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How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 571 571 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Homecare Union Dues Requirement
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Business Employment Attorney in Queens, NY Many employers are interested to know about cases that affect the power of unions. For decades, unions have challenged employers through disputes or ongoi...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 282 282 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...

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Volunteer, Job & Internship Opportunities at QBG by Kathleen
May 25, 2012 01:38 PM | 15182 views | 0 0 comments | 750 750 recommendations | email to a friend
Be part of someplace special! Queens Botanical Gardens has volunteer, internship and employment opportunities.  Learn more on our website .
by Kathleen
May 25, 2012 01:30 PM | 10289 views | 0 0 comments | 667 667 recommendations | email to a friend
Be part of someplace special! Queens Botanical Gardens has volunteer, internship and employment opportunities.  Learn more on our website .
QBG Needs Your Help! by Kathleen
May 25, 2012 01:24 PM | 14823 views | 0 0 comments | 631 631 recommendations | email to a friend
The City's proposed budget calls for drastic cuts that would seriously hurt NYC's cultural organizations like Queens Botanical Gardens.   As a friend of the Garden, you are well aware of the import...
CITYPARKS SENIORS FITNESS KICK OFF FREE SPRING CLASSES AT FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK by Kathleen
May 08, 2012 11:58 AM | 16833 views | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Join seniors from Queens as they practice their tennis serve and work on their yoga poses during free CityParks Seniors Fitness classes. All New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, are invited to take advan...
The Challenges of Eating Right, Food Stamps & Other Nutritional Resources for Seniors by Kathleen
May 08, 2012 11:21 AM | 14832 views | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Interagency Council on Aging (QICA) will hold its monthly program meeting on Wednesday, May 16th from 9am - 11am at Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens.  Experts i...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he spoke by telephone earlier in the day with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the first conversation between American and Iranian leaders in more than 30 years. One year ago, Obama and Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries’ leaders. In late September 2014 both men are scheduled to again be in New York for United Nations meetings but expectations for even a handshake are more muted than they were last fall. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders.


2014-09-17 14:20:42 -0400
(Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest-rate futures contracts fell Wednesday after the Federal Reserve renewed its low-rate pledge, prompting traders to add to bets the U.S. central bank will wait to raise interest rates until the second-half of 2015. The contracts show markets are now assigning a roughly 74 chance of a first Fed rate hike in July 2015, based on CME FedWatch, which tracks rate hike expectations using its Fed funds futures contracts. Traders had earlier seen July 2015 as holding a 69 percent chance of rate hike. The Fed has targeted short-term rates of between zero and 0. ...
2014-09-17 14:20:14 -0400
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (Reuters) - Following is the full text of the statement released by the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday following a two-day meeting. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. On balance, labor market conditions improved somewhat further; however, the unemployment rate is little changed and a range of labor market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization of labor resources. ...
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