blog roll
our featured bloggers
What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 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 | 12 12 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 | 16 16 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 | 20 20 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 | 73 73 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 | 107 107 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 | 117 117 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 | 176 176 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 | 227 227 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 | 242 242 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...

more blogs

arts and entertainmemt
Bilingual book aims to help young dancers
Anabella Lenzu puts 25 years of experience in book
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 19
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kew Gardens chef opens new sushi restaurant in Harlem
Three months ago, Kew Gardens resident and longtime Queens resident Tomoyuki Hayashi opened up his very first restaurant, Yuzu, on West 128th Street and Lenox Avenue. Although Central Harlem is a l...
Aug 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Meet the new face of Queens’ jazz scene
The Queens musician recently released her album Saints and Poets, which rose to #3 on the iTunes Jazz Albums chart.
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘Cop Car’ sparkles with Bacon, young talent
This indie flick surrounding the theft of a cop car by two 10-year-olds will have you squeamish yet bursting with laughter.
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 12
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens.
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
AAIFF delivers eclectic indie films to Queens crowds
The Asian American International Film Festival began screening at Flushing Town Hall.
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Boroughs of the Dead tour uncovers dark history of Astoria
If Halloween is your favorite day of the year, or you simply can’t get enough of vampires and ghosts, you may be interested to know that Astoria is home to some spooky tales of its own.
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 6
Entertainment events in Brooklyn and Queens
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
37th annual powwow takes off at Queens farm
Over 40 Native American tribes donned traditional clothing and participated in dance competitions all weekend long.
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 29
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens from July 30 to August 5.
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The New York Pops to perform in new Forest Hills home
Fans of all ages can soon catch The New York Pops, the largest pops orchestra in the country, at their new summer home at Forest Hills Stadium.
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Traditional Ecuadorian dance, music honored
The Ayazamana Ecuadorian Cultural Center held its sixth annual performance on Saturday at the Frank Sinatra School of Arts, featuring musical performances and brilliant costumes that represents the...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
5 ice cream joints to try this summer
Cool off from the heat wave with delicious ice cream around Brooklyn & Queens.
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 22
Events happening from July 22 to July 31.
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

An illustration picture shows the log-on icon for the Website Twitter on an Ipad in BordeauxTwitter Inc reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend. The stalled growth in the average number of active monthly users came despite a series of changes to make Twitter easier and more engaging. While the company said it is taking additional steps - including launching changes to the timeline of tweets earlier Wednesday - it told investors not to expect immediate results.


2016-02-10 23:53:38 -0500

FBI agents man the entry to the Burns Municipal Airport in Burns, OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said no shots have been fired and that negotiations to end the standoff without violence were continuing as the FBI escalated pressure on the protesters refusing to leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in remote eastern Oregon. It was not immediately clear how much further law enforcement officers would go in the latest confrontation, which the FBI said began after one of the protesters was seen riding an all-terrain vehicle outside the encampment.


2016-02-10 23:46:19 -0500

Three SUV proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off.


2016-02-10 23:43:57 -0500