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How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
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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
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     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
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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
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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 | 54 54 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 | 92 92 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 | 98 98 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 | 164 164 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 | 171 171 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 | 276 276 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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Crowley opens campaign office on Myrtle Ave
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is running against Republican challenger Craig Caruana to keep her seat in the 30th District in the upcoming general elections on November 5, 2013. Crowley was joined...
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/9/13-9/15/13)
Monday, Sept. 9 Shirley Tejada was arrested at 64-18 55th Avenue for leaving the scene of an accident by Detective Houlihan. Janusz Janek was arrested at 74-50 65th Street for criminal contempt by ...
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Smile on Maspeth Day
The Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot was all smiles this past Sunday, as the bank hosted its annual “Smile on Maspeth Day.” The annual event, which is completely free, features rides, games, fac...
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Queens Falcons football is ready for the fall
Coaches teach the game, but also stress education
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Pols object to proposed changes to FAA guidelines
Say it would let agency skirt environmental reviews
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Students injured in Maspeth accident
Five students from I.S. 73 in Maspeth were injured, including three who had to be rushed into surgery, after an SUV lost control and jumped the curb at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Maspet...
Sep 12, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Firefighters of NYFD Squad 288/HazMat 1 remembered
Maspeth firehouse hosts solemn 9/11 ceremony
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Landmark proposal for century-old firehouse in Maspeth
Local family seeks status to protect building in the future
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Families assess the damage after five-alarm fire
A five-alarm fire spread through six homes along 68th Avenue in Middle Village around 8 p.m. on Monday night, sending a reported 200 firefighters to the scene. While 11 firefighters were reported i...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/2/13-9/8/13)
Monday, Sept. 2 Pablo Minchala was arrested at the intersection of 88th Lane and Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Alvarez. Gerardo Gonzalez was arrested at 665 Seneca Avenue f...
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FAA proposes revision of environmental guidelines
Move could eliminate public review of changes to flight patterns
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/26/13-9/1/13)
Monday, Aug. 26 Kadeem Bell was arrested at the intersection of 65th Street and Shaler Avenue for robbery by Officer Matat. Candido Lopez was arrested at 341 St. Nicholas Avenue for unauthorized us...
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September 11 memorial ceremonies in Queens
Queens residents will never forget the tragic events that took nearly 3,000 lives on September 11, 2001. On the 12-year anniversary, communities across the borough continue to hold candlelight vigi...
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Wake for 'Bachelor' contestant held in Maspeth
A wake was held last week for Gia Allemand, “The Bachelor” contestant who took her own life on August 12, at Papavero Funeral Home on Grand Avenue in Maspeth. Allemand was born on December 20, 1983...
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104th Precinct Police Safety Day in Mafera
Building community relations in Ridgewood
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Firefighters hose down a hot spot in the rubble of home Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, that was destroyed by a wildfire in Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.


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Pro-Union 'No' supporters rally in Edinburgh on September 16, 2014, ahead of the referendum on Scotland's independenceEdinburgh (AFP) - Opinion polls on the eve of Scotland's historic referendum suggest voters will narrowly reject independence, as the rival camps battle on, aware the result remains too close to call.


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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.


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