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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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 174 174 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Primary Colors in Queens
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Jul 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of civic activism
In Our Opinion
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Moving Wall is just that
In Our Opinion
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Bike share program needs strict oversight
In Our Opinion
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Subway Noise Pollution and the Little Things
When did it go from occasionally hearing someone else’s music on the subway to it becoming an everyday thing? As everyday riders, most of us have accepted the fact that the manufacturers of headpho...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fixing an unfair tax system
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Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evergreen Chou – Candidate for All Seasons
The race to replace Gary Ackerman in the House of Representatives has a few Democrats vying for the party nod in the general election (Assemblywoman Grace Meng is the party-endorsed choice right no...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gaming in Queens...who knew?
In Our Opinion
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop & frisk opens useful dialogues
The NYPD has been at the center of a lot of attention and controversy recently in large part to its “stop and frisk” policy, which allows officers to randomly stop “suspicious” individuals and sear...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg Stands By “Stop and Frisk”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg standing by the NYPD and the “Stop and Frisk” policy is another example of something we are at risk of losing when he is gone: the independence of a politician that allows h...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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We endorse Elizabeth Crowley in 6th Congressional District Primary
The newly formed 6th Congressional District includes the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Flushing and Bayside. We are choosing to endorse a...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give speeding cameras a shot
In Our Opinion
Jun 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Anniversary Day
In Our Opinion
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A 'Nifty' Idea
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Don't Pull the Plug on Charter School Too Soon
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May 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this March 9, 2015, file photo, HBO CEO Richard Plepler talks about HBO Now for Apple TV during an Apple event in San Francisco. HBO Now has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched on Apple TV in April 2015, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers in the latest quarter. The figure was revealed by Plepler in a conference call following the release of parent Time Warner Inc.’s quarterly earnings results, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year.


2016-02-10 15:13:46 -0500

Police Officer Peter Liang, center, exits the courtroom during a break in closing arguments in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors are weighing the fate of a rookie New York City police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell.


2016-02-10 15:12:18 -0500
By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Interest payments that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen calls "critical" to the U.S. central bank's conduct of monetary policy came under fire on Wednesday from lawmakers, raising questions about new potential political hurdles ahead for the Fed. ...
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