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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 | 23 23 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 | 26 26 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 | 28 28 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 | 32 32 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 | 85 85 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 | 119 119 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 | 130 130 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 | 190 190 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 | 238 238 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 | 253 253 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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Heavy equipment set up by the occupiers as a roadblock remains on the road leading to the headquarters to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside BurnsBy Jimmy Urquhart BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - Police and federal agents searched a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence on Friday, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered to end 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 is now considered a crime scene. After their surrender on Thursday, protesters told authorities they had left behind booby traps but did not say whether the trip wires and other devices would trigger explosions, a law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Reuters.


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A child navigates rubble and barbed wire in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The fighting around Syria's largest city of Aleppo has brought government forces closer to the Turkish border than at any point in recent years, routing rebels from key areas and creating a humanitarian disaster as tens of thousands of people flee. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):


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A Flint resident picks up a replacement water filter at a fire station in Flint, MichiganBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - State government officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to contaminated water in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed. The disclosure of the documents, among thousands of pages of emails and other material released, comes as Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder faces pressure to resign over his administration's handling of the Flint water crisis. Michigan's Genesee County, which includes Flint, had 87 cases of Legionnaires' from June 2014 to November 2015, 10 of them fatal.


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