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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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, The August 13th issue included a letter from John Amato decrying the practice of teachers in New York City passing students who have not shown the proficiency to earn a promotion or di...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump’s arrogance
As predicted, the Trumpster’s campaign is beginning to unravel due to his arrogant nature and nasty comments. The Donald will soon find himself alone on the stump as more responsible Republicans di...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad advice
Dear Editor, Please know how important it is to close the retirement advice loophole. It is costing some older Americans up to 25 percent of their retirement savings. Still, some in Congress are co...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Betrayed by Trump
Dear Editor, Donald Trump's remarks regarding Megyn Kelly were over the line. Donald Trump says what's on his mind when he feels he is attacked, but in politics he forgets he should hold his tongue...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Failing students
Dear Editor, The recent story regarding how students are being granted a diploma, but have been receiving non-passing grades is absolutely outrageous. Why are teachers pressured to pass students wh...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fund the MTA
Dear Editor, It makes sense for MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast to ask New York City for additional financial assistance. The city passed a new $78.5 billion municipal budget that contained no signifi...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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What is pro-life?
Dear Editor: As a devout atheist, I am humbled by Benedictine nun Sister Joan Chittister's insight concerning abortion, as well as our Pope Francis' progressive, realistic views of individuals and ...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old-school GOP
Dear Editor, What do the following men have in common: President Eisenhower, President Nixon, President Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Godell, Bob Dole, Charles Percy, General Powell and even Ba...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hands off parkland
Dear Editor, On July 6, the Appellate Division Court ruled that part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park may not be used for a mall complex known as Willets West without state approval. This has been a...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The big Con (Ed)
Dear Editor, There are two things you can always count on. Summer comes every year and Con Ed is never prepared for it. Power outages during the recent heat wave prove that New Yorkers pay the high...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republican Empty Suits
Dear Editor, As the Republicans gear up for the debate this week, we still see the Trumpster ahead in the polls. It’s expected that he will bring his reality show loudmouth tactics to the debate, a...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad sport
Dear Editor, Hunting as a sport! What in the world is sporting about killing an animal for the shear joy of ceasing it's existence? Big and wild game hunting exemplified by our brave warrior dentis...
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Trump will dump himself
Dear Editor, It’s hard to believe that Donald Trump leads the Republican polls on who they favor for the next president, but he does. The only ones answering the poll must be the angry right-wing v...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taken for a ride
Dear Editor, Unless you relocated to Pluto, it's hard to ignore Uber's relentless barrage of lies to defend its car service under fire by our mayor and some City Council members. Let's start with U...
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Trumped-up charges
Dear Editor, I was appalled to read that presidential candidate Donald Trump dodged the Vietnam War. To serve one's country is a great honor. I myself served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transmission towers supplying power to the Kaesong Industrial Complex from South Korea, are seen on a foggy and rainy day after South Korea cut off power, in Paju, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Among the losers in the retaliatory sparring between the rival Koreas are residents who had been depending on a rarity in impoverished North Korea: a steady supply of water from the now-shuttered joint factory park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong.


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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - As many as 40,000 refugees have settled in camps at the Turkish border inside Syria in the latest wave of migration, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said on Friday, adding it was important to create a civilian settlement area there. Speaking to reporters on a visit to the Oncupinar refugee camp at the border, Akdogan said a diplomatic initiative was necessary with Russia and Syria to prevent new waves of migration, which would also impact on Europe. His comments were broadcast live on television. ...
2016-02-12 05:23:35 -0500

Kanye West spoke of his happiness in straddling the fashion world, saying that his dream is to be creative director of French fashion house Hermes in front of 15,000 at Madison Square GardenKanye West is many things: rap megastar, fashion designer, husband of Kim Kardashian. West unveiled his new album and latest fashion collection before a packed crowd at the massive arena in the most hyped event of fashion week in the Big Apple. The couple's daughter North and the rest of her family were also along for the ride, including Kim's sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian and supermodel half-sister Kendall Jenner.


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