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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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Slow down on TPP
Dear Editor: Both the procedure and the content of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are flawed and should be rejected. The “Fast-Track” advocated by President Barack Obama and the Repub...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Un-fare criticism
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is hypocritical ("Not your average morning commute" - Pol Position, April 16). The problem with mass transit is finding the $15 billion to fully fund the proposed ...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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F up or F down?
Dear Editor: It is hard to discern in Mr. Manago's April 16th letter "Briarwood Blues in F" if he is for or against an MTA decision to change the name of the F line and evening E subway station fro...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clear choice
Dear Editor: There are some people who don't support Hillary Clinton for numerous "reasons." I personally hope Elizabeth Warren runs. However, there is one thing that will make me vote for Hillary ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it!
Dear Editor: National Pot Day on April 20 made sense. Consumption of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is part of mainstream America, transcending generations. Creative entrepreneurs ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solar shining bright
Dear Editor: We already think of cities as centers of business, fashion, and the arts. Now, thanks to a nationwide solar energy boom, cities are increasingly becoming centers for clean energy produ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sustainable eating
Dear Editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sust...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support equal pay for women
Dear Editor: Elected officials across New York State - and the country – are declaring April 14 as Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 when the wages paid to American women catch up to the wages paid to...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Briarwood Blues in F
Dear Editor: I am just so elated about the news of the name change of the F line subway station from “Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd.” to simply “Briarwood” that I will consider penning a tune, “Briarwood...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul the real choice
Dear Editor: Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is the best GOP candidate for president. He polls first with under 30, first time and independent voters. All three are critical in building a win...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civic loss
Dear Editor: A good friend of our community passed away recently. Maryalice Broussard lived in Auburndale for decades and was vice president of the Auburndale Improvement Association. She was very ...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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No 'fare'
Dear Editor: To re-phrase an old adage, whatever goes up must rise even higher. The MTA's new fare & toll hikes are a perfect example.We keep paying more and getting less, but how much of our money...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Fare' share
Dear Editor: "Time for state, not riders, to pay" (In Our Opinion - March 26) is partially correct concerning finding the money to make things happen. It is a four-way dance between riders, city, s...
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You did it!
Dear Editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have agreed on a budget for fiscal year 2016. Thanks to your support, overall funding to libraries across New York State has increased! ...
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We need more cops
Dear Editor: Police Commissioner Bill Bratton denies the fact he had an argument with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris over hiring more police officers in the upcoming city budget. In my opinion it doe...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to intensify diplomatic and other cooperation to implement an agreement on Syria struck at talks in Munich, the Kremlin said on Sunday. After phone talks between Putin and Obama on Sunday, the Kremlin said that both gave a "positive valuation" to the meeting on Syria in Munich on Feb. 11-12. "In particular, a support was expressed to efforts of two target groups: for ceasefire and humanitarian aspects," the Kremlin said.
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Afghan fire-fighters and members of security forces clean the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, AfghanistanBy Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday. At least 3,545 noncombatants died and another 7,457 were injured by fighting last year in a 4-percent increase over 2014, the international organization said in its annual report on civilian casualties. "The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable," Nicholas Haysom, the head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement.


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A demonstrator chants in favor of Senate President Jocelerme Privert during a march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Supporters of Bertrand-Aristide's Lavalas political party rallied for Privert to fill the void left by twice postponed presidential and legislative runoff elections and the departure of President Michel Martelly. An interim government will rule until an elected leader can take office May 14, and for now Prime Minister Evans Paul remains in office. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and hopefully ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.


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