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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 | 20 20 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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 29 29 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 | 82 82 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 | 116 116 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 | 127 127 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 | 187 187 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 | 235 235 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 | 251 251 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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Weiner must quit
Dear Editor: With the latest sex scandal revelations, along with the resignation of his campaign manager, it is time for Anthony Weiner to drop out of the mayoral race. With all of this negative pu...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks to AG Schneiderman
Dear Editor: The American Lung Association thanks Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for signing a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the proposed Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emis...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bengali on the ballot
Dear Editor: Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky celebrating that the Board of Elections put Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi on ballots and election material is disappointing. (...
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Why borrow?
Dear Editor: I just heard the secretary of the Treasury complaining about the Republicans' warning that they will not increase the debt limit. He said that millions of Americans will not get paid i...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more free ride for Stringer
Dear Editor: Allow me to add to the always-insightful Strictly Stasi column ("Comptroller Race Just Got a Lot More Interesting") published on July 18. Give former attorney general and governor Elli...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama did the right thing
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud President Obama for speaking out for better race relations in America. He connected his remarks to what happened in the George Zimmerman case, stating "Trayvon ...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoodies for Obama
Dear Editor: These sycophants of Democratic Liberalism are once again fallaciously projecting the Trayvon Martin incident as racial rather than the self-defense of George Zimmerman. President Barac...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Praise for Con Ed
Dear Editor: As the city suffered through the longest heat wave in over 10 years, Con Edison has been able to keep the electricity flowing even as record demands have been placed on its electric gr...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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On behalf of the library
Dear Editor: Strong libraries equal strong communities. Library lovers across Queens spoke up to support library funding and I am so pleased to announce that the proposed budget cut was restored. Y...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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CSA far from ‘safe’
Dear Editor: The City Council’s passage last week of the inaptly named “Community Safety Act” is a reckless action that will handcuff the police, lead to more drugs and guns on our streets, and par...
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Silver won’t go easy
Dear Editor: A majority of New Yorkers, based upon a recent poll, want Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign. This has been echoed on the editorial pages of the city’s daily newspapers, yet thi...
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Rockaway Beach isn’t stronger than Sandy
Dear Editor: At this time of the year, I look forward to going to Rockaway Beach to relax and enjoy the summer. I went to the beach the week after Memorial Day weekend, when the beaches are suppose...
Jun 25, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bam's Ballyhoo
Dear Editor: In regard to the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's National Security Agency's (NSA) Prism surveillance program, I shall defer my analysis until the court rules in the recen...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shifty Shelly must be dumped
Dear Editor: Why do most Democratic Assembly members act like chew toys for Speaker Sheldon Silver? He disgraced his party and legislative chamber by paying off Albany sex abuse victims with taxpay...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two kinds of candidates
Dear Editor: There are two groups of candidates using different methods to become the next mayor. Democrats Sal Albanese, William Thompson and Erick Salgado, Republicans John Catsimatidis, Joseph L...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he would keep "fighting terrorism" while peace talks took place and saw a risk of Saudi and Turkish intervention in the Syrian conflict, according to an interview with news agency AFP published on Friday. Assad said he would retake the whole country, but that this could take a long time, according to excerpts of the interview published on AFP's website. The interview, which AFP said was Assad's first in about two months, took place in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Thursday before the conclusion of talks in Munich where major powers agreed to a ceasefire in Syria to begin in a week.
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Coast Guard to decide if storm-damaged cruise ship can sailThe Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage. Royal Caribbean ...


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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is very keen to hold a new round of peace talks after big powers agreed on a "cessation of hostilities", a U.N. spokesman said on Friday, but plans to reconvene the negotiations were still "cloudy". De Mistura abruptly suspended a first round of talks on Feb. 3, saying there was more work to be done by the big powers sponsoring the talks between the Syrian sides, but he hoped to bring them back to the table in Geneva by Feb. 25. The big powers, led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, struck a deal in Munich early on Friday to start to bring an end to hostilities in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to a handful of besieged Syrian towns as a first step.
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