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 | 78 78 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 | 182 182 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
Do Not Count Christie Out
STRICTLY STASI
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Take the Time to Thanks a Vet
Op-Ed
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Clean site, but take care of neighbors too
IN OUR OPINION
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Room for Supportive Housing in NYC
STRICTLY STASI
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
World's Fair anniversaries a good time to discover Queens
Op-Ed
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Condi Scorn: The Closed Door of Free Thought
STRICTLY STASI
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ferry service critical to future of mass transit
It has been nearly three months since the India Street pier collapsed into the East River in Greenpoint, and while the city is still working to complete the investigation with RedSky Capital, Brook...
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
It takes a name to make a name
IN OUR OPINION
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Another kind of football is coming to New York
STRICTLY STASI
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Free market is far from it
Op-Ed
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Time for de Blasio recovery
IN OUR OPINION
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Can Bloomberg Be Relevant In Everytown?
STRICTLY STASI
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Timing is a problem for Astorino
STRICTLY STASI
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Arts education an afterthought in poorest communities
Op-Ed
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Vision Zero needs to focus on enforcement
Almost immediately after taking office, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that his administration would be focused on reducing the number of traffic fatalities in the city, particularly among pedestrians....
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Victims of a suicide bomb attack at a refugee camp receive treatment, at a hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.


2016-02-11 16:13:11 -0500

Ferguson mayor James Knowles III looks out at the crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after the Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified consent decree with the United States Department of Justice during a meeting in Ferguson, Mo. It is unclear if the Department of Justice will accept the modified version of the consent decree Ferguson passed. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, city leaders acknowledge the possibility that they might someday disband the police department and cede law enforcement to another agency.


2016-02-11 16:11:40 -0500

Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)U.S. stocks fell for the fourth day in a row as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy.


2016-02-11 16:09:33 -0500