blog roll
our featured bloggers
What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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...

more blogs

news
$14 million going to Queens libraries
Katz allocates funds for renovations, security cameras
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Nonprofit paints colorful mural outside police precinct
NYPD hopes art deters future graffiti in the community
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brush with Kindness brightens Selfhelp senior center
Habitat for Humanity of New York City joined by with corporate partner Delta to brighten the days of Maspeth senior citizens at their home away from home. Selected by Habitat for Humanity in late J...
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
At Fort Totten, elected officials call for increased security
Base director says public park makes security 'complex'
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Governor unveils plan to completely rebuild LGA
Beep urges PA to take into account noise issues
Jul 28, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mayor announces Queens Boulevard redesign
Hopes $101M project helps shake 'Boulevard of Death' nickname
Jul 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Temporary reprieve for Uber
Hundreds flock to company's job fair in LIC
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Girl Scouts design apps to improve the world
Groups of three work together on environmental, social issues
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/13/15-7/19/15)
Monday, July 13 Leslow Maciag was arrested at 56-10 Nurge Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Quintanitla. Zsuzsanna Sipos was arrested at 60TH Street and Metropolitan Avenue for aggravated ...
Jul 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Audit finds finances of former library executives don’t check out
Also calls into question conduct of current interim library head
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NYPD presents massive overhaul of police department
Program piloted in the Rockaways since May
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/6/15-7/13/15)
Monday, July 6 David Trucchio was arrested at 62-14 68th Avenue for endangering the welfare of a child by Officer Shoy Ray Muniz was arrested at 56-51 Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Detective M...
Jul 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens shelter to lose sex offenders
Community concerns since it was converted from family shelter
Jul 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pols urge comptroller to reject homeless shelter for second time
Call for Assembly to pass bill requiring community input
Jul 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/29/15-7/5/15)
Monday, June 29 Darren Roach was arrested at Onderdonk and Myrtle avenues for criminal obstruction of breathing by Officer Pineda. Tuesday, June 30 Brandon Watson was arrested at 62-16 Metropolitan...
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Farmers clash with riot police during a protest outside Agriculture ministry in Athens, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Farmers from across Greece have begun gathering in Athens for a two-day protest against the government and its plans to impose new tax hikes and pension charges. Bailout lenders are demanding that Greece scrap tax breaks for farmers and impose pension reforms that will lead to higher monthly contributions from the self employed and salaried employees. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens as thousands headed to the capital for a two-day protest against government plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system.


2016-02-12 08:22:06 -0500

Pope Francis wears a traditional Mexican sombrero hat he received as a gift by a Mexican journalist aboard the plane during the flight from Rome to Habana, Cuba, on his way to a week-long trip to Mexico, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is scheduled to stop in Cuba for an historical meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill that the Vatican sees as a historic step in the path toward healing the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):


2016-02-12 08:21:50 -0500
By John Irish MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. Wang Yi also said he was concerned by a possible U.S. deployment of its sophisticated THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system to South Korea, saying it could also be used to target China. North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since its first nuclear test in 2006.
2016-02-12 08:21:33 -0500