet. She set out to make a delici...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louis Armstrong Museum prepares for new facility
In 2013, the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona reached a decade of celebrating the legendary jazz musician's career and life in Queens. To further enhance the legacy of Armstrong, the museum i...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn band WORKOUT
In Brooklyn, the sounds of rock and roll in its purest form is often lost in the over-saturation of synthesized and electronic beats and club music in night clubs and concert venues. Jack Killen, o...
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
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Close to “home”: Queens Singer-Songwriter T.J. Fox
Faithful readers of our papers may have first heard the name TJ Fox within our sports pages a few years back. The Glendale native was once one of the aces of the Monsignor McClancy pitching staff. ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn singer/songwriter Aisha Eustache
Oklahoma City native Aisha Eustache moved to NYC chasing the lights of Broadway. After finding success playing a major role the Broadway National tour of Aida from 2000 to 2004, Eustache later left...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn rapper Silent Knight about new band
Brooklyn-born rapper Jason Fraticelli, better known by his stage name Silent Knight, joined The Band Called Fuse as their lead M.C. a little over a year ago, and ever since he has helped grow and d...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC-based reggae band releases debut LP
Q&A with InDaze about the band and philosophy on Brooklyn music culture
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Arleigh Kincheloe is the front-woman for eight-piece band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, a dream she has worked for since childhood. In 2012, the band’s trajectory was thrown into high gear a...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIC singer/songwriter Shelly Bhushan
Q&A with Queens artist about her road to independence
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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The road to recording in Williamsburg
Q and A with Excello co-owner Hugh Pool
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 213 213 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Capps releases her first full-length album
Q&A with a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
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Singer-songwriter Hillary Barleaux releases her first album
Hillary Barleaux grew up in the small town of Walton in Delaware County. Both of her parents were writers, her father at GQ Magazine and her mother a stay-at-home mom and freelancer for numerous ma...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erin Barra and…
Brooklyn-based electronic artist reaches out to the youth
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 254 254 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn-based Butcher Knives
The makings of an eclectic punk band
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

A banner greeting Pope Francis is displayed in the Basilica de Guadalupe complex where he is due to hold a mass in Mexico City on February 10, 2016Pope Francis headed to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration. The Argentinian pontiff took off from Rome's Fiumicino airport shortly before 8:00am (0700 GMT) en route to Havana, where he is to spend around two hours in private conversation with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill at Havana's Jose Marti airport. It will be the first meeting between the leaders of Christianity's two biggest churches since a 1054 schism that helped to shape modern Europe and the Middle East.


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For all 2015, the 19-nation eurozone expanded 1.5 percent, the Eurostat statistics agency saidBrussels (AFP) - The eurozone economy grew 0.3 percent in the last three months of 2015, unchanged from the previous quarter and in line with analyst forecasts, official data showed Friday.


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FILE - In this April 6, 2013, file photo, Joshua trees display unusually abundant booms in the Cima Dome area of the Mojave National Preserve. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect this preserve to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. Obama, in California this week for a fund-raising swing, plan to make the announcement Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 (David DanelskiThe Press-Enterprise via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.


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