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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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Guisto A. Faucetta
Guisto A. Faucetta passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 98. He was the beloved husband of the late Julia. He was the loving uncle of JoAnn DiStefano. A private cremation was held...
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Nubar Kehyaian
Nubar Kehyaian passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 71. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary. He was the loving father of Richard Kehyaian and father-in-law of Darlene. He...
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Salvatore M. DiLuca
Salvatore M. DiLuca passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the age of 72. He was the beloved husband of Rosa. He was the loving father of Mariela DiLuca, Natale DiLuca and Jacqueline DeSena. He ...
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Stella Mentel
Stella Mentel passed away on October 5, 2010. She was the beloved mother of Patricia Gallo and Joan Norris. She was the dear sister of Helen Augustyn. She was the cherished grandmother of Nicole, M...
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William "Bill" John Kaiser
William "Bill" John Kaiser A Memorial Service celebrating the life of William “Bill” John Kaiser 75, of Ormond Beach was celebrated on Saturday, September 11, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Prince of Peace ...
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Michael P. Stelmok
Memorial Remembrance Notice In Memory of Michael P. Stelmok of Rego Park, September 26 2010,the First Anniversary of his passing. He is remembered by his beloved mother, Theresa Stelmok and dear co...
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vasili Agnos
Vasili Agnos passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of Virginia. He was the loving father of Catherine and Artemis Hatzinikolaou and father-in-law of...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Buchalski
Mary Buchalski passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the age of 97. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanislaus. She was the loving mother of Carole Golis and Stephen T. Bush and the mot...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anna C. Pfister
Anna C. Pfister of Middle Village passed away on September 18, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the devoted aunt of Cathy Connolly and Joseph Pfister, the late Carol Cashes. She was the dear great au...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fred Endres III
Fred Endres III passed away on August 2, 2010. A Mass of The Angels will be offered for Freddy Endres on September 29, 2010 at 7:30pm at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Ridgewood. All ar...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oscar Cifuentes
Oscar Cifuentes of Ridgewood passed away on September 19, 2010 at the age of 69. He was the beloved husband of Rosa. He was the devoted father of Gustave, Jacqueline and George. He is survived by o...
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Charles Schnell
Charles Schnell passed away on September 5, 2010 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Nee)Bauer. He was the dear brother of Betty Kidd and Patricia Hirt and the dear brother-in...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ann Felurew
Ann Felurew of Middle Village passed away on August 15, 2010 at the age of 70. She was the beloved sister of the late Leo. She is also survived by many friends. Services were held at Hess-Miller Fu...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Krzysztof Kuc
Krzysztof Kuc passed away on August 19, 2010 at the age of 54. He was the dear brother of Jolanta Faryna. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home on Saturday September 18, 2010. Cremation...
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Helen Bobko
Helen Bobko of Forest Hills, NY passed away on September 16, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the devoted aunt of Mark Zavatsky. Services were held at Hell-Miller Funeral Home. Interment followed at ...
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Drake stands in front of Canada's bench before the Celebrity Game, part of NBA basketball's All-Star weekend, in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Friday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):


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By Jim Urquhart BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - The cost of the six-week standoff in rural Oregon that ended peacefully on Thursday will likely cost millions of dollars, with local and state agencies looking to the federal government - and the arrested occupiers - to shoulder the bulk of the bills. The total outlay may not be known for weeks or months, but the remote location of the occupation, at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the eastern part of the state, combined with the complexity of the law enforcement response, suggest a costly operation, said Brian Levin, a criminal justice expert at California State University San Bernardino. Oregon Governor Kate Brown is seeking up to $1 million from the state legislature to offset expenditures by counties and towns, and said the state in turn would seek reimbursement from the federal government.   Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBI’s criminal investigative division, said while the FBI will pay for its own personnel, the state of Oregon and the affected counties will likely be expected to cover their own costs.
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Pope Francis, center, greets youth dressed in traditional Mexican outfits as he's escorted by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, behind, and first lady Angelica Rivera, upon arrival to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is in Mexico for a week-long visit. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)HAVANA (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):


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