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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 | 11 11 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 | 12 12 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 | 16 16 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 | 20 20 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 | 73 73 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 | 107 107 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 | 117 117 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 | 176 176 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 | 227 227 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 | 242 242 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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Long overdue honor for Italian sculptor
I often wish I was Italian. But my late mother made spaghetti with ketchup, so I really didn't have much of a chance. Apparently, President Barack Obama wishes he was Italian too. At a joint press ...
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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All of sudden, yellow cabs concerned with the outer boroughs
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Trump Card: GOP Has Golden Chance to Reshape Party
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Evaluate Business Schools Like a Business
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'One City' works for New York
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Mapping a Route to Education 'Excel'-lence
No matter one’s feelings about how the city has changed its approach to quality-of-life issues, there is one aspect to law enforcement (and public administration) that is still with us. When City H...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Flag Burns in Brooklyn
Last week at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, a group called “Disarm the NYPD” burned the American flag to express their view that our nation’s flag is a symbol of oppression, specifically calling att...
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Willets Wests decision sets a good precedent
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Enter Presidential Candidate Jim Webb
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Governor needs to push airport alternatives to JFK & LGA
A recent study by the website Fivethirtyeight, showed that customers are delayed at LaGuardia Airport by an estimated 30 minutes (29 minutes if you are flying out of La Guardia, and 30 if you are f...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communities need to oppose mayor's rezoning proposal
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Going beyond the rent freeze
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New York Should Follow Hawaii's Lead on Environment
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Board Should Not Approve Rent Increase
I was certainly pleased in 2014 when, through legislative action, the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) income limits were raised from $29...
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2016 budget brings tangible results
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South Korean amy soldiers walk on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to its recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)PAJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas' last major cooperation project as punishment over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch.


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FILE -In a Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, an officer with the Oregon State Police moves a cone to establish a roadblock along one of the routes to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Ore. The FBI said Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, that it has moved to contain the last few occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge who were part of a protest that began more than a month ago over federal land policy. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off.


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Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, left, and his wife, Carol leave U.S. Court House building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Baca signed a plea agreement that said he ordered deputies to intimidate an FBI agent and "do everything but put handcuffs on her." Baca later lied to federal prosecutors and the FBI that he wasn't privy to discussions about trying to derail the investigation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.


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