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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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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A Man of Honor & Respect! Jim Turano-Real Estate Broker by vinny
January 11, 2014 08:14 AM | 15177 views | 10 10 comments | 383 383 recommendations | email to a friend
January 11, 2014 *Happy 35th Anniversary to Jim Turano, Broker of Diverse Real Estate,                 of Middle Village, NY.. He has been servicing the areas of Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth, ...
Sitting and Standing Are Meant For Different Things by Richard
December 19, 2013 06:56 PM | 12195 views | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
Standing and sitting are two totally different activities for the body. There are plenty of reasons to choose standing over sitting for activities that require attention, and sitting over standing ...
Vincent Martello - Eagle Scout by Drew
January 16, 2013 03:01 PM | 11512 views | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
This week I am writing about an Eagle Scout from Middle Village, Queens NY. Vincent Martello, 18, attained the prestigious title of Eagle Scout, receiving his final badge with the Boy Scouts of Ame...
A FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY...MIDDLE VILLAGE by vinny
January 08, 2013 09:24 AM | 12054 views | 4 4 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
WHY ARE THE STREETS SO DIRTY ON METROPOLITAN AVENUE? WHY ARE THE SIDEWALK FULL OF GARBAGE FROM OVERFILLED GARBAGE CANISTERS THAT  SIT FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAYS BLOWING ALL OVER THE PLACE? WHY DOES RID...
Diana Chaplin What You Eat Matters by Diana
July 18, 2012 03:53 PM | 18506 views | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that what you eat not only directly impacts your long-term health but can also lead to annoying little symptoms like fatigue, headaches, digestive distress, acne, sinus congestion, and...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have gotten under way in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):


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The United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is very keen to hold a new round of peace talks after big powers agreed on a rapid "cessation of hostilities", a U.N. spokesman said on Friday, but plans to reconvene the talks were still "cloudy". De Mistura abruptly suspended a first round of talks on Feb. 3, saying there was more work to be done by the big powers sponsoring the talks between the Syrian sides, but he hoped to bring them back to the table in Geneva by Feb. 25. The big powers, led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, struck a deal in Munich early on Friday to start to bring an end to hostilities in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns.
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Migrants arrive on the Greek island of Kos island on a small dinghy on August 19, 2015EU member states on Friday gave Greece a three-month ultimatum to remedy "deficiencies" in controlling the influx of migrants or face border controls with the rest of the Schengen passport-free zone, EU sources said. The decision taken by ministers over Greek objections is the culmination of weeks of pressure on Greece, the main gateway for the one million refugees and migrants who entered Europe last year in the continent's biggest such crisis since World War II. A report last month from the European Commission, the EU executive, found that Greece was failing to properly register and fingerprint migrants when inspections were carried out at the Turkish land border and several islands in the Aegean Sea last November.


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