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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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Artwork builds community ties
Thousands flock to the 17th Annual DUMBO Art Festival
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 250 250 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everybody Loves Richard
Q&A with Richard Romano about The Investigator and his search for the existence of Jesus Christ
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedy Legend Robert Klein Comes to Queens
The Queens Theatre is kicking off a comedy series, so it would stand to reason that their first comedian would be someone who loves it here - comedy legend Robert Klein. "If you love New York," Kle...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bushwick Hotel is more than just music
Local rock band discusses their art and making a name in the borough
Sep 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
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Songwriter starts a new band in Brooklyn
Baltimore native Mike McFadden discusses Animal Years
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn-based rocker Marco Argiro
New album touches on love, loss and the importance of family
Sep 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 257 257 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newcomer to the Brooklyn electronic music scene
A look into the life of producer & songwriter Robert Lux
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 282 282 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn blues band delivers their debut album
Q&A with rock duo about reforming as a two-piece
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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Journey Within: An exhibition of paintings by Yulia Kozlyansky
Yulia Kozlyansky began her painting career at five years old when she picked up a paintbrush in Minsk, Belarus. Thirty years later, she’s an accomplished artist with more than ten exhibitions under...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 285 285 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Lives records a new single
Brooklyn-based band discusses philosophy on new music and industry
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIC-based rap/rock group Pushmethod prepares for fall tour
Q&A with lead singer and rapper Tavis Eaton
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
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Von Shakes record new album with rock roots in mind
Q and A with members of the Irish rock and roll group about living in Brooklyn
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 267 267 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint-based Cold Blood Club heads to the studio
Q&A with front man Tom Stuart on the makings of a new rock group
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Alouette releases new album in Brooklyn
Q&A with gypsy jazz innovator about culture and music development
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 299 299 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens captured in photography
“Queens Surface” is a series of 40 photographs that capture the details of Queens life and the light and shapes of the borough by one of its residents. Flushing Library will host an exhibition of t...
Jul 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 290 290 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prison guards escort Asem Alfrhad before his trial in Aegean resort of Bodrum, Turkey, Thursday Feb. 11, 2016. Two alleged people-smugglers are on trial accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people. The image of the boy — his lifeless body lying face down on a beach in Bodrum — galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis, graphically illustrating the magnitude of the suffering and the treacherous journeys the migrants risk. (DHA via AP ) TURKEY OUTBODRUM, Turkey (AP) — Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi — whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis — and four other people.


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In this Wednesday, February 2, 2016 Imam Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, poses on the Old-Port, in Marseille, southern France. A gay imam from Algeria is working with an LGBT association in Marseille to counsel and protect young gay Muslims who make their way to the ancient port city. The Le Refuge group says it has helped 26 gays find shelter and start a new life in Marseille last year. Some eventually go back to their families. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Growing up in Algeria, Shaira had almost everything a young man could wish for. But he also had a big secret.


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A general view of a Counter-ISIL Coalition Ministerial meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter expects Thursday’s three-hour gathering of defense ministers from more than two dozen countries to endorse a new U.S. plan for prosecuting the war. The ministers were expected to issue a joint statement at the conclusion of their meeting at NATO headquarters. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce "tangible gains" in Iraq and Syria by March, even as he urged coalition partners to expand and deepen their military contributions.


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