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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 | 27 27 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 | 30 30 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 89 89 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 | 123 123 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 | 134 134 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 | 194 194 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 | 240 240 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 | 256 256 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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Dear Editor: Cristen Dale, 21, severely beat little Ethan Ali with a belt because he refused to do a spelling lesson. Ethan was three years old. Ethan had belt buckle welts all over his body. Ethan...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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We were 'Kings' once
Dear Editor: The recent election between outgoing Kings County GOP Chairperson Crain Eaton and State Senator Marty Golden for control of the party was the equivalent of two hyenas fighting over the...
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Help a veteran
Dear Editor, Military service organizations are teaming up with Walmart to support veterans through an initiative called Greenlight a Vet. It is designed to help veterans and their families transit...
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Schumer's stand
Dear Editor, In a letter you recently ran, I urged Obama to use the Pentagon's purchasing power to pressure gun makers to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. It looks like Senator Chuck Schumer h...
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Opposing views
Dear Editor, How incredibly inconsistent can our own government possibly be? First, one branch of the Federal government says that for the third time in history, senior citizens and people with dis...
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The right stuff
Dear Editor, GOP opponents are saying Hillary Clinton is coldly calculating, doesn't talk about emotion, careful, too polished and thinks too much; all the qualities you need to lead the most power...
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Fine season
Dear Editor, The Mets, even though losing to the Royals in the World Series, had a tremendous season and really played excellent baseball. Manager Terry Collins did an excellent job, as well as cap...
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Grand ol' days
Dear Editor, There is even more to the recent passing of former councilman Thomas Ognibene, whose death comes just weeks after the passing of another former councilman, Alfonse Stabile. During the ...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out-'Fox'ed
Dear Editor, "Former CIA Operative" Wayne Simmons has appeared on FOX News since 2002 as a guest commentator. He regularly trashed President Obama, praised the Bush administration and used his CIA ...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stick to brains
Dear Editor, What a Republican presidential lineup indeed do we have? Seems more like an episode of Saturday Night Live than a serious contest for the future presidency of the United States; fright...
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No plea bargains
Dear Editor, Officer Randolph Holder is the fourth cop to die from gun violence in one year. Their deaths result from the flow of weapons from firearms-friendly states into our city and a plea-barg...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing a librarian
Dear Editor, Accolades are in order for Linda Czerwinski, one of the Queens Borough Public Library’s most valued, knowledgeable and indefatigable employees. She’s moved from the system’s Maspeth br...
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Meat Industry Is Scary
Dear Editor, I was never scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween this Saturday night. What really used to scare me was the meat industry. This is the ...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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No respect
Dear Editor: Today, it seems words such as "excuse me", "I am sorry" and "thank you" no longer exist in anybody's vocabulary. It used to be that if you held the door open for somebody or gave up yo...
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No moderates
Dear Editor, Former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the Democratic Party Presidential Primary debate that "it is our job to rein in the excesses of capitalism." This theme wa...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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UN peacekeepers from Burkina Faso patrol on election day in TimbuktuBy Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra BAMAKO (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal with mortars and machine guns on Friday, killing three peacekeepers and wounding 30, United Nations and separatist sources said. The attack is a fresh sign of instability in the desert region that is home to Islamist groups including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who have staged increasingly bold raids in recent months and have targeted the U.N. base several times. "At about 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) the MINUSMA base in Kidal was the target of a complex attack which, according to provisional figures, caused the death of three blue helmets and around 30 wounded," Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Mali representative of the U.N. secretary general, said in a statement.


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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier briefs the media prior to the Syria talks in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don't have forever to implement the deal


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Egyptian doctors demonstrate in front of the Doctors Union in CairoThousands of Egyptian doctors demonstrated in Cairo on Friday in a rare protest at what rights groups call police impunity after two doctors were alleged to have been assaulted in a hospital in the city last month. The Egyptian Medical Syndicate held an emergency meeting on Friday and called for the prosecution of police officers involved in the alleged assault in Matariya, a district of northern Cairo. Protests involving thousands of people on the streets of Cairo have become rare since a strict law was passed allowing for jail sentences of up to seven years for those participating in demonstrations without prior police approval.


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