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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 | 23 23 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 | 26 26 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 | 28 28 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 | 32 32 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 | 85 85 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 | 119 119 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 | 130 130 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 | 190 190 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 | 238 238 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 | 253 253 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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Cuomo needs to get tough on teacher evaluations
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Obama, Health Care and Catholics
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No money to retire – a crisis in the making
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Ticker-tape parade not what it used to be
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No money to retire – a crisis in the making
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Gary Carter, An Unfinished Life
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Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Has Local To National Merit
The legendary Forest Hills Tennis Stadium was almost sold for development, but now it is steps closer to being preserved. On January 5, 2012, the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and Clubhouse, and othe...
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Animal personalities
I have noticed that some people love talking about animal behavior. Often, once folks learn that I work at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo and am someone who appreciates animals, the...
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Redistricting needs to be nonpartisan
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Bloomberg needs to sign parking legislation
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And Then There Were Four
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Did Cuomo steal Bloomberg's thunder?
It looks like time may be running out for the state's teachers unions and their fight against a performance evaluation system. In his budget presentation on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined ...
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A.D.D. and People Who Don't Have It
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Egyptian doctors stage a protest against rampant police abuses, after two doctors were beaten up by policemen in a Cairo hospital, in front of their headquarters of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Doctors threatened to escalate if the government doesn’t hold police accountable for abuses. Attendees chanted “strike” and raised banners read, “Doctors’ Dignity.” (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)CAIRO (AP) — When a doctor at a Cairo hospital told a police officer that his cut didn't require stitches, the response was startling and brutal. Police beat up the doctor and a colleague and dragged them off into custody.


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A woman waves a blanket decorated with an image of Pope Francis along the route the pontiff will take upon arrival to Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Pope Francis is arriving in Mexico on Friday for a week-long visit. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)HAVANA (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):


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Water bottles line a window of a classroom with a sign that reads "How many water bottles have you wasted?" as students listen to NFL players Justin Forsett, running back for the Baltimore Ravens, and Torrey Smith, wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, who joined Flint Southwestern students as they understand their perspective on the city's water crisis on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at Flint Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows.


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