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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 43 43 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 | 94 94 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 | 129 129 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 | 140 140 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 | 200 200 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 | 245 245 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 | 262 262 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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Pols not cops
Dear Editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Charles Schumer were like children playing Clark Kent and Kojak concerning the chase to capture escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat. Perhap...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go solar
Dear Editor, The summer has definitely arrived, and our air conditioners are stretched to their limits. And though my utility has given me lots of tips on how I can help reduce the burden on the el...
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Free from meat
Dear Editor, Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This Fourth of July, let's declare our independence from the meat industry. More than ...
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Cause to celebrate
Dear Editor, This was a welcome and wonderful decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and sends a message of inclusivity in a city that has historically attracted and embraced cultures from across the gl...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pie-less in Elmhurst
Dear Editor, Sometimes little things don't mean much, but they tend to add up. Nothing is as American as apple pie, yet it seems here in Elmhurst and the surrounding area it's impossible to find pi...
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Vote Concannon
Dear Editor, As a proud Republican and member of the Queens Village Republican Club, I am excited about our candidate for City Council in the 23rd District. He is Joe Concannon, a candidate who is ...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents only
Dear Editor, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to hire 1,300 more cops. Great news, but it can be even better. Our mayor wants the NYPD "to reflect every element of our city." The best way to do that is b...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changing LIC
Dear Editor, I worked as a transportation planner for many years at the State Office Building on 11th Street. I recently drove to Long Island City and didn't realize how many new and under construc...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library solution
Dear Editor: There is an obvious solution for finding funding to support keeping all Queens libraries open six days per week. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito controls the yearly programming o...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Petition Tradition
Dear Editor, Here's a rhyme that I've penned. It's really a plea, In hopes of making petitioning easier for you and for me. June and early July brings a petition tradition. Petition signatures from...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wipe out polio
Dear Editor, Last week, the World Health Organization announced a significant decline in polio cases this year. There have been 24 cases since the start of the year, a decline of more than 70 perce...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need Teddy
Dear Editor: I recently watched HBO's "Roosevelt's, An Intimate History" by Ken Burns. Wow, what a great democratic President was our Teddy Roosevelt. (Small "d" but great enough to qualify for a c...
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Fly the flag
Dear Editor: The American Flag was originally adopted through a resolution by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Flag Day wasn't officially recognized until it was signed into law by Presid...
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Pataki for prez?
Dear Editor: Former New York governor George Pataki's announcement that he is running for president in 2016 will be followed by being one of the first to drop out. No one who truly believes in limi...
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Typical Dem dig
Dear Editor: Mr. Joseph Manago's May 28th letter was incredibly touching and reminiscent of a time when our entire country was united in our national effort to stop the aggression and finally defea...
Jun 10, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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An American flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the sun rises in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential proclamation has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the Supreme Court, the White House and elsewhere in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.


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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel voiced doubt on Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would succeed, suggesting a sectarian partition of the country was inevitable and perhaps preferable. While formally neutral on the five-year civil war racking its neighbor, Israel has some sway among the world powers that have mounted armed interventions and which on Friday agreed on a "cessation of hostilities" to begin within a week. The deal, clinched at a Munich security conference, is already beset by recriminations between Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad militarily and wants to see his rule restored, and Western powers that have called for change in Damascus involving select opposition groups.
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A Red Crescent aid convoy enters Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel held besieged city of Douma, Damascus suburbs, SyriaBy Tom Perry and Noah Barkin BEIRUT/MUNICH (Reuters) - The Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, while Russia made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief. Major powers agreed on Friday to a limited cessation of hostilities in Syria but the deal does not take effect until the end of this week and was not signed by any warring parties - the Damascus government and numerous rebel factions fighting it. Russian bombing raids directed at rebel groups are meanwhile helping the Syrian army to achieve what could be its biggest victory of the war in the battle for Aleppo, the country's largest city and commercial hub before the conflict.


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