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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 | 27 27 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 | 30 30 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 89 89 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 | 123 123 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 | 134 134 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 | 194 194 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 | 240 240 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 | 256 256 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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Pipeline to Prosperity
With a message of economic populism, presidential contenders from both parties are fighting for votes from the middle class. "Far too many Americans live on the edge of economic ruin. They see only...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't become a statistic this holiday season
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What is a capital gains tax?
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City Must Reform Street Vending Regulations
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Bush's Health Plan Succeeds Where Obamacare Fails
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This Year's General Election Was a Waste of Money
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Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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City needs to be ahead of the curve on new tech
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Zoning changes not the answer to housing crisis
A recent report released by the Citizens Budget Coalition highlighting the real burden of debt on residents in New York City is a clear sign that we need affordable housing solutions. The city cann...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop Educating Students for Jobs That Won't Exist
The robots are coming, and they may put your friendly neighborhood retail staffer out of work. Home-improvement superstore Lowe's recently began employing robot sales assistants in its stores. The ...
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GOP Debate Ignores Economic Effects of Climate Change
GOP presidential hopefuls squared off Tuesday night at Wisconsin’s Milwaukee Theater to debate job growth and the economy, yet in four-plus hours of debate (two for the “undercard” first debate and...
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What to know about cancer and your pet
Cancer can strike anyone, including our pets. But as scary as a cancer diagnosis may be, it's not a death sentence for your dog or cat. November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to di...
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Should I sell now?
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Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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SCA ignoring community on school proposal
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Vision Zero needs to focus on buses
Last week, three pedestrians were killed by buses in New York City, including two in Queens, a borough reliant on buses as public transportation. The utilization of buses, especially in transit-sta...
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Councilman needs to denounce comments
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John Kerry visits British Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street office in London on March 14, 2014The United States strongly backs Britain staying in the European Union as it gears up for a referendum on its membership, US Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Germany on Saturday. "Obviously, the United States has a profound interest in your success, as we do in a very strong UK staying in a strong EU," Kerry said at the Munich Security Conference. The British government is engaged in an intensive round of high-stakes diplomacy aimed at renegotiating the terms of Britain's EU membership before holding an in-out referendum.


2016-02-13 06:33:44 -0500

In this photo provided by Science Advances shows microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, collecting temperature information of the floor at one of the Checherta huts. Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. (Humberto Cavallin/ University of Puerto Rico/Science Advance via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.


2016-02-13 06:25:43 -0500
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant, the conservation group WWF said.
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