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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 | 17 17 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 | 19 19 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 | 23 23 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 | 27 27 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 | 80 80 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 | 114 114 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 | 125 125 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 | 185 185 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 | 234 234 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 | 249 249 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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Ranting New Yorkers
Dear Editor, Last Thursday, I saw a women in a rant against a parking attendant, and today I read about Reggie Jackson's rant at a fan that wanted two signatures. Both of these people were wrong in...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The cruelest cut
Dear Editor, Of course, I knew what my neighbor was referring to when she told me last week as we watched her young daughter clowning around on her little pink bike - "Look, Ma, one hand!" - that h...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong choice
Dear Editor; I am perturbed at the fact that Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe award for courage and not Lauren Hill who I felt more deserving. Granted, people who are transgender suffer much...
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A tough lesson
Dear Editor, I do not think the Flushing school principal did anything wrong excluding those kids that could not pay the carnival fee. I think these kids need to learn life is about the “haves” and...
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Blessed from birth
Dear Editor, Donald Braggadocio Trump, the quintessential "Self-Made Man," is indeed if "self" means having a millionaire father. From the moment of his birth, Donald Trump was assured success. The...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump out of line
Dear Editor, While Donald Trump certainly has the right speak his mind, he does not have the right to say insulting things about Senator John McCain, who was a Vietnam war veteran and a hero. Who d...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devil in the details
Dear Editor: City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently unveiled the new $78.5 billion budget to her loyal flock of members. Unless the council members took an Evelyn Woods speed-reading c...
Jul 22, 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...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sanders for real
Dear Editor, In his most recent column, Anthony Stasi wrote "supporters of Bernie Sanders are not in it for the long haul and that they will ultimately marry Clinton." I don't know what he's been w...
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Saved in Brooklyn
Dear Editor: The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast has come again to Williamsburg. As Italian-Americans honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino Di Nola, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to...
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Decisions, decisions
Dear Editor, At last we see a number of decisions coming out of SCOTUS. They've been a long time coming. They were diverse, and as would be expected, were received by each of our political parties ...
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On TV dinners
Dear Editor, July 18 marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of TV dinner inventor Gerry Thomas. In the early 1950's, Thomas observed how airlines provided passengers with meals in aluminum serv...
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Agreeing with Cruz?
Dear Editor Poor Ted Cruz. The Texas senator and one of a slew of Republican Presidential candidates is apocalyptic at the very thought that the United States Supreme Court voted that marriage betw...
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Feud must end
Dear Editor, Mayor bill de Blasio attacking Governor Andrew Cuomo is not a wise thing to do. We need the state for various programs, assistance, and financial aid. Mayor de Blasio should be open to...
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Saved in Brooklyn
Dear Editor: The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast has come again to Williamsburg. As Italian-Americans honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino Di Nola, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to...
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A protester holds a mock missing person notice for Lee Bo, one of five Hong Kong booksellers from Mighty Current publishing house to go missing, as they walk towards China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong on January 3, 2016Britain said Friday a Hong Kong bookseller believed detained by China was "involuntarily removed to the mainland", in its strongest comments yet on a case that has rocked the city amid fears its promised freedoms are being eroded. The disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, was a "serious breach" of an agreement signed with Beijing before the city was handed back to China in 1997, said foreign secretary Philip Hammond in a new report. There are still question marks over what has happened to Lee, 65, the only publisher to have disappeared from Hong Kong.


2016-02-12 03:25:34 -0500

The steep losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar and dealers continued a flight to safe havensA near five percent plunge in Tokyo led another Asian rout Friday, bringing to an end one of the most painful weeks for global investors as fears about the world economy -- and possible recession -- stalk trading floors. The losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar. Analysts say there is growing concern central banks are running out of ideas to provide support, with Sweden's saying it would push its interest rate further into negative territory, weeks after Japan adopted the policy for the first time.


2016-02-12 03:12:47 -0500

An employee stands in an open pit at Banro's Twangiza mine in eastern CongoBy Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top copper producer, has not dropped plans to revise its mining code, the mines ministry said on Thursday, in an apparent contradiction to comments made by the mines minister on Wednesday. The minister, Martin Kabwelulu, told an industry conference in Cape Town on Wednesday that the government had decided to retain the 2002 code governing the terms for mining operations in the country, abandoning a three-year revision process that met with fierce industry opposition over proposed rises in tax and royalty rates. "The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has not renounced revising the mining code.


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