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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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Borough Cup crowns first round of 2015 champions at MCU Park
Coney Island’s MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, hosted youth baseball Saturday as the NYC All Star Sports Group crowned their 2015 Borough Cup U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 city champions in th...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The bats will heat up again, but the race for the AL East is on
One word comes to mind to describe the Yankees’ performance in their three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays last weekend in the Bronx. U.G.L.Y. It’s never pretty getting swept, especially ...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan's basketball team honored
Maspeth Federal Savings presented awards to the undefeated the seventh-grade girls of the St. Stan's Marlins, the 2015 Rookie Division CYO Basketball champions. Maspeth Federal President Ken Rudzew...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dragon Boats return to Flushing Meadows
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Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shea What?! Citi Field Feels Like Home for the First Time
It amazes me how the narrative can change so suddenly in sports. Frank Sinatra said it best in his song “That’s Life.” “Riding high in April, Shot Down in May.” For the New York Mets, it was the op...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Men are the Empire GU 7s champions
Women finish fourth overall in 2015 season
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quest to crown the best of the city gets underway
Roundup of first week of action in the Borough Cup
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Borough Cup, city’s best go head-to-head
The NYC All-Star Sports Group kicked off the 2015 Borough Cup with a grand opening ceremony at Padavan-Preller Fields in Queens last week. The Borough Cup was founded in 2014 by WFAN radio host Cra...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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After New Additions, Memo to Mets Sent…Time to Win
I guess it’s fair to say the Mets do a better job of following my advice than the Yankees. It’s just too bad it took four-and-a-half months to fix one of the worst offenses in the league. The Mets ...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s alum helps US win fifth medal
Plus, soccer alums help Red Bulls and Thompson heads to Germany
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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COLUMN: It’s The Lineup, Stupid!
Hopefully for the sake of all of the Met fans out there, the team will actually take my advice as opposed to the New York Yankees, who already sent down my guy Rob Refsynder, who had me waxing poet...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Successful weekend for Brookyn
The men and women of Brooklyn Rugby Club completed another successful weekend at the New Jersey 7s tournament in Monmouth Junction on Saturday. The women earned hardware for the second consecutive ...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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COLUMN: The Kid Is All Right!
Weekend before the All-Star Break, Yankees-Red Sox. Fenway Park. You can’t ask for a better setting and a better place to make your major league debut. I was so excited to hear on Friday night that...
Jul 15, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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1st & 2nd place finish in Hell Gate for Brooklyn Rugby
The third leg of the Empire Rugby Sevens Series, the Hell Gate Sevens Tournament, was contested this weekend at Randall’s Island, and both the men and women of Brooklyn Rugby Club faired very well....
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Women aren’t the only soccer champs in NYC
The St. Anastasia Girls’ Pee Wee soccer team finished first place in their division with a 5-1-2 record, and then the team from Douglaston went on to win the Spring Brooklyn-Queens Diocesan Champio...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's 7:45 in the morning and Zulfa Khalid, a student at Mugabe Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, is stuck at Tegeta bus terminal, sweating in the rising heat having waited more than two hours to get on a bus. Fifteen-year-old Khalid is among hundreds of thousands of students in Tanzania's largest city who suffer taunts and abuse at the hands of conductors on crowded buses, popularly known as dala dala, because they pay a reduced fare.
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Touadera and Dologuele face each other during a live television debate ahead of Sunday's second round election, in BanguiBy Joe Bavier BANGUI (Reuters) - Candidates for weekend elections in Central African Republic wrapped up campaigning on Friday with promises to put an end to years of religious and ethnic bloodshed in the impoverished nation. Voters will cast their ballots on Sunday in a presidential run-off between former prime ministers Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Faustin-Archange Touadera and vote in the re-run of a first round legislative poll which was cancelled over irregularities. Central African Republic has remained one of the world's most unstable nations since gaining independence from France more than five decades ago.


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UN peacekeepers from Burkina Faso patrol on election day in TimbuktuBy Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra BAMAKO (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal with mortars and machine guns on Friday, killing three peacekeepers and wounding 30, United Nations and separatist sources said. The attack is a fresh sign of instability in the desert region that is home to Islamist groups including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who have staged increasingly bold raids in recent months and have targeted the U.N. base several times. "At about 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) the MINUSMA base in Kidal was the target of a complex attack which, according to provisional figures, caused the death of three blue helmets and around 30 wounded," Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Mali representative of the U.N. secretary general, said in a statement.


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