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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 43 43 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 | 1 1 comments | 94 94 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 | 129 129 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 | 140 140 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 | 200 200 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 | 245 245 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 | 262 262 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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TD Bank collects change for Maspeth student in need
Mairani Portilla has had a difficult year. The fourth grader at P.S. 58 in Maspeth lost both of her parents to cancer, and is currently staying with her aunt, who is also facing financial difficult...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Board 5 approves light rail concept
The members of Community Board 5 voted in favor of Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s light rail proposal Wednesday night, advancing the concept to its next stages. In a 34-6 vote, with one abstensio...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/8/15-12/13/15)
Tuesday, Dec. 8 Thomas Santeramo was arrested at 62-04 69th Place for assault on a police officer by Officer Shoy. Edmond Tagaruci was arrested at 64-16 68th Avenue for menacing by Officer Farinacc...
Dec 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slide Bar-B-Q: BBQ Capital of Queens
Close your eyes. Imagine you are sitting in a brand-new restaurant with the light but savory smell of hickory in the air. A server hands you a Strawberry-Basil Collins specialty cocktail. Where are...
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honor Legion holds holiday event for families of slain officers
Families treated to a meal, gifts and NYPD activities
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locals debate ball field plans at Frank Principe Park
Little consensus on plan to renovate athletic space
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early Morning Elmhurst Fire Counts For Nine Injuries
Nine people were injured this morning as a 4am fire on Ketcham Street and Britton Avenue, just one block off Broadway in Elmhurst quickly got out of control. One neighbor told us he watched in horr...
Dec 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precicnt Police Blotter (11/30/15-12/7/15)
Monday, Nov. 30 Bryan Zack was arrested at 69-23 61st Road for grand larceny by Officer Hopson. Byron Tipanta was arrested at 603 Seneca Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Prizemen. Freddy Men...
Dec 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police still looking for Forest Hills arsonist
The recent slew of construction site fires in Forest Hills have now officially been declared arson, according to authorities. Police are looking for a man who is supposedly behind four of the neigh...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coalition releases annual report on hunger in the city
Calls for min wage increase, funding for SNAP
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hearing on Principe Park fields
The session will be at the Maspeth Town Hall on December 2.
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols want city, not homeowners, on hook for sidewalk repairs
Legislation would put responsibility on city for fixes
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth resident takes issue with construction
Says it’s causing quality-of-life issues on his block
Nov 24, 2015 | 7 7 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/16/15-11/22/15)
Monday, Nov. 16 Omar Gonzalez was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for burglary by Detective Matat. Pawel Garwarski was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for second-degree assault by Detetice Friedr...
Nov 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens first borough to reject new zoning proposals
Issues with plans for affordable housing, permits, rezoning and parking
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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An American flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the sun rises in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential proclamation has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the Supreme Court, the White House and elsewhere in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.


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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel voiced doubt on Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would succeed, suggesting a sectarian partition of the country was inevitable and perhaps preferable. While formally neutral on the five-year civil war racking its neighbor, Israel has some sway among the world powers that have mounted armed interventions and which on Friday agreed on a "cessation of hostilities" to begin within a week. The deal, clinched at a Munich security conference, is already beset by recriminations between Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad militarily and wants to see his rule restored, and Western powers that have called for change in Damascus involving select opposition groups.
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A Red Crescent aid convoy enters Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel held besieged city of Douma, Damascus suburbs, SyriaBy Tom Perry and Noah Barkin BEIRUT/MUNICH (Reuters) - The Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, while Russia made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief. Major powers agreed on Friday to a limited cessation of hostilities in Syria but the deal does not take effect until the end of this week and was not signed by any warring parties - the Damascus government and numerous rebel factions fighting it. Russian bombing raids directed at rebel groups are meanwhile helping the Syrian army to achieve what could be its biggest victory of the war in the battle for Aleppo, the country's largest city and commercial hub before the conflict.


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