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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 229 229 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 | 245 245 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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Pothead drivers?
Dear Editor, With respect to any bills that would legalize recreational marijuana similar to alcohol with state regulation and sales taxes, I believe is the most stupid policy ever proposed in ligh...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No mercy
Dear Editor, Euric Cain was arrested for raping a woman then making her companion perform oral sex on him. Two days prior to his arrest he attempted to kidnap a young woman, but 25-year-old Peter G...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go GOP
Dear Editor, The debate between the Republican candidates for president was very lively but also very serious, with all of them speaking very bluntly as to how they would deal with ISIS, Russia, an...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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End immigration
Dear Editor, Regarding Phil Orenstein's 12/10 letter, Congressman Gregory Meeks' claim that we "have the strongest refugee vetting program in the world" is insane. If our screening is so tough, why...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fitting honor
Dear Editor, Last Friday, the corner of 222th Street and 92nd Avenue was renamed “Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way.” Here is an officer who gave his life for the City of New York. By the age of ...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nowhere train
Dear Editor, "Scoping new airtrain route" (Photo - December 10th edition) was little more than a great photo op for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Jeffrion Jeffrion Aubry. Pr...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No progress
Dear Editor, It is now three years since deranged gunman Adam Lanza invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 26 innocent children and adults. This horrendous tragedy sparked an en...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to Koo
Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident of Flushing, I would like to commend my Councilman Peter Koo. In his official response to the city's draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed rezonin...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out of touch
Dear Editor, Our Queens representatives oppose the refugee bill, aka the America SAFE Act, which puts additional safeguards into place for screening Syrian refugees in order to prevent the threat o...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reopen Woodhaven
Dear Editor, The ongoing debate between bringing Select Bus Service (SBS) to Woodhaven Boulevard, reintroduction of Long Island Rail Road service on the abandoned Rockaway line, or most recently ex...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pure gold
Dear Editor, Middle Village’s Linda Czerwinski always put her best foot forward in giving a helpful hand at the Queens Borough Public Library’s Maspeth branch. Daniel Finger, her replacement, has i...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep ban on oil
Dear Editor, On Wednesday, House lawmakers approved an amendment to the House energy package that will lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. I am disappointed, yet again, to see the House vote...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zero Vision
Dear Editor, It seems the Mayor has an ambitious Vision Zero plan where the Department of Transportation is constructing pedestrian plazas, traffic-calming measures and bike lanes, but forgot a ver...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bikers beware
Dear Editor: I am writing to alert bikers of the deadly danger upon approaching the Briarwood boondoggle of the Kew Gardens Interchange Project on Queens Boulevard, either going east towards the so...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Write a letter
Dear Editor, December 7 is National Letter Writing Day. Surveys reveal that the letters to the editor is one of the most widely read and popular sections of any newspaper. Weekly newspapers offer r...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prison guards escort Asem Alfrhad before his trial in Aegean resort of Bodrum, Turkey, Thursday Feb. 11, 2016. Two alleged people-smugglers are on trial accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people. The image of the boy — his lifeless body lying face down on a beach in Bodrum — galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis, graphically illustrating the magnitude of the suffering and the treacherous journeys the migrants risk. (DHA via AP ) TURKEY OUTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two alleged people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi — who put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis — and four other people.


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South Africa's President Zuma attends the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis AbabaBy Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched outside South Africa's parliament on Thursday hours before an annual state-of-the-nation speech by President Jacob Zuma, whom they accuse of corruption and mismanaging the country's flagging economy. Zuma's speech, scheduled to be televised nationally at 1700 GMT, comes amid growing criticism over a taxpayer-funded 250 million (then $23 million) upgrade to his private home and years of weak economic growth in Africa's most industrialised country. Investors also want to know why Zuma fired two finance ministers in one week this December.


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(Reuters) - The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery in Uganda nearly 70 years ago: 1947 - Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest isolate the virus in samples taken from a rhesus monkey 1948 - Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in the Zika forest 1952 - First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania 1954 - Virus found in young girl in Nigeria 1960s-1980s - Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys in band of countries stretching across equatorial Africa 1969–1983 - Zika is found in equatorial Asia, including ...
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