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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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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 | 237 237 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 | 252 252 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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Blockbusted! Video giant closing Queens locations
Queens has approximately eleven Blockbuster stores, but that is about to change. A few of these stores are closing, including the branch on Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth and the branch at...
Mar 31, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solemn event marks 100th anniversary of tragic fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory incident changed the face of labor
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan for new industrial business association takes off in Maspeth
Maspeth is home to many industrial businesses. Sitting next to the old railroad tracks, the industrial sector has been one of the anchors of the town, producing products, providing services and rak...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/21/11-3/27/11)
Monday, Mar. 21 No Arrests Tuesday, Mar. 22 Mensor Kurti was arrested at the intersection of Seneca and Greene avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Zak. Hector Rodriguez was arrested at...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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New financial empowerment center opens in Queens
A new financial empowerment center has opened in Central Queens and Department of Consumer Affairs commissioner Jonathan Mintz, along with the Citi Foundation, Queens Community House and the Financ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/14/11-3/20/11)
Click on the red dot for detailed information. Monday, Mar. 14 Valencia Lowe was arrested at the intersection of 85th Street and Myrtle Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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City still replanting trees lost in last year’s tornado
Community boards 5 and 7 top priority list
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven altercation leaves one teen dead
One teenager is dead after an altercation early Saturday morning following a house party in Woodhaven, which was crashed by a group of teenagers who then beat Anthony Callao, 18, to death. The part...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/7/11-3/13/11)
Click on the red dot on the map to see the crime, location, and date. Monday, Mar. 7 Jaime Suriel was arrested at 89-88 Cooper Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer Mays. Nancy Pasquirre was arre...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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At the Maspeth Senior Center, friendships mean everything
Facility would close under gov.’s budget proposal
Mar 15, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA move out of Brooklyn into Maspeth meets contention
Photos by Michael O'Kane The Access-a-Ride fleet at 65 Commercial Street in Greenpoint is on its way to another site in Maspeth, but elected officials and residents are protesting the move, saying ...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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City agrees to smaller school savings take-back
Opponents say new plan isn't enough
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/28/11-3/6/11)
Monday, Feb. 28 Anthony Jackson was arrested at 551 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Caputo. Frank Cruz was arrested at 4562 Fairview Avenue for assault by Officer Melisurgo. Ch...
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Vallone aims to smash FDNY’s “crash tax”
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. is taking on the Fire Department’s proposed “crash tax.” With legislation that will be introduced into the City Council on March 23, the councilman aims to halt any ef...
Mar 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outer borough jobs up, but transit services lag
Study finds commuting up between Brooklyn and Queens
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A Flint resident picks up a replacement water filter at a fire station in Flint, MichiganBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - State government officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to contaminated water in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed. The disclosure of the documents, among thousands of pages of emails and other material released, comes as Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder faces pressure to resign over his administration's handling of the Flint water crisis. Michigan's Genesee County, which includes Flint, had 87 cases of Legionnaires' from June 2014 to November 2015, 10 of them fatal.


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Agents with US Customs and Border Protection inspect flowers that arrived to the US for Valentine's Day, in the cargo area of the Miami International Airport on February 11, 2016When -- or if -- that bunch of flowers arrives on Sunday for Valentine's Day, spare a thought for Edward Putland. Putland, an agent specializing in agriculture at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has been busy scouring roses, carnations and all other manner of flowers and plants imported through Miami's international airport, mainly from Latin America. For Putland and his fellow inspectors the first half of February presents a daunting challenge: about a billion flowers and plants pour into the US during the three weeks leading up to Valentine's Day on February 14, of which more than 90 percent comes through the Miami airport.


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By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's foreign enemies have sent rebels new supplies of ground-to-ground missiles to confront a Russian-backed offensive by the government near Aleppo, stepping up support in response to the attack, two rebel commanders said. The commanders told Reuters the missiles with a range of 20 km (12 miles) had been provided in "excellent quantities" in response to the attack that has cut rebel supply lines from the Turkish border to opposition-held parts of the city of Aleppo. Facing one of the biggest defeats of the five-year-long war, rebels have been complaining that foreign states such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey have let them down by not providing them with more powerful weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles.
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