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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 78 78 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 182 182 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 | 231 231 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 | 246 246 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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Implications of the Recent Retail Wage Increases by cindy
March 26, 2015 01:38 PM | 14747 views | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Setphen D. Hans Recently, Wal-Mart announced its decision to raise the base wage of its employees. Wal-Mart plans to increase wages for close to 40 percent of its workforce. As of April, wo...
Wal-Mart Hit by EEOC with Age and Disability Discrimination Suit by cindy
March 18, 2015 11:15 AM | 10307 views | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Sometimes hearing about a discrimination case is the best way for employers to understand potential liability. People would expect a company the size of Wal-Mart to have ant...
Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call? by cindy
March 04, 2015 01:46 PM | 11117 views | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employe...
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant? by cindy
February 25, 2015 12:34 PM | 24717 views | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts by Robert
February 25, 2015 11:52 AM | 11385 views | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
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These images, courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago, show Vincent Van Gogh's, The Bedroom, 1889; and a recreation of the paintingThe Art Institute of Chicago has recreated Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom in an apartment and is renting it out for $10 a night. "This is so perfect I'm literally crying," art student Genevieve Marie Gualtiere wrote on the museum's Facebook page. "We're hoping it will inspire people to think in new ways about the painting," said Amanda Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Art Institute of Chicago.


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U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in WashingtonBy Lindsay Dunsmuir and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to Congress with a brave face on Thursday amid a worsening meltdown in global markets and growing skepticism the U.S. central bank can carry out its long-planned pivot to "normal" monetary policy. Testifying for a second straight day before lawmakers, Yellen repeatedly stressed that the Fed is not on a "pre-set path" even though, for now, she still expects it to gradually raise interest rates this year, given the strong U.S. labor market and other bright spots in the economy. With investors stampeding to safer assets globally, the head of the world's most influential central bank acknowledged that a weakened global economy and a steep slide in stock markets was tightening financial conditions faster than the Fed wants.


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Media wait at a checkpoint about four miles from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon, on February 11, 2016Burns (United States) (AFP) - The last of four occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon turned himself in to federal agents on Thursday after initially refusing to surrender and threatening to commit suicide.


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