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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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 | 44 44 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 | 95 95 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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 | 246 246 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 | 263 263 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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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pictured on February 9, 2016 in Ankara, told German Chancellor Angela Merkel Turkey "will not permit the PYD to carry out aggressive acts"Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, despite growing pressure on Ankara to stop the shelling. In telephone talks, Davutoglu told Merkel that Turkey "will not permit the PYD to carry out aggressive acts. Turkish artillery struck at targets of the PYD and its People's Protection Units (YPG) militia on both days of the weekend, while insisting that it was returning fire under the rules of engagement.


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In this Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 photo, an Iraqi man takes a photo with his child ahead of Valentine's Day at Zawra Park in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad is plastered with Valentine hearts and roses, and Iraqis are enjoying a rare lull in violence but wondering how long it will last. Despite recent setbacks, the Islamic State group is still dug in west of Baghdad, and increasingly powerful Shiite militias patrol the streets. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad is plastered with Valentine hearts and roses, and newly engaged Nour and Ahmed are out and about, enjoying a rare lull in violence in the Iraqi capital but wondering how long it will last.


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack, a Texas television station reported on Sunday, citing a Texas judge.
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