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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 43 43 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 | 94 94 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 | 129 129 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 | 140 140 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 | 200 200 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 | 245 245 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 | 262 262 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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Hopefully Sunday isn’t a sign of things to come for Harvey & Mets
Sunday’s Subway Series finale between the Mets and Yankees was exactly the sort of game Mets fans have been dreaming about for the last eight seasons. A packed house in September, Citi Field rockin...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocks Women get first win
One goal enough for 1960 squad
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Djokovic, Pennetta are the 2015 US Open champs
Photos: Michael O'Kane After Roberta Vinci stunned the U.S. Open crowd and tennis fans the world over with her shocking upset of Serena Williams, ending the best world’s best female tennis player’s...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot start for the Rocks
The Shamrocks returned to life in the top flight of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League with a well deserved 1-0 win over the Greek Americans at St. Michaels in Woodside on Sunday. A late goal from Chri...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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September Subway Series Has All Sorts of Sizzle
When I took a look at the Major League Baseball schedule back in early April, I noticed a weird little wrinkle. The Yankees and the Mets playing a three-game series in the month of September? It di...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sentiero Italia determined victor in Sands Point
AT THE TRACK
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relive the First Week of the U.S. Open through the lens of Michael O'Kane
SLIDESHOW
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Merry Christmas Football Fans! Season Preview You Won’t Hate
It’s been quite some time since we were able to watch a football game that actually meant something! That last game we watched in Super Bowl 49 was pretty eventful between the Seahawks and Patriots...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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New faces for St. John's basketball in 2015
With the college basketball season fast approaching, the St. John’s men’s basketball staff hit the ground running on the recruiting trail since arriving this past April. Rapidly restocking nearly a...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preseason or Not, Sound the Alarm on the Giants
There’s nothing worse than over-analyzing preseason football. We’ve seen teams go 0-4 in the preseason and win the Super Bowl and we’ve also seen teams go 4-0 in the preseason and go 0-16 in the re...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Championship boxing coming to Studio Square
The Triboro Fight Night will make its series debut on September 15 at the outdoor Studio Square in Queens. Headlined by former four-time world champion and Brooklynite Alicia “Slick” Ashley, the ni...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snapshots from the first two days of the U.S. Open
Thousands of tennis fans descended on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows on a balmy Monday night for the official opening of the 2015 US Open. Top seed Serena Will...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yankees Path To October May Require A Sprinkle Of Youth
Heading into the trade deadline at the end of July, there was a strong contingent of Yankees fans that wanted to see the team go the distance in search of a big arm to put into the starting rotatio...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enough is Enough. I'm Over Geno Smith
Let me preface the start of this column by saying I do not by any means condone the actions of I.K. Enemkpali last week at Jets camp. By no means was it okay for a fringe player to break the jaw of...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carbone steps down from coaching at St. Joe’s
Leaves behind illustrious career, will still serve as AD
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tombstones are placed on graves of unidentified refugees and migrants who drowned at sea during an attempt to cross a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, in LesbosBy Karolina Tagaris LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Just 27 of those are named.     The others state plainly: "Unknown Man, Aged 35, No 221, 19/11/2015;" "Unknown Boy, Aged 7, No 40, 19/11/2015;" "Unknown Boy, Aged 12, No 171, 19/11/2015." More than half a million people fleeing Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries plagued by war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa have arrived on Lesbos since last year hoping to continue to northern Europe.


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Former Prime Minister of Syria, Riad Hijab, gestures during his speech at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words.


2016-02-14 07:23:31 -0500
Russia had gained the upper hand in Syria and the surrounding region through armed force, a senior conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, and he voiced doubts that Moscow would respect a truce plan for the war-torn country. "I think Russia has gained the upper hand in the region and this is by historical measures a novelty. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, he said he was skeptical about how Russia would behave in the days and weeks ahead, despite agreeing to a "cessation of hostilities" which is due to begin in a week's time.
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