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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 | 29 29 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 125 125 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 | 136 136 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 | 197 197 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 | 242 242 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 | 260 260 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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Gun nuts
Dear Editor, The person who attacked the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado, killing and injuring several people, was a deranged lunatic. Again, we have a person who should not have been able to...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The giving season
Dear Editor, This season is known as the season of giving. At the New York City Mission Society, we started this period by holding our annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner, serving more tha...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remember the needy
Dear Editor, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all we have and all that we have been given by God. It's a time we gather with friends and family for our annual Thanksgiving dinner, but it i...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be vigilant
Dear Editor, As we are approaching this most joyous and festive time of the year, all of us need to be more vigilant than ever as we go about our daily routines of holiday shopping and other activi...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Destroy ISIS
Dear Editor, The attacks on Paris were a declaration of war not only against the West, but against all nations that are deemed not a supplicant to ISIS. Many have speculated how the nations of the ...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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The big fix
Dear Editor, Bush's campaign has changed his slogan from "Jeb!" To "Jeb Can Fix It." It's a smart move, Jeb can fix it. Remember how he "fixed" the election in Florida in 2000? Sincerely, Robert La...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday tradition
Dear Editor, The time has come for another annual holiday tradition on Austin Street in Forest Hills. It is the annual parking of the Boston Market rental truck. The tradition dates back several ye...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Praise for Crowley
Dear Editor: Representative Joe Crowley deserves thanks for standing up for us, and not Wall Street’s bottom line. He needs to continue to stand firm. The issue: protecting Americans’ retirement sa...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prayers for Paris
Dear Editor; Paris France is reeling from the carnage perpetrated by ISIS terrorists who killed 128 innocent people in six attacks, with many more seriously injured. These are nefarious and egregio...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who knew?
Dear Editor: How could Mayor Bill de Blasio not know the details for the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 contained in the agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo in the revised $29 billion Metropolitan T...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safety up to all of us
Dear Editor, In the last several weeks there has been a marked increase in the number of traffic accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians in this city. Both motorists and pedestrians need to ob...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong on Carson
Dear Editor, A while back, I wrote a letter regarding Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. I referred to him as a savant, one exceptionally knowledgable about one subject, in his case mani...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Trump card
Dear Editor, Now that some polls show Ben Carson leading Donald Trump, how long will it be before Trump asks to see Carson's birth certificate? Sincerely, Robert LaRosa Whitestone
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library issues
Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of beleaguered library users in Maspeth who are searching for a solution to some problems at that location. On two occasions at Maspeth Library this year, a vile...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pay officers more
Dear Editor, Our police officers certainly are deserving of much more than a 1 percent increase, as was suggested by the arbitrator who was involved with the contract talks with the PBA. Our police...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lambasted Jeb Bush's brother president George W. Bush's war in Iraq as "a big fat mistake"The Republican presidential race veered into vicious personal attacks Saturday as White House hopefuls brawled in their latest debate, with frontrunner Donald Trump and Jeb Bush locking horns in some of the campaign's most pointed clashes to date. The showdown, the ninth of the months-long battle for the Republican nomination, began with a respectful moment of silence for iconic conservative US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia who died suddenly earlier in the day.


2016-02-14 00:35:56 -0500

FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, New York City police enter a hotel, while searching for a man suspected of suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack at a hotel in the Staten Island borough of New York. Police on Saturday, Feb. 13 arrested fugitive Michael Sykes, suspected of the stabbings, in Queens, ending a four-day manhunt. Sykes was brought back to a police precinct on Staten Island, where he was arrested on three counts of murder, attempted murder and robbery charges. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Police on Saturday arrested a fugitive suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack at a hotel used as homeless housing, ending a four-day manhunt.


2016-02-14 00:34:33 -0500

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pictured on October 5, 2011, has died at the age of 79Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering conservative voice on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79, triggering a political showdown over his succession in the run-up to the presidential election. President Barack Obama ordered flags to fly at half-staff across the United States until the long-serving justice, first appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, is laid to rest. Scalia's death after three decades on the Supreme Court bench has profound ramifications, and could potentially tip the balance of the highest court in the land from its current 5-4 conservative majority to a liberal one.


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