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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Where's the money?
Dear Editor, There is more to Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will increase rehabilitation for subway stations to a state of good repair by 10, o...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homegrown terror
Dear Editor, Is everyone aware of the terrorists that took over the buildings and property of the National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon? They call themselves "militia," but don't be fooled, they are t...
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Gun nuts
Dear Editor, Have you been involuntarily committed to a mental institution, and now that you're out want to buy a firearm without going through a background check? Well, you can't. Unless you were ...
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Library to reopen
Dear Editor, The wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the most grease is an old adage that's still true. My constant nagging about the status of Kew Gardens Hills' long-closed Kew Gardens Hills libr...
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Bomb Disney?
Dear Editor, Thirty percent of Republican primary voters want the United States to bomb the city of Agrabah. There is just one problem: it's a fictional city from Aladdin. Sincerely, S.J. Frimer Fo...
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Subway milestone
Dear Editor, January 9 marks the 109th anniversary of the subway system connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan. The original subway systems were constructed and managed by the private sector with no gove...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Permanent solution
Dear Editor, Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to house the homeless at Creedmoor has been unofficially been dropped. My wife and I live a few blocks from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Vill...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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RIP Mrs. Melody
Dear Editor, The New Year is sadly marked by the departure of Mrs. Melody, Natalie Cole, the "Unforgettable" Grammy-winning singer of the duet with her late father, Nat "King" Cole, and his legacy ...
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Go meatless in 2016
Dear Editor, Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life? Unfortunately, gun violence and traffic acci...
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Failing banks
Dear Editor, It seems that banks are becoming less and less personal when dealing with their customers. In my bank, there are never more than three tellers on duty and sometimes the lines are quite...
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Madcap motorists
Dear Editor, It seems that motorists are not cognizant of the things that are going on around them. When you come to a stop sign, you are supposed to come to a full stop before the crosswalk, not h...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ban pit bulls
Dear Editor: Having witnessed a pit bull kill another smaller dog when merely approached, and having read about some of the statistics, I am advising any apartment building owner or residential co-...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retirees vote
Dear Editor, With the upcoming 2016 presidential and congressional elections fast approaching, it is critical that federal candidates remember seniors and focus on our crucial issue of retirement e...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balmy holidays
Dear Editor, With Christmas right around the corner, I've noticed the letters from global warming deniers have stopped appearing in the various newspapers. I guess they're too busy shoveling the in...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friend to farmers
Dear Editor, I am pleased to announce that New York Farm Bureau has named Assemblyman David Weprin to our annual "Circle of Friends" list. This legislative award is based upon his record of legisla...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen testifies before lawmakers in Washington on February 10, 2016Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned Wednesday that the US economy faced risks from tightening domestic financial conditions as well as global economic turmoil. Expressing more pronounced concerns than when she last spoke publicly in December, Yellen told a congressional hearing that the outlook for the US economy had become more cloudy. "Financial conditions in the United States have recently become less supportive of growth, with declines in broad measures of equity prices, higher borrowing rates for riskier borrowers, and a further appreciation of the dollar," she told the House Financial Services Committee.


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Stalls are seen on a street beside damaged buildings in the rebel held al-Shaar neighborhood of AleppoBy Michelle Nichols, Tom Perry and Humeyra Pamuk UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a ceasefire and more aid access to Aleppo, where rebel-held areas are being cut off and the United Nations has warned a new humanitarian disaster could be on the way. Aid workers said on Wednesday the water supply to Aleppo, still home to two million people, was no longer functioning.


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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich visits a polling station at the high school, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. as voters cast their ballots for the first in the nation presidential primary. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.


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