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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and CEO of Twitter, speaks during an interview with CNBC following the IPO for Square Inc., on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeSince returning to Twitter Inc in July, Chief Executive, Jack Dorsey has made a handful of dramatic changes to the micro-blogging service - and promised more. Analysts say Twitter's stock price, which has reached record lows, is unlikely to rise until the company shows significant user growth. In a letter to shareholders released Wednesday, when Twitter reported its fourth-quarter earnings [nL3N15P3AO], Dorsey outlined for the first time his strategy for the company's future.


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File photo of police taking a mugshot of a protester who was detained in Ferguson, MissouriBy Sue Britt and Julia Edwards FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to force the city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities. The St. Louis suburb, a symbol of problems with policing and race in the United States, earlier on Wednesday said it wanted to change an agreement it had negotiated with the federal government due to the costs involved. "The residents of Ferguson have waited nearly a year for their city to adopt an agreement that would protect their rights and keep them safe," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference.


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Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, left, and his wife, Carol leave U.S. Court House building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Baca signed a plea agreement that said he ordered deputies to intimidate an FBI agent and "do everything but put handcuffs on her." Baca later lied to federal prosecutors and the FBI that he wasn't privy to discussions about trying to derail the investigation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that tarnished his long career and appeared to trigger his abrupt retirement.


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