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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 229 229 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 | 245 245 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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Refugees and migrants arrive aboard the Tera Jet passenger ship at the port of PiraeusBy Karolina Tagaris ABOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Aegean Sea (Reuters) - Greek Captain Argyris Frangoulis lifts his binoculars and with eyes fixed on the Aegean Sea horizon, steers his patrol boat out near the Turkish border to a dinghy full of stranded refugees. "Everybody safe, OK?" he yells at the passengers, mainly Syrians and Afghans, approaching the coast guard vessel bewildered and in near-silence. By midday, the Agios Efstratios, a gunboat with 29-member crew who work in shifts, had plucked more than 600 people from sea and ferried them to the port of Lesbos, the island on the frontline of Europe's migration crisis.


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A protestor holds campaign stikers as she demonstrates during a doctors strike outside The Museum of The History of Science in Oxford, BritainThe British government said on Thursday it would force through pay and working condition reforms for English doctors without the agreement of their trade union in a push to end a dispute that has resulted in strikes. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt made the announcement shortly after the second in a series of 24-hour strikes, the like of which had not been seen in Britain for 40 years. During the strikes, junior doctors, or doctors-in-training, provided only emergency care.


2016-02-11 08:20:19 -0500

Products fall from an overloaded vehicle after returning from North Korea's Kaesong industrial complex in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. North Korea on Thursday vowed to immediately deport all South Korean nationals and freeze all South Korean assets at a jointly run factory park in the North, a swift, aggressive response to the South Korean decision to suspend operations at the former symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. (Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's sudden withdrawal from a factory park in North Korea is a severe blow for the South Korean businesses that populated it, but is unlikely to make much difference to the North's decrepit economy despite being a stern diplomatic measure.


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