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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 | 95 95 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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Evelyn J. Barrese
Evelyn J. Barrese passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 at the age 75. She was the beloved Wife of the late Emmanuel A. Barrese. Loving Mother of Robert Barrese. Dear Sister of Robert Guardia. Mass...
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Norma Stokes
Norma Stokes passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the age 91. Founder of Stokes Cards & Gifts, Maspeth, NY. She was the beloved Wife of the late Walter. Loving Mother of Walter (Chippy) Stoke...
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John A. Bongiorno
John A. Bongiorno passed away on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 at the age of 67. He was the beloved Husband of the late Annette E. Bongiorno. Loving Father of Ann- Marie R. Wolfe and Father-in-Law of D...
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Marie Olga Finocchiaro
Marie Olga Finocchiaro passed away on Thursday, April 07, 2011 at the age of 75. She was the beloved Wife of the late Joseph Finocchiaro. Loving Mother of Jeffrey Mackey, Jean A. Lebleu, Madeline L...
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Dominick Iannaci
Dominick Iannaci passed away on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at the age of 82. He was the Beloved Husband of the late Josephine. Loving Father of Margaret J. Iannaci. Cherished Son of the late Antonio a...
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Helen Bilicki
Helen Bilicki passed away on Friday, April 08, 2011 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. Loving Sister of Genevieve Puzzo. Cherished Aunt of Anthony Puzzo and Peter Thomas P...
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Vincent R. Cassidy
Vincent R. Cassidy passed away on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at the age of 92. He was the beloved Husband of the late Irene. Loving Father of Carol Koenig and Frank Cassidy and Father-in-Law of Michae...
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Marion Leschuk
Marion Leschuk passed away April 6th, 2011. Beloved Mother of Linda Griffith and Gary Leschuk. Loving Grandmother of Chris, Daniel, Natalie and Paul. Funeral Service at Transfiguration R.O. Church ...
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Joseph Konior
Joseph Konior passed away April 1st, 2011. Beloved Father of Joseph and Wife Eileen, Lorraine Christiansen and husband Michael, and Kathleen Huebl and husband George. Dear Brother of Eugene and wif...
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Joan M. Lyons
Joan M. Lyons passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the age of 77. She was the beloved Sister of Doris Russell Gonzales and the late Helen Dann and Sister-in-Law of Juan. Cherished Aunt of Kell...
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Luis A. Morales
Luis A. Morales passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the age of 71. He was the beloved Father of Miguel Espinoza, Mildred Espinoza and Ingrid Morales. Loving Grandfather of Matthew. Cherished U...
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzales and t...
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Michael Laterza
Michael Laterza passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the age of 87. He was the beloved Husband of the late Jessie. Loving Father of Rosemarie Bocchino and Father-in-Law of Vinnie. Cherished Gra...
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Kenneth P. Arcipowski
Kenneth P. Arcipowski passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the age of 66. Original Member of Randy & The Rainbows. Beloved Husband of Eileen. Loving Father of Kenny. Dear Brother of Joan Pid...
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Bertha Pryor
Bertha Pryor passed away on February 26, 2011 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Stanley Pryor. Loving Mother of Barbara Pryor. Dear Sister of Stella Harasimowicz. Mass of Chris...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Calverton, N.Y., Walter Yacoboski holds an auction guide featuring one of his comic books, "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, which features the Spider-Man character. Yacoboski bought the comic book as an investment in 1980 for $1,200. Some experts believe it could fetch $400,000 or more when it is sold at auction on Feb. 18. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman).CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) — Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment.


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Syrian residents look at the damage following reported rebel shelling in Aleppo's government-controlled neighbourhood of Suleimaniyeh, on February 14, 2016Hopes for a ceasefire taking hold in Syria this week dimmed Sunday as Turkey renewed its shelling of advancing Kurdish militants and Washington demanded Moscow end air strikes on rebels. Tensions over Syria have continued to mount despite the proposal from international powers in Munich on Friday for a "cessation of hostilities" within a week. Defying US and French calls, Turkey on Sunday carried out a second day of shelling on a Kurdish-Arab alliance advancing in northern Aleppo province, prompting condemnation from Syria's government.


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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pictured on February 9, 2016 in Ankara, told German Chancellor Angela Merkel Turkey "will not permit the PYD to carry out aggressive acts"Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, despite growing pressure on Ankara to stop the shelling. In telephone talks, Davutoglu told Merkel that Turkey "will not permit the PYD to carry out aggressive acts. Turkish artillery struck at targets of the PYD and its People's Protection Units (YPG) militia on both days of the weekend, while insisting that it was returning fire under the rules of engagement.


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