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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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 | 44 44 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 | 95 95 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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 | 246 246 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 | 263 263 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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Trickle or tinkle?
Dear Editor: If Mr. Ed Konecnik is not careful, he will dislocate his shoulder due to his non-stop personal back slapping. Somehow his description of what to him is “freedom” is more akin to “greed...
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Subway Wi-Fi a danger
Dear Editor: The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens. Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while tex...
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Safer 21st Street
Dear Editor: It is heartening to see the growing media attention to traffic-calming efforts in Queens in the wake of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of the Vision Zero initiative to end traffic...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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For love of country
Dear Editor: I am an American Ahmadi Muslim middle school student. I was born in America and will never leave it. I love this country, because this country is my homeland. For me, loving my homelan...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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In response
Dear Editor: This is in response to Mirza Ghulam Haseeb of Jamaica whose letter about Americans’ reactions to his faith appeared in this paper on February 6. Mirza, I realize that at 11 years old y...
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Freedom of choice?
Dear Editor: The government has expanded our freedoms and created a new opportunity. Jay Carney, at a recent press conference, heralded the administrations latest achievement: “Opportunity created ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waiting in the wings
Dear Editor: After hearing Public Advocate Letitia James’ recent illogical advice for Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban uniformed city employees from marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade since it wou...
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Freedom from smoking
Dear Editor; Annually in the U.S., 392,000 people die from smoking-caused disease and an additional 50,000 from secondhand smoke exposure. The American Lung Association is dedicated to helping smok...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watch Iran
Dear Editor: The recent news story that the Iranian Navy is moving some of its ships closer to our waters should be cause for concern by our government. Why is Iran doing this? Obviously,there is a...
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Not government’s job to help poor
Dear Editor: Many people think that the federal government should help the poor. The federal government is supposed to be limited by what it can do by the U.S. Constitution. Because it has overstep...
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Trouble at Creedmoor
Dear Editor: I found it quite troubling to read that a week ago a convicted killer who was at Creedmoor Psychiatric facility for observation had escaped. This is the second occurrence in ten months...
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Buttermilk is sweet
Dear Editor: “Buttermilk Bakery opens doors, sells out day one” (Lydia Stetson - February 6) was a tasty treat! The article should be must reading by our public officials on a bipartisan basis, be ...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors left waiting
Dear Editor: Hurry up and wait was a popular G.I. expression during World War II. Now it applies to members of Club Pride, a geriatric psycho-social center in Douglaston. Since its launch 18 years ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for Rand
Dear Editor: How refreshing to see the liberal New York Times run a major front page article ("Rand Paul's Mixed Inheritance - January 26). Kentucky Senator Rand Paul reminds me of the modern-day c...
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Divisive de Blasio
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade because he says it excludes certain groups. Whatever happened to unifying a city, not dividing a city? It sound...
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pictured on February 9, 2016 in Ankara, told German Chancellor Angela Merkel Turkey "will not permit the PYD to carry out aggressive acts"Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, despite growing pressure on Ankara to stop the shelling. In telephone talks, Davutoglu told Merkel that Turkey "will not permit the PYD to carry out aggressive acts. Turkish artillery struck at targets of the PYD and its People's Protection Units (YPG) militia on both days of the weekend, while insisting that it was returning fire under the rules of engagement.


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In this Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 photo, an Iraqi man takes a photo with his child ahead of Valentine's Day at Zawra Park in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad is plastered with Valentine hearts and roses, and Iraqis are enjoying a rare lull in violence but wondering how long it will last. Despite recent setbacks, the Islamic State group is still dug in west of Baghdad, and increasingly powerful Shiite militias patrol the streets. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad is plastered with Valentine hearts and roses, and newly engaged Nour and Ahmed are out and about, enjoying a rare lull in violence in the Iraqi capital but wondering how long it will last.


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack, a Texas television station reported on Sunday, citing a Texas judge.
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