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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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City needs to step up environmental education
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Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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What I Saw At The Revolution (With a Nod to Peggy Noonan)
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What’s Good for Business is Bad for the Country
Recent polls are saying that most of the Republican’s surveyed like Donald Trump and Ben Carson because they are business people and outsiders. Be afraid, be very afraid if they ever win the office...
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Recepta gets first stakes score in G3 Noble Damsel
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Make participatory budgeting mandatory
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What Possesses Politicians To Steal?
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End 421A and Build New Sensible Public Housing
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Debunking the 5 Big Myths about WordPress
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A Harlem Reverend and the NYC Job Creation Gap
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Not the best plan, but NYCHA needs help
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Continuing What Lincoln Began
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Parade violence part of a larger issue
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Saying goodbye to a good public servant
Former Queens Councilman Al Stabile was laid to rest last week. For those of us who knew him, Al was a larger-than-life personality. From when I first met him when I was Little Leaguer in the early...
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How Can Gambling Be an Addiction?
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Time to roll out the welcome mat for Walmart
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, joined at left by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks to reporters as they leave a closed-door briefing for senators on the Zika virus, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. President Barack Obama has proposed $1.8 billion to combat the Zika virus which is spreading rapidly through Latin America and is suspected of causing a devastating birth defect — babies born with abnormally small heads. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain are emerging as researchers report finding an extremely abnormal brain in a fetus whose mother suffered Zika symptoms at the end of the first trimester while she was living in Brazil.


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Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo, participates in a panel discussion at the 2015 Fortune Global Forum in San FranciscoBy Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc announced Wednesday it will lay off 107 employees in the first of what is expected to be more than 1,500 job cuts. The layoffs take effect April 11 and affected employees received 60-day advance notice of the move, Yahoo said in a notice filed with the California Employment Development Department. The layoffs were spread across a range of departments and job titles.


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Ferguson mayor James Knowles III looks out at the crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after the Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified consent decree with the United States Department of Justice during a meeting in Ferguson, Mo. It is unclear if the Department of Justice will accept the modified version of the consent decree Ferguson passed. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.


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