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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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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 | 237 237 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 | 252 252 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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It’s Simple Phil: Go Get Thibs!
I woke up on Monday morning to the news that Derek Fisher had been fired as coach of the New York Knicks. Considering it was the Monday after the Super Bowl, it certainly took me by surprise. Howev...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kew-Forest headed to playoffs
The Kew-Forest School’s junior varsity team won the PSAA Eastern Division Championship for the 2015-16 season, going 10-1 in the conference with an overall record of 15-3. Playoffs for the team sta...
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Lady Bears have eyes on playoff spot
A couple of Christ the Kings alums helped St. Joseph’s top Yeshiva over the weekend. Senior Erica Eddy and sophomore Destiny Marino each dropped 18 points and the St. Joseph’s team made 27 free-thr...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Standout senior forward reflects on career at St. Joe’s
Megafu on cusp of ending college career with over 1,500 points
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cam Newton: Don’t Hate, Just Appreciate
I hate the bye week between the AFC/NFC Championship games and the Super Bowl for two main reasons. First, it’s the first Sunday since Labor Day weekend when I don’t have football to watch. (Yes, I...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s explodes for 95
Lady Bears fall despite big game from Marino, Porcasi
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St. John’s still looking for first win the Big East
St. John’s trailed by just one at the break, but sixth-ranked Villanova opened the second half on a 22-7 run and defeated the Red Storm, 68-53, Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Durand Joh...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s a Cespedes Miracle!
It may be about a month late, but Mets fans received one of the best belated Christmas presents you’ll ever get. After much posturing, the Mets surprised the baseball world on Friday and agreed to ...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Play 4Kay at St. Joe’s this Saturday
The St. Joseph’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams will play host to the first ever Play 4Kay game on Saturday, January 30, when Purchase College visits The Hill Center for a Skyline Confe...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis gets better of LIU in Battle of Brooklyn
St. Francis Brooklyn forward Amdy Fall had 11 points, 13 rebounds and added four blocked shots to spearhead a defense that held the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team to just 21.7 percent shooting,...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn College holds on against St. Joe’s women
The St. Joseph’s College women assembled an 11-0 third-quarter run to erase an 11-point deficit, but couldn’t corral borough rivals Brooklyn College, falling 55-45 on Saturday afternoon in their fi...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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One last time in Brady-Manning rivalry
Throughout the course of this NFL season, and especially over the final two months of this year, I wondered if somehow, someway we could get the dream matchup in the AFC Championship game coming up...
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St. Joe’s men top Medgar Evers in MLK Day matchup
Megafu pulls down 1,000th rebound of his career
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Kearney track record falls
Belle Harbor residents Therese, Jacqueline and Colleen Gallagher ran extremely well in both the New York City and New York State Cross Country Championship events. In the city championship, Tessy w...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t Call It a Comeback
Why I'm Rooting for Peyton Manning
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FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing speaks to the media during a news conference in Burns, OregonLaw enforcement officials on Friday were sweeping a wildlife refuge in Oregon for possible live explosives and evidence, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered, ending a six-week armed standoff. Federal authorities said the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon would remain closed for several weeks, as agents secured what was now considered a crime scene and scoured it for fugitives or explosives. After their surrender on Thursday, protesters told authorities they left behind booby traps but did not say whether the trip wires and other devices would trigger explosions, a law enforcement official told Reuters.


2016-02-12 13:51:53 -0500
Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting in an isolated area of a high school campus in a Phoenix suburb and were found with the gun beside them, police said. Police were not seeking a suspect in the shooting at Independence High School, and its students and surrounding community faced no threat, said Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden. After a report of gunfire on Friday morning at the school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, police rushed to the school and found the two girls under a covered patio in an isolated area of the campus, Breeden said.
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ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained prison officials didn't provide adequate treatment for her gender identity condition.
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