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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 | 23 23 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 | 26 26 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 | 28 28 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 | 32 32 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 | 85 85 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 | 119 119 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 | 130 130 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 | 190 190 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 | 238 238 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 | 253 253 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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Pothead drivers?
Dear Editor, With respect to any bills that would legalize recreational marijuana similar to alcohol with state regulation and sales taxes, I believe is the most stupid policy ever proposed in ligh...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No mercy
Dear Editor, Euric Cain was arrested for raping a woman then making her companion perform oral sex on him. Two days prior to his arrest he attempted to kidnap a young woman, but 25-year-old Peter G...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go GOP
Dear Editor, The debate between the Republican candidates for president was very lively but also very serious, with all of them speaking very bluntly as to how they would deal with ISIS, Russia, an...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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End immigration
Dear Editor, Regarding Phil Orenstein's 12/10 letter, Congressman Gregory Meeks' claim that we "have the strongest refugee vetting program in the world" is insane. If our screening is so tough, why...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fitting honor
Dear Editor, Last Friday, the corner of 222th Street and 92nd Avenue was renamed “Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way.” Here is an officer who gave his life for the City of New York. By the age of ...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nowhere train
Dear Editor, "Scoping new airtrain route" (Photo - December 10th edition) was little more than a great photo op for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Jeffrion Jeffrion Aubry. Pr...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No progress
Dear Editor, It is now three years since deranged gunman Adam Lanza invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 26 innocent children and adults. This horrendous tragedy sparked an en...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to Koo
Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident of Flushing, I would like to commend my Councilman Peter Koo. In his official response to the city's draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed rezonin...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out of touch
Dear Editor, Our Queens representatives oppose the refugee bill, aka the America SAFE Act, which puts additional safeguards into place for screening Syrian refugees in order to prevent the threat o...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reopen Woodhaven
Dear Editor, The ongoing debate between bringing Select Bus Service (SBS) to Woodhaven Boulevard, reintroduction of Long Island Rail Road service on the abandoned Rockaway line, or most recently ex...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pure gold
Dear Editor, Middle Village’s Linda Czerwinski always put her best foot forward in giving a helpful hand at the Queens Borough Public Library’s Maspeth branch. Daniel Finger, her replacement, has i...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep ban on oil
Dear Editor, On Wednesday, House lawmakers approved an amendment to the House energy package that will lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. I am disappointed, yet again, to see the House vote...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zero Vision
Dear Editor, It seems the Mayor has an ambitious Vision Zero plan where the Department of Transportation is constructing pedestrian plazas, traffic-calming measures and bike lanes, but forgot a ver...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bikers beware
Dear Editor: I am writing to alert bikers of the deadly danger upon approaching the Briarwood boondoggle of the Kew Gardens Interchange Project on Queens Boulevard, either going east towards the so...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Write a letter
Dear Editor, December 7 is National Letter Writing Day. Surveys reveal that the letters to the editor is one of the most widely read and popular sections of any newspaper. Weekly newspapers offer r...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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ATLANTA (AP) — A former transgender inmate who had complained that she didn't get adequate treatment for her gender identity condition has settled a lawsuit against Georgia prison officials.
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A man wave American flag from atop a car at the Narrows roadblock, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The last four occupiers of a Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon surrendered Thursday. The holdouts were the last remnants of a larger group that seized the wildlife refuge nearly six weeks ago, demanding that the government turn over the land to locals and release two ranchers imprisoned for setting fires. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLAS VEGAS (AP) — Right fight; wrong strategy.


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A relative of an inmate waits outside the Topo Chico prison in the northern city of Monterrey on February 11, 2016Authorities found dozens of knives, cocaine and flat-screen televisions at the Mexican prison where a brawl killed 49 inmates, officials said Friday, highlighting the control drug cartels hold over many penitentiaries. The battle at the Topo Chico prison in the northern industrial city of Monterrey was triggered by a power struggle between rival leaders of the Zetas gang, authorities said. After reclaiming control following Thursday's pre-dawn riot, authorities found half a kilogram of marijuana, 23 doses of crack cocaine, 30 doses of cocaine, 120 makeshift blades, 80 knives, 60 hammers, 400 lighters, 16 USB sticks, 10 MP3 players, and two 67-inch (170-centimeter) televisions, Rodriguez said.


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