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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Two banks hit by robbers in Glendale on same day
Residents debate possible crime spike
Jan 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marshall says state of the borough looks good
Borough President Helen Marshall delivered her 2012 State of the Borough address at Queens College Tuesday morning, in which she said millions of dollars invested in capital projects and an improvi...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/16/12-1/22/12)
Monday, Jan. 16 Alfredo Leyva was arrested at the intersection of Eliot and Metropolitan avenues for violation of local law by Officer Taveras. Franklin Guaman was arrested at 1821 Harman Street fo...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 discusses a Retro Fitness in Glendale
An application to build a Retro Fitness franchise at 65-85 Otto Road in Glendale, where a furniture warehouse is currently located, was discussed at the Community Board 5 meeting in the Christ the ...
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESDC CEO visits Queens
Talks Aqueduct convention center
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/9/12-1/15/12)
Monday, Jan. 9 Michael Lerderman was arrested at 52-20 Grand Avenue for grand larceny by Detective Ebron. McRoy Pope was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and 69th Place for criminal po...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/3/12-1/8/12)
Tuesday, Jan. 3 Dennis Truberg was arrested at 72-10 Myrtle Avenue for assault by Officer Hopson. William Little was arrested at 903 Wyckoff Avenue for aggravated harassment by Detective Webb. Carm...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Industrial voices uniting in Maspeth
A new association is uniting Maspeth industry. The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) formed in early 2011 as a project of the Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network, a non-profit that ...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real cops arrest fake in 104th
A man was arrested in the 104th Precinct for impersonating a police officer to steal an unsuspecting victim's jacket. On December 30 at 3:30 a.m., police received a call reporting the incident, whi...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire bombs plague Jamaica
Neighbors questioned motive behind attacks
Jan 04, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/26/11-1/1/12)
Monday, Dec. 26 Edward Orega was arrested at 57-66 63rd Street for criminal mischief by Officer Gomez. Maryellen Cerruti was arrested at 64-12 79th Street for petit larceny by Officer Villacres. Am...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, Dec. 19 Carlos Perez was arrested at DeKalb and Cypress Avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Ziman. John Burke was arrested at 82 Street and 60 Avenue for driving while intoxica...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth house catches fire
A house fire at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and 68th Street in Maspeth shook up the quiet neighborhood on Thursday, just after 12:30 p.m. Firefighters from Ladder 138 and Squad 288 were call...
Dec 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murder-suicide shocks Maspeth
Murder suicide shakes Maspeth By Heather Senison hsenison@queensledger.com Lifelong Maspeth and Glendale resident Maureen Biermann and her stepson David were stabbed multiple times inside their hom...
Dec 22, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 tables Maspeth construction project
Some Queens Community Board 5 members are a bit concerned about a plan to transform a mixed-use building in Maspeth into a three-story residence for families. An application has been submitted to t...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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All-male panel in Utah votes to keep sales tax on tamponsA Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it. Members of a taxation committee on Wednesday ...


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File photo of police taking a mugshot of a protester who was detained in Ferguson, MissouriBy Sue Britt and Julia Edwards FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to force the city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities. The St. Louis suburb, a symbol of problems with policing and race in the United States, earlier on Wednesday said it wanted to change an agreement it had negotiated with the federal government due to the costs involved. "The residents of Ferguson have waited nearly a year for their city to adopt an agreement that would protect their rights and keep them safe," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference.


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Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, left, and his wife, Carol leave U.S. Court House building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Baca signed a plea agreement that said he ordered deputies to intimidate an FBI agent and "do everything but put handcuffs on her." Baca later lied to federal prosecutors and the FBI that he wasn't privy to discussions about trying to derail the investigation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that tarnished his long career and appeared to trigger his abrupt retirement.


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