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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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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 | 237 237 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 | 252 252 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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Queens plays host to Global Family Reunion
A.J. Jacobs hosted a 40-country family reunion wih the main event being at the New York Hall of Science
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 10
Events happening in Queens and Brooklyn this week.
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Travel Channel reveals “Birth of a Nation” at Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image
On Friday, Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” will feature the Museum of the Moving Image and one of the most racist propaganda films that the country has ever seen.
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria hosts 11th Annual Musical Saw Festival
The 2015 Musical Saw Festival returned to Astoria with more “cutthroat” performers than ever before. People of all ages gathered around to play and listen to the hardware instrument. 
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 3
Events happening Queens and Brooklyn.
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PS Broadway Makes Queens Debut at Astoria’s PS 17
Rosie’s Theater Kids, a musical theater organization spearheaded by Rosie O’Donnell, will soon be headed to Queens with their PS Broadway program. As a pilot project, the organization took a mini-r...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Age Swing with Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Joe Benjamin and a Mighty Handful wants a new generation to fall in love with meaningful swing music. But this isn’t the type of swing music that your grandparents listen to. The musical marriage o...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 27
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Brooklyn’s Shelly Flash competes on “MasterChef”
The Brooklyn home cook made it to the"MasterChef" top 40 contestants.
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vinyette quit day jobs for musical success
For the past six years, the Brooklyn-based indie band Vinyette has been working on becoming full fledged artists. Their sound is most similar to alternative grunge even though various songs on thei...
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 20
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Jarrod Spector gets “A Little Help From My Friends” in cabaret show
Soon music lovers will be able to listen to popular songs throughout the decades all in one show. In “A Little Help From My Friends,” Jarrod Spector hopes to explore the fraternity of high tenor ma...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DanceWorks NYC & post-grads redefine “dance recital”
DanceWorks New York City is bringing “So You Think You Could Dance” to Queens. The dance company, which is the city’s largest performance-based company for post-graduates, will bring a collection o...
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 13
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Astoria Bookshop celebrates first ever Independent Bookstore Day
On May 2, the nation celebrated the first ever Independent Bookstore Day. Astoria Bookshop, the only Queens indie store to participate, celebrated the day with much fanfare.
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy equipment set up by the occupiers as a roadblock remains on the road leading to the headquarters to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside BurnsBy Jimmy Urquhart BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - Police and federal agents searched a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence on Friday, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered to end a six-week armed standoff. Federal authorities said the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon would remain closed for several weeks as agents secured what is now considered a crime scene. After their surrender on Thursday, protesters told authorities they had left behind booby traps but did not say whether the trip wires and other devices would trigger explosions, a law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Reuters.


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A child navigates rubble and barbed wire in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The fighting around Syria's largest city of Aleppo has brought government forces closer to the Turkish border than at any point in recent years, routing rebels from key areas and creating a humanitarian disaster as tens of thousands of people flee. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):


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A Flint resident picks up a replacement water filter at a fire station in Flint, MichiganBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - State government officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to contaminated water in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed. The disclosure of the documents, among thousands of pages of emails and other material released, comes as Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder faces pressure to resign over his administration's handling of the Flint water crisis. Michigan's Genesee County, which includes Flint, had 87 cases of Legionnaires' from June 2014 to November 2015, 10 of them fatal.


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