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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 | 31 31 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 | 35 35 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 | 39 39 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 | 41 41 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 | 92 92 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 | 127 127 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 | 139 139 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 | 199 199 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 | 244 244 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 | 262 262 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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Slow down on TPP
Dear Editor: Both the procedure and the content of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are flawed and should be rejected. The “Fast-Track” advocated by President Barack Obama and the Repub...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Un-fare criticism
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is hypocritical ("Not your average morning commute" - Pol Position, April 16). The problem with mass transit is finding the $15 billion to fully fund the proposed ...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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F up or F down?
Dear Editor: It is hard to discern in Mr. Manago's April 16th letter "Briarwood Blues in F" if he is for or against an MTA decision to change the name of the F line and evening E subway station fro...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clear choice
Dear Editor: There are some people who don't support Hillary Clinton for numerous "reasons." I personally hope Elizabeth Warren runs. However, there is one thing that will make me vote for Hillary ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it!
Dear Editor: National Pot Day on April 20 made sense. Consumption of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is part of mainstream America, transcending generations. Creative entrepreneurs ...
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Solar shining bright
Dear Editor: We already think of cities as centers of business, fashion, and the arts. Now, thanks to a nationwide solar energy boom, cities are increasingly becoming centers for clean energy produ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sustainable eating
Dear Editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sust...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support equal pay for women
Dear Editor: Elected officials across New York State - and the country – are declaring April 14 as Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 when the wages paid to American women catch up to the wages paid to...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Briarwood Blues in F
Dear Editor: I am just so elated about the news of the name change of the F line subway station from “Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd.” to simply “Briarwood” that I will consider penning a tune, “Briarwood...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul the real choice
Dear Editor: Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is the best GOP candidate for president. He polls first with under 30, first time and independent voters. All three are critical in building a win...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civic loss
Dear Editor: A good friend of our community passed away recently. Maryalice Broussard lived in Auburndale for decades and was vice president of the Auburndale Improvement Association. She was very ...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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No 'fare'
Dear Editor: To re-phrase an old adage, whatever goes up must rise even higher. The MTA's new fare & toll hikes are a perfect example.We keep paying more and getting less, but how much of our money...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Fare' share
Dear Editor: "Time for state, not riders, to pay" (In Our Opinion - March 26) is partially correct concerning finding the money to make things happen. It is a four-way dance between riders, city, s...
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You did it!
Dear Editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have agreed on a budget for fiscal year 2016. Thanks to your support, overall funding to libraries across New York State has increased! ...
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We need more cops
Dear Editor: Police Commissioner Bill Bratton denies the fact he had an argument with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris over hiring more police officers in the upcoming city budget. In my opinion it doe...
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FILE - This photo provided by courtesy of Open Road Films shows, Rachel McAdams, from left, as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll, in a scene from the film, "Spotlight." Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, that was held in Los Angeles and New York. (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films via AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.


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Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine hoists the trophy after winning the basketball slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.


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Sea ice around Antarctica is increasing, in contrast to the Arctic where global warming is causing ice to melt and glaciers to shrinkSome 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study. The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 square kilometres (38.6 square miles), grounded in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010, the researchers from Australia and New Zealand wrote in the Antarctic Science journal. The Adelie penguin population at the bay's Cape Denison was measured to be about 160,000 in February 2011 but by December 2013 it had plunged to an estimated 10,000, they said.


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