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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 | 17 17 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 | 19 19 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 | 23 23 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 | 27 27 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 | 80 80 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 | 114 114 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 | 125 125 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 | 185 185 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 | 233 233 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 | 249 249 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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Maspeth may receive borough's first ambulance charging station
CB5 also reviews budget priorities
Feb 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dirty Laundry Delivery Service in Queens
Dirty Laundry, a new app created by Forest Hills residents Sergei Benyaminov and Roman Kaykov aims to aid customers by simplifying the laundry process. Their Queens, startup is currently serving ar...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dry Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Enhances State of the Art Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program
Dry Harbor has been in operation for more than thirty years, providing both short and long-term care to seniors and others in need of round-the-clock care outside of the intense environment of a ho...
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/1/16-2/7/16)
Monday, Feb. 1 Brian Pickar was arrested at 1867 Grove Street for criminal obstruction of breathing by Officer Kim. Maximiliano Gonzalez was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Gates Avenue for driving ...
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lafyes Jewelry
Maspeth residents have been flocking to Lafyes not just for the best prices, but because Flores understands how important and emotionally valuable jewelry can be.
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miss New York visits Glendale school
Speaks to students about bullying, following dreams
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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BioBus provides hands-on science learning experience
The Magic School Bus isn’t the only vehicle driving kids toward interactive science education. BioBus, a mobile science lab housed inside a school bus, has been offering hands-on, interactive lesso...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/25/16-1/31/16)
Monday, Jan. 25 Jocelyn Apolinar was arrested at 458 Onderdonk Avenue for third-degree assault by Office Archange. Stefanie Thompson was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for burglary by Officer Glo...
Feb 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authorities seize 100 pounds of heroin in Queens
Drugs worth at least $14 million
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/18/16-1/24/16)
Monday, Jan. 18 Derek Rawlings was arrested at Metropolitan Avenue and Cooper Avenue for possession of a forged instrument by Officer Giodani. Emad A. Alarega was arrested at 89-29 Metropolitan Ave...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough's first medical marijuana dispensary opens in Elmhurst
CEO says facility feels like a doctor's office
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth, Ridgewood manufacturers discuss issues with city
Industrial business leaders in Maspeth and Ridgewood gathered for their annual luncheon to network and discuss some of the top issues facing their respective industries. The luncheon, sponsored by ...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekend blizzard produces record snowfall
Queens residents, pols upset about unplowed streets
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katz touts accomplishments in 2016 State of the Borough address
What’s happening in Queens will set a template for the future of the country. That’s the message Borough President Melinda Katz shared in Thursday’s State of the Borough address at Queens College. ...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/11/16-1/17/16
Monday, Jan. 11 Jean M. Accardi was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for petit larceny by Detective Caruso. Danny Estrada was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for criminal contempt by Office Coppel...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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HOLD FOR STORY BY DAVID EGGERT- FILE- In a file photo from Feb. 5, 2016, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, center and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Deacon Omar Odette, right, meet with volunteers helping to load vehicles with bottled water in Flint, Mich. Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the lead-contaminated water emergency in Flint. Democrats, especially those running for president, are pointing to mistakes by Snyder's administration during the crisis as a vivid example of Republican-style cost-cutting run amok. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Democrats, especially those running for president, have pointed to his administration's mishandling of the city's switch to a cheaper water supply as an example of Republican cost-cutting run amok.


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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A presidential spokesman in South Sudan says the president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a unity government.
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FILE - In this June 13, 2015 file photo, Florida starting pitcher Logan Shore throws during an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Miami in Omaha, Neb. Shore and fellow pitchers A.J. Puk and Alex Faedo are an imposing weekend rotation that combined for a 26-11 record last season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida has done everything except win a national championship in eight seasons under Kevin O'Sullivan, and here the Gators are again with a roster overflowing with talent and the consensus No. 1 ranking in the preseason polls.


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