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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 78 78 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 182 182 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 | 231 231 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 | 247 247 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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Where's the action on electric bikes?
Dear Editor: Must we wait until someone dies? I am an avid cyclist and am extremely angry that nothing is being done about electric bikes. I work and walk on Queens Blvd. and 67th Ave., and e-bikes...
Aug 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighborhood doesn’t need a Walgreens
Dear Editor: The attempt by Walgreens to impose its will on my community without caring what we residents need (“Brooklyn nabe protests opening of Walgreens” – Aug. 8) is disgraceful. I believe the...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get armed
Dear Editor: It's an all-too-familiar a story: the crime rate seems to be rising, and the stories target women as the victims. And next we see the politicians promoting safety by encouraging "self-...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit the Fed!
Dear Editor, This week, the House of Representatives passed Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill (HR 459). The Senate now needs to pass this bill to audit the Federal Reserve. A GAO report from July 2011 ...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renew ban on assault rifles
Dear Editor: Since I am not a gun enthusiast my opinions on the subject of guns are personal. Studies have shown that the number of homicides in a country is directly in proportion to the number of...
Aug 17, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Easy way to save USPS
Dear Editor: As usual, we have the Republicans holding up a vote on the fate of the United States Postal Service's possible default based on a strict and ridiculous law passed in 2006 that forces t...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fund nonprofits with gambling taxes
Dear Editor: State money has dried up to support non-profits that educate and enlighten residents all over New York. This is the third year that state money, which is taxpayer money, has been unava...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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USA! USA! USA!
Dear Editor: Let me give the U.S. women’s gymnastic team kudos for a job well done! These women showed not only skill, but possess a tenacious spirit that was undaunted by the world's Olympic compe...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stand up and be counted
Dear Editor: If gays, lesbians and transgender people can come out of the closet and be accepted as part of mainstream America, so too can the 132,953 Queens and 123,213 Kings County registered Rep...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glad to see statue go
Dear Editor: I am pleased to know that there are efforts to remove the statue "Civic Virtue" from the prominent position it now holds at the corner of Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard in Kew Gar...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for library funding
Dear Editor: On behalf of all the Friends of Queens Library, we would like to thank Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Council for adopting a budget this year that saves our library and ...
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Stop the NRA to court
Dear Editor: The Colorado gun nut that killed at least 12 people and wounded 60 others did not act alone. He had an enabler: the National Rifle Association. James Holmes was able to purchase four a...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make us proud in 2012
Dear Editor: As the Summer Olympic Games begin later this week in London, we should wish our young Olympians from America the very best, and hope that they will bring home some medals, whether they...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun control isn’t the answer
Dear Editor: Piers Morgan and Michael Moore and Mayor Bloomberg all misrepresent the purpose of the Second Amendment. The mayor tells us it is for target practice, hunting and sportsmanship. Moore ...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free publicity for public advocate
Dear Editor: Does the New York City Charter assign any responsibilities to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio to generate petitions calling for Macy's restoration of future July 4th fireworks back to t...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nearly 50 prison officers were arrested in the southern US state of Georgia after authorities raided several penitentiaries in a crackdown on corruption and smugglingNearly 50 prison officers were arrested in the southern US state of Georgia Thursday after authorities raided several penitentiaries in a crackdown on corruption and smuggling. The officers are charged with a range of crimes, from accepting bribes to drug trafficking, according to John Horn, US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. A total of 46 corrections officers were arrested and two civilians and one prisoner were also charged during the operation which took place across nine prisons, he said.


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FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, Isidro Garcia talks with his attorney Charles Frisco as he appears on video during his arraignment at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Garcia stands trial on charges of rape, kidnapping and lewd acts on a child, in an Orange County courtroom on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Ken Steinhardt/The Orange County Register via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor urged jurors on Thursday to look beyond the appearance of a happy marriage in the case of a man charged with abducting and raping a 15-year-old girl who stayed with him for a decade.


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At least 49 inmates were killed in a Mexican prison brawl Thursday as rival groups fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in the overcrowded penitentiary, authorities said. Twelve others were injured during the "pitched battle" that lasted 30 to 40 minutes at the Topo Chico prison in the northern industrial city of Monterrey, said Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez. The fight erupted following a dispute over control of the prison between two rival members of the Zetas drug cartel, Rodriguez said.
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