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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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 | 44 44 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 | 96 96 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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 | 246 246 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 | 263 263 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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A fitting honor for fallen officer
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Judge Peter Vallone is good for the system
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Should I lower my asking price?
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Seniors are Screwed Again
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With MTA funding agreement, time for more compromise
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The City, State, and MTA
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Medicare "Negotiation" is a Farce that Can Hurt Patients
Taxpayers are being raked over the coals by high prescription drug prices - or so says Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Claiming that the Medicare prescription drug insurance program, known as Medicare Pa...
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The Mayor's Plan on Computer Science
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Taxpayers are being raked over the coals by high prescription drug prices - or so says Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Claiming that the Medicare prescription drug insurance program, known as Medicare Pa...
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HSBC's board decides to remain headquartered in BritainGlobal bank HSBC's board on Sunday decided to remain headquartered in Britain, following a review launched last year in response to increased regulation and taxation. "Unanimous Board decision for #HSBC HQ to remain in the UK," the bank said on Twitter. The move will come as a relief for the City, where concern about the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union is growing as a membership referendum looms.


2016-02-14 18:53:19 -0500

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Calverton, N.Y., Walter Yacoboski holds an auction guide featuring one of his comic books, "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, which features the Spider-Man character. Yacoboski bought the comic book as an investment in 1980 for $1,200. Some experts believe it could fetch $400,000 or more when it is sold at auction on Feb. 18. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman).CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) — Walter Yacoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment.


2016-02-14 18:53:14 -0500
LONDON (AP) — International bank HSBC said Sunday it has decided to keep its headquarters in London after considering a move to Hong Kong in response to tougher U.K. banking regulations.
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