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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Rays Sting Mets by Christopher
June 22, 2009 06:40 PM | 7112 views | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
The weather characterized the Mets' series with the Rays. On a generally clear, Friday evening, Mets pummeled the Ray 5-3. Pitcher Fernando Nieve once again showed why he belongs in the majors, shu...
Yankees trump Mets.... by Christopher
June 15, 2009 12:45 AM | 7552 views | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
As much as this pains me to say, the Mets looked powerless against the Yankees in Round 3 of the Subway Series. We simply had no answer... 15-0. Ace Johan Santana , without a doubt, ptiched his wor...
Mets finally beat Yanks by Christopher
June 14, 2009 12:20 AM | 6533 views | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
Right after a tough series against Phillies,  Mets lost their opener against the Yankees last night, off an error committed by Luis Castillo . What should of been a routine catch, proved to be the ...
Mets deliver, a heartbreak... by Christopher
June 11, 2009 07:30 AM | 6623 views | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
 The Mets, depleted and considerably tired from last night, lose to the Phillies in 10-innings, spoiling Tim Redding 's 2nd straight soild contribution on the mound. Luis Castillo and David Wright ...
Remembering JFK (Jack French Kemp) by Anthony
May 10, 2009 11:14 PM | 9999 views | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
My days as a high school student in Mr. James Murphy's history classes at Msgr. McClancy High School take me back to when I first learned of Jack Kemp. Ronald Reagan was president, and one day - we...
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File photo of a protester with his hands on his head as a cloud of tear gas approaches after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriThe U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesdays that it had filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it reached with the federal agency. The Justice Department initiated a civil rights investigation into Ferguson's policing and court practices after an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer in 2014. It resulted in a report that was extremely critical of Ferguson's police and court systems.


2016-02-10 17:38:41 -0500

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEThe Dow and S&P 500 posted their fourth straight day of losses while the Nasdaq ended its three-day down streak. The market had traded higher for much of the session after Yellen told Congress she does not expect the central bank to reverse the rate hike program it began in December. "The market was strong (early in the day) because Janet Yellen confirmed the fact the Fed would go very slow on rate hikes because the economy was showing some signs of sluggishness," said Peter Tuz, president of Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Virginia.


2016-02-10 17:35:44 -0500

Amarion Allen, 11-years-old, stands in front of a police line shortly before shots were fired in a police-officer involved shooting in FergusonBy Sue Britt and Julia Edwards FERGUSON, Mo/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - City officials in Ferguson, Missouri said on Wednesday they want to negotiate with the U.S. Justice Department over police reforms, after voting to amend an agreement born of seven months of talks with the federal government. Mayor James Knowles told a press conference that reforms had to be affordable and attainable. Ferguson's city council voted on Tuesday to accept the reform agreement, called a consent decree, subject to conditions, including that it not be required to increase police officers' pay and police staffing levels.


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