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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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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 | 237 237 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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Demand transparency from private industry
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Taxi Panic Buttons and Common Sense in NYC
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Liek a Phoenix: time for city to make good on park promise
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New Lots program solves old problem
Transforming unused space into positive community institutions needs to become a priority for the city’s current administration. A new program in New Lots section of East New York, connecting artis...
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Special Elections Call for Special Campaigning
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A life is worth more than $50
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City needs to protect tenants rights
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What's the Rush? Lack of Clinton Endorse a Non-Issue
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Zoning Reform Will Boost Affordable Housing
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120 Trash Baskets Are Good for a Community
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A Jack of all trade
Queens lost a guiding light in the business world this past week. Jack Friedman, nicknamed Mr. Queens by many, passed away suddenly last Thursday leaving a wife, two children and a legacy in Queens...
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NYPD, community discourse needs to be ongoing
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Add More Cops and Leave Politics Out of It
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We're willing to gamble on Resorts World
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Critics flat wrong about Port Ambrose
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A Flint resident picks up a replacement water filter at a fire station in Flint, MichiganBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - State government officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to contaminated water in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed. The disclosure of the documents, among thousands of pages of emails and other material released, comes as Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder faces pressure to resign over his administration's handling of the Flint water crisis. Michigan's Genesee County, which includes Flint, had 87 cases of Legionnaires' from June 2014 to November 2015, 10 of them fatal.


2016-02-12 15:29:02 -0500

Agents with US Customs and Border Protection inspect flowers that arrived to the US for Valentine's Day, in the cargo area of the Miami International Airport on February 11, 2016When -- or if -- that bunch of flowers arrives on Sunday for Valentine's Day, spare a thought for Edward Putland. Putland, an agent specializing in agriculture at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has been busy scouring roses, carnations and all other manner of flowers and plants imported through Miami's international airport, mainly from Latin America. For Putland and his fellow inspectors the first half of February presents a daunting challenge: about a billion flowers and plants pour into the US during the three weeks leading up to Valentine's Day on February 14, of which more than 90 percent comes through the Miami airport.


2016-02-12 15:28:23 -0500
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's foreign enemies have sent rebels new supplies of ground-to-ground missiles to confront a Russian-backed offensive by the government near Aleppo, stepping up support in response to the attack, two rebel commanders said. The commanders told Reuters the missiles with a range of 20 km (12 miles) had been provided in "excellent quantities" in response to the attack that has cut rebel supply lines from the Turkish border to opposition-held parts of the city of Aleppo. Facing one of the biggest defeats of the five-year-long war, rebels have been complaining that foreign states such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey have let them down by not providing them with more powerful weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles.
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