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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 | 17 17 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 | 19 19 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 | 23 23 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 | 27 27 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 | 80 80 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 | 114 114 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 | 125 125 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 | 185 185 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 | 249 249 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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The Winning Brew
Crown Heights barista lands first place at regional barista competition
Mar 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A few curious works of art at SculptureCenter
The venue showcases video, multimedia, sculpture in two exhibitions
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dreaming without sleeping
Bushwick gallery showcases an artist's view of the waking world
Mar 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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A surreal encounter with "Used Cars"
Crossing Art Gallery brings work of debut solo artist, Susan Evans Grove
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Queens World Film Festival is back in action
Promises 127 films from around the world and around the block
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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I heart New York landmarks celebrates city's legacy
New York Landmarks Conservancy asking you to send them a photo of your favorite spot
Feb 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bit of Buenos Aires in the heart of Astoria
The Astoria Tango Club is a fix for those with a penchant for the passionate dance
Feb 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Straight out of Rosedale comes Clarence Bowen
The rapper may not "shank ya" but he'll "bank ya"
Feb 02, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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HDC chooses the 2012 "Six to Celebrate"
Recently, several local groups made up of community-minded New Yorkers, nominated six special neighborhoods - worthy of receiving a hefty dose of TLC The advocate for New York City’s historic neigh...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Park Slope, an evening of live storytelling
I Like You, Maude performances share true, personal stories on stage
Jan 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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The best CD box sets of 2011: from jazz to trance
So you've wrapped up 2011. Perhaps you managed to avoid eating bad fruit cake or making a fool of yourself at holiday parties. Enjoy these sounds that never go out of style. Here, in no particular ...
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside Terraza Live Music 7 Train Cafe
Stirring up music, poetry and political expression in one space
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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International art meets New York City
The Jeffrey Leder gallery presents "International Painting NYC"
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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An "Enchanted Earth" awaits in Queens
Astoria photographer's work displayed at Queens Botanical Garden
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe tours: see the continent your way
(ARA Content - From the fragrant lavender fields of Provence to the Gothic spires of Prague's skyline, Europe is a treasure trove of sensory experiences. A lifetime of travel on the continent would...
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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A protester holds a mock missing person notice for Lee Bo, one of five Hong Kong booksellers from Mighty Current publishing house to go missing, as they walk towards China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong on January 3, 2016Britain said Friday a Hong Kong bookseller believed detained by China was "involuntarily removed to the mainland", in its strongest comments yet on a case that has rocked the city amid fears its promised freedoms are being eroded. The disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, was a "serious breach" of an agreement signed with Beijing before the city was handed back to China in 1997, said foreign secretary Philip Hammond in a new report. There are still question marks over what has happened to Lee, 65, the only publisher to have disappeared from Hong Kong.


2016-02-12 03:25:34 -0500

The steep losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar and dealers continued a flight to safe havensA near five percent plunge in Tokyo led another Asian rout Friday, bringing to an end one of the most painful weeks for global investors as fears about the world economy -- and possible recession -- stalk trading floors. The losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar. Analysts say there is growing concern central banks are running out of ideas to provide support, with Sweden's saying it would push its interest rate further into negative territory, weeks after Japan adopted the policy for the first time.


2016-02-12 03:12:47 -0500

An employee stands in an open pit at Banro's Twangiza mine in eastern CongoBy Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top copper producer, has not dropped plans to revise its mining code, the mines ministry said on Thursday, in an apparent contradiction to comments made by the mines minister on Wednesday. The minister, Martin Kabwelulu, told an industry conference in Cape Town on Wednesday that the government had decided to retain the 2002 code governing the terms for mining operations in the country, abandoning a three-year revision process that met with fierce industry opposition over proposed rises in tax and royalty rates. "The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has not renounced revising the mining code.


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