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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 | 17 17 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 | 19 19 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 | 23 23 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 | 27 27 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 | 80 80 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 | 114 114 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 | 125 125 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 | 185 185 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 | 249 249 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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Edna “Jerry” Graver
Edna “Jerry” Graver passed away on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at the age of 95. Beloved mother of David (Yogi) Graver, mother-in-law of Laura, Cherished grandmother of Jenny & Jose, Stephanie, Cassi...
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Virginia Zapata
Virginia Zapata passed away on Friday, February 05, 2016 at the age of 96. Beloved Wife of the late Ramon Zapata. Loving Mother of Mirna Rodriguez and Judith Zapata. Cherished Grandmother of Lope, ...
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Joan C. Dougherty
Joan C. Dougherty passed away on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at the age of 72. Beloved Wife of Daniel P. Dougherty. Loving Sister of the late Henry Timmerman. Cherished Aunt of Joyce, Henry, Kurt,...
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Nilsa Carofiglio
Nilsa Carofiglio passed away on Saturday, February 06, 2016 at the age of 83. Life-long resident of Maspeth and Elementary School Teacher for the NYC Department of Education. Beloved Wife of Victor...
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Jacek Paluch
Jacek Paluch passed away on Sunday, February 07, 2016 at the age of 57. Beloved Husband of Irene Paluch. Loving Father of Dominika Paluch, Kamil Paluch and Magdalena Paluch. Dear Brother of Ivona B...
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Tara L. Terzakos
Tara L. Terzakos passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the age of 26. Beloved Daughter of Judy and Minas Terzakos. Loving Sister of Ann Marie (Joseph), Stephanie, Brittany and Melissa. Cheris...
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Adriana Crivici
Adriana Crivici passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 47. Beloved Daughter of Maria and the late Mario Crivici. Loving fiancé of Mike Depante. Dear Sister of Patrizia Martingano a...
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Mildred Pavlik
Mildred Pavlik passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of the late John E. Pavlik. Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Funeral Services were held on Mon...
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Harold L. Wilken
Harold L. Wilken of Ridgewood N.Y. passed away on January 14, 2016 at the age of 82. Mr. Wilken was retired from American Airlines at J.F.K. He was the beloved husband of Constance (nee Flynn). Dev...
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Christian Schlottmann
Christian Schlottmann of Ridgewood N.Y. passed away on January 29, 2016 at the age of 84. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion. Devoted father of Grayce Schulz, Daryl, Doryce Smith Steven,...
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William R. Van Vort
William R. Van Vort passed away on January 23rd, 2016 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of 53 years of Geraldine (nee Brenkert). Loving Father of William & Wife Cynthia of Long Beach and James & Wi...
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Santa Panico
Santa Panico passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Edward Panico. Loving Mother of Dennis A. Panico and the late Frank Panico and Mother-in...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Laginestra
Michael Laginestra passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of Ann Laginestra. Loving Father of Barbara Volpe and the late Michael R. Laginestra. Cherished Grandfat...
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Ines Gutierrez
Ines Gutierrez passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Domingo Gutierrez. Loving Mother of Sara Gutierrez. Private Cremation was held on Tuesday January...
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Mary Olszewski
Mary Olszewski passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Ted Olszewski. Loving Mother of Richard Olszewski and Ellen State and Mother-in-Law of Norma and J...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2013, file photo, Joshua trees display unusually abundant booms in the Cima Dome area of the Mojave National Preserve. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect this preserve to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. Obama, in California this week for a fund-raising swing, plan to make the announcement Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 (David DanelskiThe Press-Enterprise via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.


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By Stefanie McIntyre HONG KONG, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A decade after taking up the sport because she liked her father's outfit, Hong Kong's Ng On Yee finds herself on the brink of snooker history as she embarks on a mission to reach the main draw of the men's world championships. Reanne Evans made an unsuccessful bid to achieve the feat last year and Ng, who ended the Englishwoman's 10-year reign as world champion in April, will have to beat three men to get through qualifying in Sheffield, England in April. "When my coach told me this was a possibility I was very excited to compete in this best tournament," Ng told Reuters TV.
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A protester holds a mock missing person notice for Lee Bo, one of five Hong Kong booksellers from Mighty Current publishing house to go missing, as they walk towards China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong on January 3, 2016Britain said Friday a Hong Kong bookseller believed detained by China was "involuntarily removed to the mainland", in its strongest comments yet on a case that has rocked the city amid fears its promised freedoms are being eroded. The disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, was a "serious breach" of an agreement signed with Beijing before the city was handed back to China in 1997, said foreign secretary Philip Hammond in a new report. There are still question marks over what has happened to Lee, 65, the only publisher to have disappeared from Hong Kong.


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