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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 | 24 24 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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All for a good "Kos"
Not afraid to admit when we are a) wrong, b) completely off the mark, and/or c) really screwing the pooch, we here at Pol Position feel compelled to set the record straight because we really droppe...
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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A severe case of 'member head'
A couple of years back, Pol Position got the rare chance to pick the brain of a political lobbyist who had strong ties to and worked closely with elected officials throughout the city, and therefor...
Jan 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The XPols are proud
A little birdie - but not the one you see on Twitter - has told Pol Position that a group of aspiring and politically addicted city journos has come together to create a Political Fantasy league. T...
Jan 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's about the issues, but let's not talk about it
Ostensibly, any political race is supposed to be about the issues, but as is often the case, the issues get pushed to the back as attacks at an opponent's character, personal shortcomings, sexual t...
Jan 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thompson wastes no time
Whoa, slow your roll Billy! We here at Pol Position think that former comptroller William Thompson could use a tall glass of Drank to calm down just a bit. The words from Mayor Bloomberg's oath of ...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political Odds & Ends
We don't get it right very often here at Pol Position, so when we do you can certainly forgive us for calling as much attention as we possibly can to the rare accomplishment. A few weeks back, we t...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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An in-your-face inauguration
Psst, he's sitting right behind you! The newly sworn public advocate and comptroller wasted no time in using their new posts to send the Bloomberg administration a message that they intend to take ...
Jan 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at 2009
We honestly don't know if we are ever going to recover from the year in politics that was aught-nine, but let's just recap some of the madness that took place over the last 365 days. The year 2008 ...
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics could get dirty in Corona next year
We have a feeling that things are going to get real ugly in Corona starting next year. Fed up with the antics of State Senator Hiram Monserrate – which include abusing his girlfriend and holding th...
Dec 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics makes for weird bedfellows
Who knew that Senator Chuck Schumer was such a big fan of the indie and alternative rock scenes? If you've ever been to Williamsburg on a Sunday in the summer, you've probably noticed that there is...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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The political merry-go-round
The new job numbers came out recently, and the news was good: the unemployment rate was lower than expected. That means there must have been quite a bit of job creation in other parts of the econom...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg not giving Thompson any tips
If Bill Thompson was looking to get some inside information on running a successful campaign for a future try at public office - which he has expressed interest in - he's not going to get any help ...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Big Apple gets an apple?
Thank goodness Councilman James Gennaro of Queens ran unopposed in the last election, or a very real and important issue affecting the lives of every New Yorker would continue to go unaddressed. We...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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What we're 'drank'-ful for
Well goslings, it's that time of the year again, and we sincerely hope you have stocked up on your Night Train Express Reserve and ordered your turducken early (only $85 here !). Oh, and if you fin...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voting in Jackson Heights will cost ya!
In what appears to be more like an election in a Middle Eastern country where stuffing the ballot box is encouraged, the volunteer organization “74th Street Merchant’s Association” held an election...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relatives of inmates stand outside the Topo Chico prison, where a riot broke out around midnight, in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Dozens of inmates were killed and several injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at the prison in northern Mexico, the state governor said. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's deadliest prison brawl in many years was a bloodbath in which inmates attacked each other with cudgels and makeshift blades, authorities said Friday, underlining yet again the power that drug cartels wield inside many of the country's lockups.


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In this photo made from the footage with information taken from Russian Defense Ministry official website on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, an aerial image shows an air strike on militant headquarters in the province of Idlib, Syria. The Russian defense ministry says its airstrikes have hit about 1,900 targets in Syria in the past week. A Syrian government offensive around the city of Aleppo backed by Russian airstrikes has sent tens of thousands fleeing to the Turkish border. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service Photo 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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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, arrive for a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Friday defended his country's foreign policy and its stance in Yemen and Syria, insisting that the kingdom has no ambitions beyond its borders.


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