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What if My Boss Was a Strong Trump Supporter, but I voted for Hillary (or the Other Way Around)?
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro What Rights Do I Have if This Causes Me a Problem at Work ? Employees of Private Businesses: What about the First Amendment? Can’t I say whatever I want? Yes, you can say anything ...
Workers Compensation in Queens New York | Part One
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Workers Comp. by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work. You’ve heard about “workers’ compensation,” but you really don’t know what it is or how it works. You’ll...
The Right to Discovery in Probate Litigation
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston When someone dies with a will in New York State, that person’s estate must generally be “settled” through filings and proceedings overseen by the probate court. Referred to as p...
Employers, Protect Yourselves | 2017 Harassment Claims
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has spent considerable researching and analyzing harassment claims related to federal anti-discrimination laws. Such laws ...
Can You Be Denied Workers’ Compensation because Your Employer Pays You Off the Books?
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP Queens Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You have been working a job, but getting paid under the table, so to speak. You get injured on that job—now you can’t work at all! If y...
Videotaping the Execution of a Will
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston It's not uncommon, in New York and other jurisdictions, for dispossessed or unhappy heirs to allege that a will was executed under duress or undue influence. What if you vide...
Very Important News for you, If you work more than 40 hours per week for the same weekly salary
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
I work way more than 40 hours a week for the same weekly salary. My boss says that he doesn’t have to pay me anything for my overtime hours. Is this true? It depends. Under the old rule, Anyone who...
How Do Workers Feel About Overtime Pay?
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The federal overtime rule has been put on hold, and employers are waiting to see whether the DOL will effectively appeal the injunction imposed by the U.S. District Court in...
Varför Utnyttja Raspberry Ketoner kosttillskott viktminskning?
Jan 06, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Data summeras av den amerikanska viktkontroll Info Network bestämma större än två tredjedelar av vuxna i USA som feta (68,8 procent). Det här laget, är över 35 procent tänkt på feta. Många människo...
Sammeln und halten auch Heidelbeeren und auch Einfrieren Heidelbeeren
Jan 06, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Blaubeeren sind eine gesunde und leckere Belohnung, die Sie sofort nach der Auswahl oder Verwendung in Pfannkuchen, Muffins oder Marmeladen essen können. Es ist immer viel mehr erfreulich, wenn Sie...

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Welcome Chik-fil-A
Dear Editor, How refreshing to hear that Chick-fil-A will open up their first store in Queens at the Queens Center Mall on September 1. Chick-fil-A has long-term plans to open up to 200 stores in t...
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Lochte mess
Dear Editor, The Olympic Committee should immediately revoke medals won by swimmers Ryan Lochte and his three teammates for the abysmal conduct they exhibited in Rio de Janeiro. Not only did they l...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jumping ship
Dear Editor, Fifty former top Republican national security officials have signed an open letter in The New York Times opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, warning that he would be "the most reckless ...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unify the unions
Dear Editor, Police must clarify their communications in the post-Bratton era by consolidating their unions to reach us with a single voice, not five. New York's Finest are represented by separate ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong on Trump?
Dear Editor, John Amato has written many wonderful letters, and most of them have been right on track. But last week he went off the rails by endorsing Donald Trump. But maybe I'm wrong? Yes, Trump...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Develop Briarwood
Dear Editor, It was certainly exhilarating to hear of the landlord's sale of the property at Flagship restaurant in Briarwood for demolition and construction of new residential co-ops and commercia...
Aug 17, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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The worst?
Dear Editor, Former vice president Dick Cheney said “Obama is the worst president in my lifetime.” His asinine remark places him on the wrong side of history. As Barack Obama approaches the end of ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hats off to A-Rod
Dear Editor, Alex Rodriguez, who played for the New York Yankees for 12 years, was a true professional athlete who gave his very best to the team. Even though he was beset by the steroid scandal an...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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USA! USA! USA!
Dear Editor, Our American athletes have shown their true mettle in the Summer Olympics. There have been losers and winners, but many showed their love of the sport. Examples like gymnasts Simone Bi...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winners & losers
Dear Editor, An international corporation opens a hotel in a local community, and the local government is cooperative in this endeavor with permits, tax breaks, etc. If it doesn't work out, the cor...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Key Fraud
Dear Editor, I would like to warn shoppers of a number of issues at the Key Food franchise at 138-37 Queens Boulevard off 86th Avenue in Briarwood. First, the majority of the employees are either u...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Libertarian
Dear Editor, If there is anyone out there as angry as I am about the options for presidential candidates that our two-party system has given us this year, hold on, there is another option. Gary Joh...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changing of guard
Dear Editor, The announcement that NYPC Commissioner Bill Bratton will be stepping down at the end of the month was surprising. Originally he said that he would remain until 2017. He has had a long...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton treatment
Dear Editor, Regarding Edward Riechs' July 21st letter on the "unfair treatment" of Chelsea Clinton, Bill Clinton didn't lie to grand jury about his affair with a White House intern. He perjured hi...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slice of Piazza
Dear Editor, I would like to offer congratulations to Mike Piazza for the enormous achievement of making the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Piazza went in as a Met, which honors all of us Me...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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New apartments under construction in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem on January 17, 2017Israel approved hundreds of new settler homes in east Jerusalem Sunday, hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to speak to US President Donald Trump for the first time since his inauguration. "This evening there will be a telephone conversation between President Trump and myself," Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting on Sunday.


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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 file photo, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, left, and Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia attend a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria. OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Novak's upbeat comments to reporters came at the end of the first meeting of a joint OPEC-non-OPEC committee set up to monitor compliance to the Dec. 10 agreement. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, FIle)VIENNA (AP) — OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday.


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Flames engulf a bus that crashed near Verona, northern Italy, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Police say 16 people have died when the bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona. Thirty-nine people survived. The bus was returning to Budapest with students ages 15 to 17. (Lanfranco Fossa' via AP)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip burst into a fireball after crashing in Italy, Hungary's foreign minister said Sunday.


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