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 | 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 | 77 77 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 | 181 181 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...

more blogs

opinion
Roger Goodell’s “Pete Rozelle” Moment
STRICTLY STASI
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A Bankrupt Approach to Medical Bankruptcy
This year, a whopping 1.25 million Americans are expected to file for bankruptcy. That's about equal to the entire population of New Hampshire. Ask the president and his allies whom to blame, and t...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Hurricane Sandy surprises New York
In Our Opinion
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Voters will pick the next head of school system
As we chug along into another national election cycle, we will soon be right in the middle of the 2013 mayoral campaign. Only 13 months from now, New York City chooses a new mayor, and on the line ...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Our seniors are getting a little younger every year
STRICTLY STASI
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A Path From Moses to Barclays
Op-Ed
Oct 25, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Vallone a lone voice in Stop & Frisk debate
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. has been fighting to maintain the current “Stop and Frisk” policy that has allowed the NYPD to protect the city in a time when we cannot afford to take safety lightly....
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Voters can reform Albany
Op-Ed
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Keep the arts in schools
In Our Opinion
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Albany needs to address gun violence
In Our Opinion
Oct 10, 2012 | 6 6 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bright future ahead for newspapers
There’s an excessive amount of gloom and doom being spread around these days when the talk turns to the future of newspapers. In fact, the mere mention of the future of newspapers suggests that the...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why Romney was the right GOP candidate
STRICTLY STASI
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why Unions Matter
Op-Ed
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The future of Atlantic Yards just beginning
In Our Opinion
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Hacking
STRICTLY STASI
Sep 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, is welcomed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prior to bilateral talks in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another.


2016-02-11 12:16:44 -0500

Inmates shout from a barred window at the Topo Chico prison, after a riot broke out around midnight, in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Dozens of inmates were killed and several injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.


2016-02-11 12:14:51 -0500

Gross displays original documents related to Einstein's hypothesis of the existence of gravitational waves during a news conference in JerusalemBy Will Dunham and Scott Malone WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. The researchers said they detected gravitational waves coming from two distant black holes - extraordinarily dense objects whose existence also was foreseen by Einstein - that orbited one another, spiraled inward and smashed together. "Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves.


2016-02-11 12:14:42 -0500