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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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Wrong choice II
Dear Editor: As a Vietnam-era veteran who has been a resident of Queens for 36 years, and prior to that was born and raised in the Bronx, I can't believe the City Council would choose Melissa Mark-...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ban fraternities
Dear Editor: The hazing ordeal that killed a 19-year-old Baruch College freshman raises an alarm. A CUNY spokesman said "We have zero tolerance for hazing." Really? Than why does CUNY tolerate the ...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the 12 years
Dear Editor: Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming to the end of his term in office. He has served 12 years and his administration has had many ups and downs. But one thing is certain, he truly loved t...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support small biz
Dear Editor: "A bit of good news for small business" (In Our Opinion - December 12) should be continued the other 364 days a year beyond our Annual National Small Business Day held on the Saturday ...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freedom from choice
Dear Editor: Defending and debating the virtues of liberty and freedom in a world of entitlements, welfare and redistribution of wealth is an exercise in futility. Either knowingly or unwittingly, ...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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History corrected
Dear Editor: I read in your This Day in History last week that "On this date the pope crowned Napoleon emperor.” Sorry folks, not true! That was supposed to happen, but the little man took the crow...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents need access to child's social media
Dear Editor: Social media websites do not do enough to provide parents with the resources needed to monitor their child’s activities. Anything could happen to children on these sites, ranging from ...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give de Blasio a chance(llor)
Dear Editor: Bill de Blasio is being blasted for saying that his selection of schools chancellor will not be a "beauty contest.” What's the big deal? Why suspect the worst motives? By no means does...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos for work on airplane noise
Dear Editor: As a Queens resident who has had to deal with increased airplane noise in our borough, I’m writing to commend our local elected officials, specifically Congress members Steve Israel an...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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School vote disappointing
Dear Editor: How disappointing to learn that the City Council recently passed legislation to purchase the Keil Brothers Garden Center Business in Bayside for construction of a new school. Establish...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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The only good plan
Dear Editor: Reusing the former LIRR Queens Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) for transportation is the best plan. It will reunite north and south Queens and decrease travel times and increase investments ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support wind
Dear Editor: This Thanksgiving, New York’s wind energy has given us a lot to be grateful for. A new report by Environment New York, “Wind Power for a Cleaner America,” shows that wind energy in New...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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CPR in schools
Dear Editor: Cardiac arrest kills more than 360,000 people in our country every year. In 2001, my husband was one of them. Joel Drillings was only 56 years old when he died from cardiac arrest at h...
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A Prize for DOE
Dear Editor: Posting on their website the answers to an exam that students hadn't taken yet and being defensive about it while still demanding that the job security of teachers be linked to the wor...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help the homeless
Dear Editor: New York City's homeless problem has increased, especially among families, which I find most sad indeed. The shelter population has reached record levels not seen since the Great Depre...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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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. ...
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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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A UN armored vehicle patrols in BamakoSuspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. peacekeepers' base in the northern Mali town of Kidal on Friday, killing several people and wounding others, a spokesman for the separatist Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) told Reuters. "There is gunfire and mortar fire against the MINUSMA (U.N. peacemaking mission) camp. It is an attack by the Islamists, apparently involving a suicide car bomb," said CMA spokesman Radouane Ag Mohamed Aly.


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