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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 | 21 21 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 | 23 23 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 | 26 26 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 | 30 30 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 | 83 83 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 | 117 117 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 | 128 128 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 | 188 188 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 | 236 236 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 | 252 252 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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Sunnyside no longer needs an introduction
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Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soda ban proves mayor's political independence
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Political change is in the air
It's still officially too early to call as the Board of Elections continues to count absentee ballots, but as it stands now it’s possible that Lincoln Restler has lost his district leader position ...
Sep 20, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small 9/11 memorials with big emotion
Another year passes, another year removed from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It would be easy for New Yorkers to slowly let the attacks recede from their memory, but not unsurprising...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Social networking enters the primaries
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Find a way to fund nonprofits
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The Debate Over Breakfast in Schools
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My Father Smokes
My father has been smoking since he was a teenager in China. As the mature son of a family of eight, he gave up schooling to support his family financially as a local sailor. His sailor friends got...
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It’s up to the voters to change Albany
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The Mayor was Right About Homeless Shelters
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Let's Help Resorts World Continue to Succeed
I am proud to report that once again, Resorts World New York has broken revenue records reporting $59.8 million in the month of July and as result more than $26 million has been sent to the state e...
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Flooding issues should be top priority
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Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walmart at Willets Point? No Way, No How
It was recently reported that Walmart, the low-wage retailer, is trying to sneak into New York City at the Willets Point development. Walmart has a history of discrimination, poor pay, anti-union b...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYCHA report needs to be released
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Time is right for a G.I. Housing Bill
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Local media reported that one person had died in the incident, at Independence High School, which was on lockdown, according to police and school officials. The police officer who said two had been shot at the school declined to provide further details and a spokeswoman for the police department in the Phoenix suburb could not immediately be reached for comment. Phoenix television station ABC15 said at least one person had died in the shooting, citing unnamed sources.
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Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir arrives at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):


2016-02-12 11:28:00 -0500
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he would keep "fighting terrorism" while peace talks took place and saw a risk of Saudi and Turkish intervention in the Syrian conflict, according to an interview with news agency AFP published on Friday. Assad said he would retake the whole country, but that this could take a long time, according to excerpts of the interview published on AFP's website. The interview, which AFP said was Assad's first in about two months, took place in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Thursday before the conclusion of talks in Munich where major powers agreed to a ceasefire in Syria to begin in a week.
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