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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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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arts and entertainmemt
Queens World Festival kicks off 6th year
QWFF to screen 144 films from around the globe
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 Valentine’s Day weekend ideas
There are plenty of events around the city that you and your sweetheart can attend this weekend.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Feb. 11 to Feb. 18
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens
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Where to watch the Super Bowl in Brooklyn and Queens
Where to watch the game and Coldplay's halftime show
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"The Portrait Project" brings performance art to Dumbo
Explores relationship between storytelling, live music & dance
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Feb. 4 to Feb. 11
Entertainment events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn
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Loston Harris to jazz up Manhattan Beach
Listen to Harris’ rendition of music from the Great American Songbook
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Easy Superbowl recipes to make in under an hour
From chili to brownies
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 28 to Feb. 4
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens.
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Susie Q" follows shenanigans in Pleasantville-like Queens
The comedy follows two Forest Hills brothers with nothing to do but cause trouble
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 21 to Jan. 28
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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“Old South” aims to preserve and unite
Documentary tackles race debates throughout the nation
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Hilarious & informative children’s author comes to BK
Artie Bennett's books aren't of the traditional sort.
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Global arts shape winter lineup in Flushing
A wedding dress exhibition, classic jazz concerts, Thunderbird American Indian dancers and a homage to the Lunar New Year are what’s in store for one of Queens’ diverse cultural institutions.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 14 to Jan. 21
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national news

Deutsche Bank's logo on its headquarters building in FrankfurtGermany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank announced Friday it would repurchase up to 4.8 billion euros ($5.4 billion) in bonds, adding that its liquidity position is strong enough to buy back the debt. Stocks in Deutsche Bank had rocketed up more than 16 percent on Wednesday over speculation of the massive bond repurchasing programme, seen as muscle flexing to assuage concerns over its financial strength.


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A pro-democracy demonstrator burns a letter next to pictures of missing staff members of a publishing house and a bookstore during a protest to call for an investigation behind their disappearance, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong KongBy James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday a missing Hong Kong seller of gossipy books on China's leaders had likely been "involuntarily removed" to China from Hong Kong, constituting a "serious breach" of a longstanding bilateral treaty between the U.K. and China. China's Foreign Ministry condemned the British report as "gesticulation", although it made no direct mention of the missing bookseller. In a six-monthly report to parliament on the state of freedoms in the former British colony, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond wrote that Lee Bo, a British passport holder who disappeared from Hong Kong in late December, was probably taken to China against his will.


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By John Irish MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. Wang Yi also said he was concerned by a possible U.S. deployment of its sophisticated THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system to South Korea, saying it could also be used to target China.
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