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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 230 230 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 | 245 245 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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Streetcar just part of transit solution
In last week's State of the City address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that $2.5 billion would be set aside to create a Brooklyn-Queens waterfront streetcar. And yet, even after the investment, m...
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UFT president misguided in charters attack
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City-Subsidized Development Should Pay PRevailing Wage
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Planning for The Golden Years
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City needs to get on board with new precinct
New York City needs to fund a new police precinct in eastern Queens so the police officers of the 105th Precinct are no longer stretched too thin. It's been an issue of paramount importance for the...
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Enough Already With #‎OscarsSoWhite
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Stock Market Tips: Don’t Feed The Bear
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City made right decision to keep schools open
The second the forecast even hints at snow, the first thing on every child and parent's mind immediately becomes whether or not there will be school. On Monday, after a historic blizzard buried New...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A streetcar name desire
The Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, who want to construct a waterfront street car route connecting various neighborhoods between Astoria and Sunset Park, have a great deal to learn. It ta...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cancer Patients Don't Need Hope Taken From Them
Dr. Paul Chapman of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has seen the power of new cancer medicines firsthand. He recently prescribed a new therapy that shrank his patient's tumor so fast it actu...
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Building off the death of 421-a
While both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio lament the loss of the 421-a program, the tax break that is intended to pave the way for affordable housing, it's now the time to focus on ...
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Buckle up for some bumpy times commuters
As with most major announcements, there's a good and bad with everything. While some of the news from Governor Andrew Cuomo's press conference on MTA upgrades last week will be a positive for commu...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ciut meat from your diet in 2016
The new year is finally here and if you're like most people, you are really ready for a change. The past few months of holiday frenzy and celebration have most likely left you feeling sluggish, run...
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Medical Insurance Is Expensive
I felt like my insurance company wanted me out of healthcare when I received my new premium information for 2016. I paid over $1,600 a month for my wife and I to have medical insurance in 2015. Las...
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How will rising interest rates affect the sale of my home?
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NASA handout of an artist's rendering of an outburst on a ultra-magnetic neutron star, also called a magnetarBy Will Dunham and Scott Malone WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists said on Thursday they have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. The researchers said they detected gravitational waves coming from two black holes - extraordinarily dense objects whose existence also was foreseen by Einstein - that orbited one another, spiraled inward and smashed together. The scientific milestone, announced at a news conference in Washington, was achieved using a pair of giant laser detectors in the United States, located in Louisiana and Washington state, capping a long quest to confirm the existence of these waves.


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US actor George Clooney attends a press conference for the film "Hail, Caesar!" screened as opening film of the 66th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin on February 11, 2016George Clooney said he would meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and asylum-seekers about Europe's refugee crisis as he opened the Berlin film festival Thursday. Clooney, an activist for many humanitarian causes whose new movie "Hail, Caesar!" by the Coen brothers is kicking off the 11-day cinema showcase, said he wanted to hear how he could use his star power to lend a hand. "I'm having a meeting with Angela Merkel tomorrow to talk about and ask what messages and what things we can do... to help," said Clooney, who is in town with his wife Amal, a Lebanese-born human rights lawyer.


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U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in WashingtonFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday amid an ongoing meltdown in global equity markets and growing skepticism that the U.S. central bank can carry out its long-planned pivot to "normal" monetary policy. Yellen repeated to the Senate Banking Committee the testimony she delivered on Wednesday to a House of Representatives committee, putting a brave face on the U.S. economic recovery while acknowledging that a weakened global economy and steep slide in U.S. equity markets is tightening financial conditions faster than the Fed wants. Yellen warned on Wednesday that the rout, if proven to be "persistent," could change the U.S. economic outlook - and by implication the Fed's policy plans.


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