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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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 | 44 44 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 | 96 96 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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 | 246 246 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 | 263 263 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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Zero chance
Dear Editor, Watching the recent Republican candidates debate reminded me of the movie Animal House. The late comedian John Belushi's character Bluto graduated Faber College with a 0.0 grade point ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's our branch?
Dear Editor, Why does the Queens Public Library spend $30 million for a new Far Rockaway branch while ignoring a Kew Gardens Hills branch way behind schedule for re-opening? The branch at Vleigh Pl...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advice for Hillary
Dear Editor: Like or dislike, Trump he earns support by speaking without regard to anything other than what he believes. He is truly refreshing by leaving no question as to his beliefs and thoughts...
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Egg pledge a small step
Dear Editor, The pledge by McDonald's to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing the staggering suffering endured by millions of birds. Hatcheries that annually supply 200 mil...
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LPC not a solution
Dear Editor, In its effort to obtain city Landmark status, the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association is again asking homeowners to express their support in favor of landmark designation. This re...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspect the trees
Dear Editor, The recent incident in Bryant Park in which a tree fell and injured five people is yet another wakeup call for citywide inspections of all park and curbside trees. There may be many tr...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Target gun makers
Dear Editor, The shooting of a Cuomo aide during the West Indian Day Parade drove home the constant risk of gun violence facing all of us. Even though we have some of the toughest gun laws of any s...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eat a burger
Dear Editor, Why not participate in National Cheeseburger Day on September 18? Ignore all health food police rants about how unhealthy hamburgers are. Treat yourself and go to your favorite fast fo...
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Trump changes his tune
Dear Editor, Music has always accompanied campaigns to both schmooze, amuse and enthuse watchers, as well as an introduction theme for purposes of gathering support. Neil Young rejected the nebulou...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering Frank
Dear Editor, It was with sadness that I heard about the passing of Frank Skala, Bayside’s unique champion. I served on Community Board 11 for many years with Frank. During that long period of time,...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Improving the Q44
Dear Editor, Regarding your August 13th article on steps to improve Q44 bus service, another way to make that bus line faster and more efficient would be to restore the Q74 the MTA eliminated a few...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Light rail or LIRR?
Dear Editor, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's "Light rail could revolutionize travel in the outer borough" op-ed (August 10) sounds great on paper. As always, the devil in the details that don't ex...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Right to bare?
Dear Editor, Doesn't it show you how crazy we've become when we are more concerned about baring breasts than we are about bearing arms? Sincerely, Stew Frimer Forest Hills
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Considering Iran
Dear Editor, What is right and what is wrong? Seemingly an easy question, but in reality is quite difficult. For the answer is too often predicated upon one’s ambitions and personal preferences. Th...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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One library missing
Dear Editor, Regarding your August 6th article, "$14 million allocated to Queens libraries," while the Queens Public Library system has improved since the firing of Tom Galante, much more needs to ...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A superfluity of nuns wave to Pope Francis from the base of the Angel of Independence monument, as he rides past on his way to visit a children's hospital, before calling it a day, in Mexico City, Mexico, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. On Monday, Francis will travel to Mexico's poorest and least Catholic region, the southern indigenous state of Chiapas. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):


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People queue at a polling station in Bangui to vote in the Central African Republic second round of the presidential and legislative elections on February 14, 2016Election officials began counting ballots Sunday after the Central African Republic voted in delayed legislative elections and a presidential run-off it hopes will bring peace after the worst sectarian violence since independence in 1960. "For the first time we have a true opportunity to turn our backs on war," said Paterne, a voter in his 40s, as he queued at a polling station in the capital Bangui. The two men in the close presidential race are both former prime ministers who have campaigned on promises to restore security and boost the economy in the mineral-rich but chronically unstable and impoverished country.


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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University students working on a video project sparked reports of armed men near the student union on Sunday, leading to a lockdown of about an hour at ASU's Jonesboro campus.
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