blog roll
our featured bloggers
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...

more blogs

sports
SJU softball headed to Big East tourney
Needing just one win to clinch a berth in the 2012 Big East Championship, the St. John’s softball team (22-30, 10-9) took a 3-2 victory on Sunday to sweep the three-game series against Rutgers (24-...
Apr 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Club boxing takes center stage in Woodhaven
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg Old World Boxing/New Legends boxing showcased club boxing at it’s best at Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven this past weekend. The eight-fight card showcase undefeated fighters J...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Park Slope fencer headed to Olympics
This past weekend, the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team announced that among its chosen athletes will be Brooklyn’s Race Imboden. The 18-year-old Park Slope resident, who is a 2011 graduate of The Dwight ...
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
100 days to go
With 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Citi Team USA Flag Tour made its fifth stop last week at Citi’s site in Long Island City, featuring a visit by U.S. Olympian Cullen Jones (...
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Barnes Arico leaving St. John's for Michigan
On Friday, 10th-year coach Kim Barnes Arico announced her resignation as St. John’s women’s basketball coach. Barnes Arico informed her team and staff of her departure at an afternoon meeting. Asso...
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Rachel Lim headed to Roland Garros
Eleven-year-old Rachel Lim of Briarcliff Manor, New York, won the third-annual Longines “Future Tennis Aces – On the Road to the French Open” U.S. Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, April 14, at th...
Apr 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. Joe's pitcher hurls back-to-back perfect games
Senior Alyson Chiaramonte tossed her second straight perfect game leading the St. Joseph's College softball team to a sweep of John Jay College, 6-0 and 13-9, on Sunday afternoon at Padavan-Preller...
Apr 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Perri takes over LIU Brooklyn men's basketball
Jack Perri will takes the reigns of the LIU Brooklyn men's basketball program after Jim Ferry left for the head coaching job at Duquesne. Perri becomes the 13th head coach of an LIU program that wi...
Apr 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A 'Gem' of a race
Gemologist wins 2012 Wood Memorial
Apr 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mets ease off-season woes with opening weekend
Photos: Michael O'Kane After a tumultuous off-season, Opening Day weekend for the New York Mets couldn't have gone any better. The Mets swept a three-game series with division rival Atlanta Braves ...
Apr 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Martin Luther rallies twice
Martin Luther came back not once, but twice against Lawrence Woodmere with a three-run 5th and 6th inning to win 9-6 and start 2-0 in PSAA action. With bases loaded in the 5th inning, Eddie Mamut h...
Apr 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
2012 Golden Gloves come to an end
Christina Cruz earned her sixth-straight Golden Gloves championship last Thursday at Madison Square Garden, defeating Florina Novac in the 112-pound division after the fight was stopped in the seco...
Apr 02, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tri-M makes it a decade of dominance
The Tri-M Girls CYO Swim Team has now gone a decade as Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Champions (2003–2012). This marks the tenth consecutive year TRI-M has reigned supreme. TRI-M, also known as the Merc...
Apr 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Scared Heart takes tourney title
Sacred Heart's Bantam Boys team won the St. Thomas the Apostle basketball tournament, defeating St. Rose of Lima in the championship game by a score of 49-30. Prior to the tournament, Sacred Heart ...
Apr 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
SJU bounced by Duke
Exit Sweet 16 after great season
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to intensify diplomatic and other cooperation to implement an agreement on Syria struck at talks in Munich, the Kremlin said on Sunday. After phone talks between Putin and Obama on Sunday, the Kremlin said that both gave a "positive valuation" to the meeting on Syria in Munich on Feb. 11-12. "In particular, a support was expressed to efforts of two target groups: for ceasefire and humanitarian aspects," the Kremlin said.
2016-02-14 05:55:39 -0500

Afghan fire-fighters and members of security forces clean the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, AfghanistanBy Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday. At least 3,545 noncombatants died and another 7,457 were injured by fighting last year in a 4-percent increase over 2014, the international organization said in its annual report on civilian casualties. "The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable," Nicholas Haysom, the head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement.


2016-02-14 05:54:58 -0500

A demonstrator chants in favor of Senate President Jocelerme Privert during a march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Supporters of Bertrand-Aristide's Lavalas political party rallied for Privert to fill the void left by twice postponed presidential and legislative runoff elections and the departure of President Michel Martelly. An interim government will rule until an elected leader can take office May 14, and for now Prime Minister Evans Paul remains in office. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and hopefully ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.


2016-02-14 05:50:32 -0500