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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 | 229 229 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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It takes a village to go organic: Organic Village
As of late many health food stores have popped up around the city. It is almost as if someone has finally lit a flame beneath the bulk of America. Or perhaps turned the flame off - like at Queens’ ...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Crossroads Trading
Having a fashion crisis this season? Never fear, Crossroads Trading Co. has landed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to save the fashion weary, drab and dreary. Founded in Berkley, California, Crossroads i...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret superhero? No Problemo Amigo!
No Problemo Amigo is a hit
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Sparcling” jewelry: Greenpoint jewelry maker crafts exquisite handmade pieces
Susan Lieberman has only been living in Greenpoint for two years now, but already she’s known at the Artists and Fleas market in Williamsburg, around the neighborhood and even throughout the countr...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yoga to the kids
Greenpoint's Usha Veda Yoga offers program for kids
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wanka Restaurant falls short of its Peruvian roots
There is a plentiful amount of restaurants along Grand Avenue. But if you’re in the mood for, say, Peruvian, there is Wanka Restaurant, located at 71-04 Grand Avenue in Maspeth. When you walk in, i...
May 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shortstack gives local church makeover
The girls at Shortstack do their part to give back
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupcakes baked with a Brooklyn edge
Brooklyn Cupcake comes to East Williamsburg
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spice up your day at Masala Indian Restaurant
So it’s that day again, the day you don’t want to cook but you wouldn’t mind going out for a bite. So where do you go? Do you revert back to the normal fall backs of Italian or Chinese food, or do ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get natural relief during allergy season
Itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and congestion — these are just some of the symptoms that millions of people have to deal with every day, all from allergens being inhaled through the nasal passages....
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot boutiques to check this spring
These Greenpoint spots are carrying the latest spring trends
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenny Vance brings Doo-Wop back to Queens
The Queens native brings his music back home for a performance at Queens College
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wakamatsu serves up sushi in Maspeth
Ever get that craving for Japanese food? Whether it be sushi or perhaps a cooked Japanese dish there are a few great restaurants in Queens. If you find yourself in Maspeth take a trip over to Wakam...
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pin up art of Paige Pumphery
Greenpoint-based illustrator is “wonder woman” in her craft
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Housing Works!
Housing Works, the HIV/AIDS organization helping infected New Yorkers live sustainable, productive, lives has blossomed a brand new thrift store at 266 5th Avenue at Garfield in Park Slope. What a ...
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Russian mediators are helping the Syrian government to broker deals with rebels seeking to lay down their weapons or to relocate to insurgent strongholds, as Moscow plays a role underwriting local truces with besieged opposition fighters.  National reconciliation minister Ali Haidar also said escalating military pressure was forcing more rebels to seek out deals that have resulted in some moving from areas of Damascus and Homs to insurgent strongholds in Idlib and Raqqa. Haidar's comments in an interview with Reuters reflect the dramatic shift in momentum in the Syrian war since Russia began air strikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad on Sept. 30.       As the United States struggles to advance diplomacy toward securing a wider ceasefire, so-called local reconciliation agreements represent the government's preferred tool for making peace on its terms from a position of strength, area by area.
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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 OUTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two alleged people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi — who put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis — and four other people.


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South Africa's President Zuma attends the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis AbabaBy Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched outside South Africa's parliament on Thursday hours before an annual state-of-the-nation speech by President Jacob Zuma, whom they accuse of corruption and mismanaging the country's flagging economy. Zuma's speech, scheduled to be televised nationally at 1700 GMT, comes amid growing criticism over a taxpayer-funded 250 million (then $23 million) upgrade to his private home and years of weak economic growth in Africa's most industrialised country. Investors also want to know why Zuma fired two finance ministers in one week this December.


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