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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 | 21 21 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 | 23 23 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 | 26 26 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 | 30 30 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 | 83 83 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 | 117 117 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 | 128 128 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 | 188 188 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 | 236 236 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 | 252 252 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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Snow angels
Dear Editor, We have gotten through another terrific snowstorm with much difficulty, but we did survive. But not without help from the many acts of kindness from strangers and good neighbors. I bel...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Water' bum!
Dear Editor, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says Hillary Clinton is politicizing events in Flint. That's what he's worried about? Perhaps he should've spent more time actually doing something about ...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missed connection
Dear Editor, The recent 100th anniversary of subway service coming from downtown Brooklyn to Bay Ridge reminded me of what could have been. Virtually no one remembers the long-forgotten proposed tu...
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Save the birds
Dear Editor, The recent decision by the courts to uphold the right of the Port Authority to shoot thousands of birds that migrate and gather near JFK Airport is very troubling. While the safety of ...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cable conundrum
Dear Editor, I have been paying for cable for a number of years now, and I don't understand a few things. The original idea behind cable, in my opinion, is that the consumer could watch various pro...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong on schools
Dear Editor, I would like to disagree with the editorial in last week's paper that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina were correct to keep schools open. Your main points were that sc...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack the raise
Dear Editor, City Council members earn $112,000 a year for a part-time job. They also receive bonuses, pension and health care. The City Council is seeking to get a pay raise of 71 percent, which w...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nanny state
Dear Editor, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to shut down all roads and most mass transit in the during our recent epic snowstorm. The Mayor threatened to arrest drivers who ...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clean water
Dear Editor, The city of Flint, Michigan, is currently dealing with a very dangerous situation due to the fact that its water supply has been contaminated with lead for quite some time. How could s...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bomb Disney?
Dear Editor, Thirty percent of Republican primary voters want the United States to bomb the city of Agrabah. There is just one problem: it's a fictional city from Aladdin. Sincerely, S.J. Frimer Fo...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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People control
Dear Editor, Although the most passionate and vocal advocates of gun control legislation will not admit it, their Utopian dream is banishment and confiscation of all weapons from all citizens. The ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The real pits
Dear Editor, In his letter on December 31, Joseph Manago demonizes the pit bull with his apparent expertise. Perhaps he'd be interested in a few facts. Despite their reputation, the United Kennel C...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sinking ship
Dear Editor, The recent kerfuffle between Iran and the U.S. Navy clearly demonstrates the degree to which the defeatism of the milquetoast Obama Administration has not only permeated our country's ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congrats to Piazza
Dear Editor, Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza has finally been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame, an honor he most certainly deserves and which was long overdue. During his time with the Mets,...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save the PSA test
Dear Editor, I was recently at my urologist for a check-up following my March operation for prostate cancer at North Shore Hospital. There is a test for prostate cancer known as the PSA test. I had...
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national news
Islamic State militants will only be defeated if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is removed from power and this goal will ultimately be achieved, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia said on Friday. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Adel al-Jubeir called Assad the "single most effective magnet for extremists and terrorists in the region" and said his removal was crucial for restoring stability. "Unless and until there is a change in Syria, Daesh will not be defeated in Syria, period," he added, using the Arab name for Islamic State.
2016-02-12 11:37:00 -0500
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.
2016-02-12 11:36:03 -0500
Countries backing the U.S.- and Russian-led plan for a cessation of hostilities in Syria have requested access to besieged towns and expect approval from the warring parties without delay, the group's chairman Jan Egeland said on Friday. The "Task Force on Humanitarian Access in Syria" met at the United Nations in Geneva less than 24 hours after it was set up by major and regional powers meeting in Munich. "We have already submitted requests for access to the parties surrounding besieged areas,” Egeland said in a statement.
2016-02-12 11:35:34 -0500