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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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 | 44 44 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 | 96 96 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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 | 246 246 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 | 263 263 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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Another from the archives
We might need some Brooklyn folks out there to help identify the people in the this mystery photo from our archives. We can’t be entirely sure, but we think we represent a couple of Brooklyn electe...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP has their man for City Hall?
Is the Queens County Republican Party confident they have the new face of their organization? According to some sources, they are convinced that they do. Sources say Councilman Eric Ulrich is being...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get to know former AG Robert Abrams
We ran this mystery photo from our archives last week, and our trusty historian, Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Association, was once again able to fill in some of the details. In a...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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An angry missive from the desk of...?
I guess it is true that no good deed goes unpunished. Last week, Assemblyman Ron Kim sent a message to his constituents announcing that he thinks he now realizes why his hometown of Flushing isn't ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two 'big' men in city politics
We ran this undated photo from our archives in the January 7th issue asking if any of our readers could identify the people in the picture, and reliable responder Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Ce...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Digging up some clues on our mystery photo
Wow, we had an amazing response to this photo we dug up from our archives and ran in last week's paper. Several people emailed their thoughts on who they thought might be in the photo, including Jo...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Mystery Groundbreaking
We went back to the archives this week and dug up this picture of a bunch of people digging dirt. Obviously it's a ceremonial groundbreaking for some sort of Queens College project, but beyond that...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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mailer takes shots at Velazquez
A couple of weeks ago, the editorial side of the paper sat down with Yungman Lee, a Chinatown Democrat who is looking to unseat longtime incumbent Nydia Velazquez in next year's June primary. We he...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Party of the Manes Mystery solved
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week asking if anyone could helps us identify the people, and we received this email from Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical ...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manes and...?
Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned ribbon cutting? We know we here at Pol Position do, but what we love even more is knowing what the ribbon cutting is celebrating. We dug up this old photo from...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's next for Preet?
Well, it looks like the other shoe has dropped on former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver. And that would be the shoe of U.S. district attorney Preet Bharara. Bharara was actually in the courtroom w...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The president, a councilman and the judge
We ran this undated photo we found in our archives last week asking our readers for help identifying the men pictured, and we received several responses. Everybody was able to identify the man on t...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race heating up in 30th Assembly District
Incumbents in New York City – especially of the Democratic variety – always have a distinct advantage when faced with a challenge from a political newcomer. First, they have the name recognition an...
Nov 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whatever this is, it's obviously huge!
UPDATE : We ran this photo from our archives in last week's issue mostly because we just loved the composition, but also because the more we admired it the more curious we became about the photo. A...
Oct 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another one from the vault
It looks like we finally came across the stash of Rudy Giuliani photos in our archives, and thought we would share this one to see if any of our readers can shed some light on the event. Obviously ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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People queue at a polling station in Bangui to vote in the Central African Republic second round of the presidential and legislative elections on February 14, 2016Election officials began counting ballots Sunday after the Central African Republic voted in delayed legislative elections and a presidential run-off it hopes will bring peace after the worst sectarian violence since independence in 1960. "For the first time we have a true opportunity to turn our backs on war," said Paterne, a voter in his 40s, as he queued at a polling station in the capital Bangui. The two men in the close presidential race are both former prime ministers who have campaigned on promises to restore security and boost the economy in the mineral-rich but dirt-poor country.


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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University students working on a video project sparked reports of armed men near the student union on Sunday, leading to a lockdown of about an hour at ASU's Jonesboro campus.
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By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will not rush through a Supreme Court choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia this week but will wait to nominate a candidate until the U.S. Senate is back in session, the White House said on Sunday. "Given that the Senate is currently in recess, we don’t expect the president to rush this through this week, but instead will do so in due time once the Senate returns from their recess," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. "At that point, we expect the Senate to consider that nominee, consistent with their responsibilities laid out in the United States Constitution," he said.
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