blog roll
our featured bloggers
What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 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 | 31 31 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 | 34 34 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 | 38 38 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 | 90 90 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 | 124 124 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 | 135 135 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 | 195 195 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 | 241 241 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 | 257 257 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...

more blogs

opinion
Wide Open Spaces
Strictly Stasi
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Build it and they will come
Op-Ed
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cuomo needs to get tough on teacher evaluations
In Our Opinion
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Obama, Health Care and Catholics
Strictly Stasi
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
No money to retire – a crisis in the making
Op-Ed
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ticker-tape parade not what it used to be
In Our Opinion
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
No money to retire – a crisis in the making
Op-Ed
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Gary Carter, An Unfinished Life
Strictly Stasi
Feb 01, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Has Local To National Merit
The legendary Forest Hills Tennis Stadium was almost sold for development, but now it is steps closer to being preserved. On January 5, 2012, the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and Clubhouse, and othe...
Feb 01, 2012 | 14 14 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Animal personalities
I have noticed that some people love talking about animal behavior. Often, once folks learn that I work at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo and am someone who appreciates animals, the...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Redistricting needs to be nonpartisan
In Our Opinion
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bloomberg needs to sign parking legislation
In Our Opinion
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
And Then There Were Four
Strictly Stasi
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Did Cuomo steal Bloomberg's thunder?
It looks like time may be running out for the state's teachers unions and their fight against a performance evaluation system. In his budget presentation on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined ...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A.D.D. and People Who Don't Have It
Strictly Stasi
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Miami Heat center Chris Bosh passes around the defense of Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe during an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich. Bosh says he will have further exams on his strained right calf when he returns to Miami, trying to determine the extent of the problem. Bosh was with teammates for the Eastern Conference All-Star practice Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, but will not play in Sunday's game. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)TORONTO (AP) — All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem.


2016-02-13 17:07:55 -0500

Becky Hammon seen courtside at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Ricoh Coliseum on Friday, February 12, 2016, in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Ryan Emberley/Invision/AP)TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):


2016-02-13 17:06:39 -0500

A member of the Syrian government forces patrols on the northern outskirts of the embattled city of Aleppo on February 11, 2016Turkey's military hit Kurdish and Syrian regime targets Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, a state-run news agency reported, as Ankara mulled joint ground assault with Saudi troops. Anatolia, quoting a military source, said the armed forces shelled Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) targets around the town of Azaz, and also responded to regime fire on a Turkish military guard post in Turkey's southern Hatay region. There were no further details on the nature of the Turkish strikes but they probably involved artillery fire from tanks.


2016-02-13 17:05:57 -0500