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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 78 78 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 182 182 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 | 231 231 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 | 246 246 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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Lucy Cipriano
Lucy Cipriano passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the loving sister of the late Nancy Ferrara, Anna Bonventre, Jennie Catarina, Jack, Thomas and Vincent Cipriano. She ...
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Joseph D. Mendolia
Joseph D. Mendolia passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved husband of Melody. He was the loving father of Marcy and Matthew. He was the cherished son of Rose. ...
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Anthony Kozakiewicz
Anthony Kozakiewicz passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the age of 82. He was the loving brother of the late John, Frances, Joseph, Sr. Eustelle and Francis. He was the cherished uncle of A...
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Lucy Triolo
Lucy Triolo passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the beloved mother of Patricia Walter. She was the loving sister of Marie Zelensky. She was the dear aunt of numerous n...
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James T. Kenefick
James T. Kenefick, formerly of Yorkville, passed away on Sunday, October, 17, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband of Loretta. He was the loving father of John, and Laura Graver and th...
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Catherine O'Flaherty Martin
Catherine O'Flaherty Martin 5-5-11 to 10-24-06 Four years and a thousand tears; if they could tell a story it would be how much we miss you and love you, but that is nothing new. All we have is mem...
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Denis J. Butler
Denis J. Butler (July 26, 1927-October 14, 2010) Denis J. Butler, a lifelong resident of Astoria, NY and a retired member of the New York State Legislature passed away on October 14. He is survived...
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Anna G. Meli
Anna G. Meli passed away on Saturday, October 16 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael. She was the loving mother of the late Annette Bongiorno. She was the cherished grand...
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Angelo J. Savignano
Angelo J. Savignano passed away on Friday, October 15 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Susan. He was the loving father of John. He was the cherished grandfather of Suzanne. He was th...
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Helen Kiszeniuk
Helen Kiszeniuk passed away on Thursday, October 14 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late George. She was the loving mother of Barbara Hawkinson and Linda Frawley and mother-in-law...
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Anthony DeServio
Anthony DeServio passed away on Wednesday, October 13 at the age of 90. He was the beloved husband of the late Angelina. He was the loving father of Margaret Bianchi and the late Anthony DeServio a...
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Susana Gonzalez
Susana Gonzalez passed away on Wednesday, October 13, at the age of 61. She was the beloved wife of Joaquin. She was the loving mother of Aldo, Milton and Claudio. She was the cherished grandmother...
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Lillian Vertuccio
Lillian Vertuccio passed away on Monday, October 11 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas. She was the loving mother of Marie Ziccardi, Louise Vertuccio and Vincent Vertuc...
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Rose Vitale
Rose Vitale passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of Salvatore D. She was the loving mother of Rosemarie Custini, Debbie Cannistraro, Michael Vitale and...
Oct 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Magdalena Soley
Magdalena Soley passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 72. She was the beloved wife of Jaime. She was the beloved mother of Magda DeSimone and Jaime Soley. She was the cherished grand...
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Twitter, which has never earned a profit, said its loss in the past quarter narrowed to $90.2 million from $125 million a year earlierTwitter shares skidded to all-time lows Thursday after its quarterly update failed to ease concerns that the messaging platform's growth initiatives are sputtering. At the end of the official trading day on Wall Street, Twitter shares were down 4.47 percent to $14.31, extending their long decline and dropping to the lowest closing price since the social network group went public in 2013. Excluding those who follow Twitter using text messaging, the user base declined slightly to 305 million from 307 million in the previous quarter.


2016-02-11 16:51:02 -0500

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks to reporters outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz has campaigned against government spying on law-abiding citizens, but his campaign is testing the limits with personal data from his supporters. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.


2016-02-11 16:47:54 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A utility says it has stopped the leak from a ruptured well that gushed massive amounts of natural gas near Los Angeles for 16 weeks.
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