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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 | 42 42 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 | 93 93 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 | 128 128 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 | 139 139 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 | 199 199 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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St. John's Prep girls take two titles
The St. John’s Prep (8-2-1) Red Storm won the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Class A girls soccer regular-season title and took home the diocesan crown with a 3-1 win over St. Edmund last Thursday night at ...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU volleyball on a roll
With three players recording double-doubles, the Long Island University volleyball team survived a scare to defeat Saint Francis (PA). The victory extended the Blackbirds’ winning streak to six; Lo...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lots of tricks for Halloween
To kick off Halloween weekend in style, 32 BMX bikers donned costumes and showed off their best moves for over 500 fans at the Red Bull Trick or Treat contest in Greenpoint's Newtown Barge Park Fri...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goals with goal of saving Willets Point
Photos: Michael O'Kane Workers at Willets Point squared off in a soccer tournament this past weekend as part of the Willets Point Festival. Twenty-one car workshops and garages were represented in ...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets end season with a win over the Reds
And with that, another season comes to and end for the New York Mets without a trip to the playoffs. The Mets ended their 2011 season last Wednesday with an afternoon game against the Cincinnati Re...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's basketball recruits ruled ineligible
St. John's University's much-heralded freshman recruiting class – it was ranked the third best in the nation – just took a major hit. St. John’s University head coach Steve Lavin announced Thursday...
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Syracuse and Pitt leave the Big East
The Big East just got a little bit smaller. Syracuse and Pittsburgh, two major programs in the Big East, both moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference last week, moving college sports to the drastic ...
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Tennis Academy Gets World-Class Direction
This week, The Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills announced that former top five player in the world, Gene Mayer, would begin overseeing the development of The Kew-Forest Tennis Academy, which is he...
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the Stands at the U.S. Open
Celebrities take in some championship tennis
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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DUMBO Fight Night returns
Gleason's bests NYPD boxers
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U.S. Open comes to a close
Djokovic, Stosur take top honors
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roddick upsets Ferrer to advance to semis
U.S. OPEN COVERAGE
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another U.S. Open Rain Delay?
To tide you over, here's some great photos from last week's action shot by the award-winning photographer Michael O'Kane. Find Tickets
Sep 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Open matches set to continue today
The U.S. Open is tentatively scheduled to resume play today despite an intermittent drizzle, with all three remaining American men - Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, and John Isner - scheduled to play. I...
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DUMBO Fight Night returns
DUMBO Fight Night is back for its fifth consecutive year, this time matching local amateur fighters against those who usually are breaking up brawls around the city: the New York City Police Depart...
Sep 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Turkish army shelled positions held by Kurdish-backed militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, killing two fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Turkey on Saturday demanded the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia withdraw from areas that it captured in the northern Aleppo region in recent days. The shelling has targeted an air base and other positions captured by the Kurdish-backed forces from insurgents in Syria. (Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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An Afghan child is brought to a hospital after being injured in a mortar explosion in Kandahar on July 1, 2015The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan last year was the highest recorded since 2009, the UN said Sunday, with children paying a particularly heavy price. There were 11,002 civilian casualties in 2015 including 3,545 deaths, the UN said in its annual report on Afghan civilians in armed conflict, a four percent rise over the previous high in 2014. "The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable," said Nicholas Haysom, the UN's special representative for Afghanistan.


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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 have chosen the troubled country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the recent departure of former President Michel Martelly.


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