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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 77 77 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 181 181 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 | 231 231 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 | 246 246 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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SJU women 8-0 in Holiday Classic
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shorthanded Johnnies take care Fordham
St. John's had five players for the first half, six for the second, and the coach was about 1,000 miles away. Sounds like a recipe for a young team to lose its fourth straight game. Not this team. ...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets add two forwards, shed Outlaw
The New Jersey Nets, who will become the Brooklyn Nets in at the start of the 2012 season in a new home in Downtown Brooklyn, made several roster moves last week. Unfortunately for Nets fans, it wa...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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JV Lady Cougars defeat SIA 38-32
Lead by Xena Anderson and Leslly Marmolejo, with 16 points and 12 points, respectively, the Martin Luther Lady Cougars defeated Staten Island Academy, 38-32, in PSAA play. The junior varsity team i...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindsey decides to leave SJU
Things have not been going well for the highly touted St. John's men's basketball 2011 recruiting class. Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin announced that sophomore guard Nurideen Lindsey plans to tr...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Falcons hold fundraiser
The Queens Falcons, which aims to empower inner-city teenage boys through football, teaching them teamwork, leadership skill, and the ability to motivate themselves and others, last week held a fun...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Cougars take tourney title
The Martin Luther Lady Cougars (3-0/PSAA 1-0) used pressure defense and a run-and-gun offense to defeat St. Agnes 44-28 in the 12th Junior Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament. The Lady Couga...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cotto gets revenge on Margarito
PHOTOS: KENNETH B. GOLDBERG In front of a sold-out crowd of over 21,000 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, Miguel Cotto avenged his 2008 loss to Antonio Margarito, winning in a TKO decisio...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martin Luther looks for fourth straight title
After an amazing 2010-2011 wrestling season, the Martin Luther School Cougars are hoping to win their fourth straight Independent Private and Parochail Schools Athletic League (IPPSAL) title. The C...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lexington School takes soccer title
The Lexington School for the Deaf’s boy’s soccer team went undefeated for a second consecutive season, winning the ESDAA Metro Deaf Soccer Tournament. The team, recognized by DeafDigest Sports’ as ...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cardozo's Alexis Panisse qualifies for national race
Benjamin Cardozo High School senior Alexis Panisse finished in the top ten at the Northeast Regional of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship Saturday to qualify for the National Finals on Dec...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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FDNY & NYPD get in the ring
The FDNY Bravest Boxing team took on the NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing team at The Battle of the Badges on Saturday, November 19, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The night featured 12 three-...
Nov 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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McClancy Wins City CHSAA Soccer Title
In a thrilling soccer game last Saturday at St. John’s University, the Msgr. McClancy Crusaders beat Mount St. Michael in the City A Soccer Championship game by a score of 2-1. McClancy took a quic...
Nov 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Records smashed at 42nd NYC Marathon
Who said running marathons was hard? Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya made it look easy Sunday, smashing the previous record for finishing the New York City Marathon with a time of 2:05:06. The previous bes...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kew Forest tennis off to early start
Take top honors in volleyball, as well
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

South Africa's President Zuma attends the opening ceremony of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis AbabaBy Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African police fired stun grenades on Thursday to disperse crowds outside parliament, hours before the annual state-of-the-nation speech by President Jacob Zuma, whom the opposition accuse of mismanaging the flagging economy. Backed by several armoured vehicles, mounted police and a water cannon, police scuffled with protesters outside the assembly as opposition supporters clashed with Zuma supporters. Zuma's speech is expected to highlight policies to revive a flagging economy, hampered by years of weak growth, at a time the president is under fire over a taxpayer-funded 250 million (then $23 million) upgrade to his private home.


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Former Chad President Habre raises his fist in air as he leaves court in Dakar, SenegalBy Makini Brice DAKAR (Reuters) - Chad's former ruler Hissene Habre faces a three-month wait to learn his fate after a landmark human rights trial in Senegal at which victims gave harrowing accounts of arbitrary detention, torture and prisoners being forced to dig mass graves. Defence lawyers were addressing the court on Thursday, and the three judges are expected to rule in May. Habre ruled from 1982 to 1990, when he fled into exile in Senegal. Two years later, a truth commission in Chad said 40,000 acts of political murder and torture occurred during his tenure, mostly by his feared Documentation and Security Directorate.


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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at a news conference during a NATO Defence Ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in BrusselsBy Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States pressed allies on Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter started talks on Thursday in Brussels with more than two dozen defense ministers, including from key ally Saudi Arabia, which renewed its offer potentially to send troops into Syria.


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