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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 | 77 77 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 | 181 181 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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Polish-American WWI vet honored with Maspeth street renaming
Frank Kowalinski first Polish-American to lost life in war
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/9/15-11/14/15)
Monday, Nov. 9 William Arango was arrested and Grand Avenue and 79th Street for petit larceny by Officer Craig. Charles Boeham was arrested at 1826 Cornelia Street for criminal contempt by Officer ...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steamed about Steem, the new caffeinated peanut butter
Senator Charles Schumer urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately investigate a new potentially dangerous product that is hitting store shelves: caffeinated peanut butter.
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly hopeful hosts fall fundraiser
Brian Barnwell, a 29-year-old attorney and political newcomer, is facing a big challenge next November. He’s taking on Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, a 17-year incumbent, for her seat in Albany. Ye...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet Jane's owners address issues at CB5 meeting
Stress bar won't be like The Cobra Club
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens honors veterans with annual parade
Scores of Queens residents lined Middle Village's commercial corridor on Saturday to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during the annual Veteran's Day Parade. The parade, ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/2/15-11/8/15)
Monday, Nov. 2 Louis Ciervo was arrested at 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue for making graffiti by Officer Gonzalez. Najis Aitbella was arrested at 60-16 Myrtle Avenue for endangering incompete...
Nov 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloween in Maspeth
Last weekend, families from around the borough celebrated Halloween with a spooky kids event at the Knockdown Center. Children of all ages gathered around tables to paint pumpkins and create spider...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Chamber, Facebook host seminar
Teach business owners to connect through platform
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community rallies for NY Cosmos stadium
Project will also include retail space, hotel and park
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104th Preinct Police Blotter (10/26/15-11/1/15)
Monday, Oct. 26 Alfonso Ganzalez was arrested at Myrtle Avenue and George Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Sullivan. Bindo Acharya was arrested at 1030 Seneca Avenue for endang...
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City, fellow officers pay final respects to slain cop
The streets of Queens were filled with uniformed officers from across the country, who stood in salute as they paid their final goodbyes to Officer Randolph Holder, who was killed in a Harlem shoot...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Chamber presents Business Person of the Year awards
The Queens Chamber of Commerce held it's Business Person of the Year event Thursday evening at Terrace on the Park with nearly 200 in attendance. Ken Daly, president of National Grid, was put in th...
Oct 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets fans rally for team’s success in World Series
Fans of all ages and backgrounds gather at Borough Hall
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale yeshiva slapped with DOB violation
Follows months of controversy over current dorm arrangements
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Chad President Habre raises his fist in air as he leaves court in Dakar, SenegalBy Makini Brice DAKAR (Reuters) - Chad's former ruler Hissene Habre faces a three-month wait to learn his fate after a landmark human rights trial in Senegal at which victims gave harrowing accounts of arbitrary detention, torture and prisoners being forced to dig mass graves. Defence lawyers were addressing the court on Thursday, and the three judges are expected to rule in May. Habre ruled from 1982 to 1990, when he fled into exile in Senegal. Two years later, a truth commission in Chad said 40,000 acts of political murder and torture occurred during his tenure, mostly by his feared Documentation and Security Directorate.


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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at a news conference during a NATO Defence Ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in BrusselsBy Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States pressed allies on Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter started talks on Thursday in Brussels with more than two dozen defense ministers, including from key ally Saudi Arabia, which renewed its offer potentially to send troops into Syria.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Inmates could get credits for taking part in programs like education or job training under legislation advanced by a House panel.
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