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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 78 78 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 182 182 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 | 231 231 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 | 246 246 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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'No' to legalizing illegal housing
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is floating the idea of legalizing illegal basement apartments and other units as a way of dealing with the need for more affordable housing in our city. These pro...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Throw the book at Bieber
While all this talk about Justin Bieber being deported may seem a little extreme, I have not heard anybody talk about the fact that he is under the legal drinking age, for which the legal BAC is 0....
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Islam Through My Eyes
Dear Editor: I am an eleven-year-old American Ahmadi Muslim. My parents are from Bangladesh and I am attending 6th grade in middle school. It has been quite an experience growing up in post-9/11 Am...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good move too late
Dear Editor: The announcement by Senator Chuck Schumer that he is going to sponsor legislation that will prevent another incident like the disappearance and tragic death of Avonte Oquendo certainly...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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Break up the Port Authority
Dear Editor: Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes necessary. Consider that on a bipartisan basis members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are appointed by New York and New Jerse...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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A plan for the Q53
Dear Editor: I am so glad that the Q53 bus now operates 24 hours a day. It helps commuters, workers, employers, businesses and all of Queens. This is a great bus that unites most of Queens from Woo...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad move Bill
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the city's appeal in connection to the policy of stop and frisk. Now watch as more guns enter New York and the murder rate will and robberies go up. We wil...
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Blocked on Clearview
Dear Editor: Again it has happened. I come down the sidewalk along the Clearview Service Road on my motorized scooter and vehicles from Star Nissan block my way because they are parked on the sidew...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dump the dispatcher!
Dear Editor: Regarding the letter “Dump the chaplain” (1/16 ), where the gentleman rambles how the Department of Sanitation doesn't need a chaplain and our job is just dealing with bad odors and we...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Money talk
Dear editor: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Is that true? Mr. A is making $ 30,000 a year in New York. By American standards he is considered poor, although he probably has a televisi...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad decision
Dear Editor: The decision by the mayor and chancellor to open public schools after the heavy snowstorm was not a very smart move. Even though many streets had been plowed by the Department of Sanit...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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New approach to world's oldest profession
Dear Editor: Hopefully, New York City will be seeing an end to the racist policy of stop and frisk. Maybe with new administration we will see a change in its sexist version. Prostitutes, who are of...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is Mulgrew?
Dear Editor: The uproar at P.S. 106 is such a travesty. One question that those teachers at that chaotic school should be asking is "Where is the UFT?" Why hasn't Michael Mulgrew, president of the ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes to safer streets
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud Mayor Bill de Blasio for creating a task force in an attempt to make our streets safer. Last year, an 86-year-old neighbor of mine was killed with his dog by a ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Impeach de Blasio
Dear Editor: A dangerous pattern of Communist Party "democratic centralism" is apparent in Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration, as evidenced by his back-room lobbying of Council members to unanim...
Jan 23, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks to reporters outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz has campaigned against government spying on law-abiding citizens, but his campaign is testing the limits with personal data from his supporters. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.


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ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by police, authorities said Thursday. In exchange, the received thousands of dollars in bribes.
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. Dante Soiu, an Ohio man charged with stalking Paltrow by sending her dozens of messages and unsolicited gifts between 2009 and 2015, testified in his own defense about the correspondence at his trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony has concluded in the trial of an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow.


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