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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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 174 174 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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Forest Hills parents teach empathy through their story
The Starabella book series ventures into a bright new world of a child misunderstood
May 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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A place to dish, discuss, and keep a diary
Queens resident creates online forum, Diary Discussions
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willy Wonka comes to St. Mary's Drama Guild
The St. Mary's Drama Guild is gearing up for its 63rd anniversary year with a blockbuster live musical production of "WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY," directed by Ms. Ann Smith.  Ms. Smith s...
Apr 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nashville by way of Brooklyn
Brooklyn-based singer Risa Binder on love, Cobble Hill & kindness
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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A "charming" fashion trend
Classic charm bracelets make for a unique, timeless gift
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interstate Projects showcases "Bad Girls"
In 1994 Marcia Tucker, the founder and director of the New Museum, organized an exhibition entitled Bad Girls that included works by more than 60 artists who were creating art that resonated with h...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooky stories of horror fill pages of "Night Shivers"
Brooklyn author aims to scare, entertain, and even inspire with first book
Apr 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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A spring fling in Queens with dance, music & circus
This upcoming week lots of things to do in Queens
Apr 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Step into spring with the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl
Part of Shop, Drop & Drink event, it's sure to leave you ready for the new season
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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QNSalon: A cultural salon to connect Queens women
A new initiative to connect women all across Queens is taking shape and its focus is on attracting women who in turn, help shape the borough. QNSalon (pronounced Queens Salon) is a cultural salon t...
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Bridge Park pays homage to spring
A roundup of fun things to do at the DUMBO park
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Village show celebrates creative past
Brooklyn Philharmonic partners with Roulette for an experience
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daring creativity blooms in this season's floral decor
(ARA Content) - A little black dress, a great pair of jeans and a leather jacket - some styles never go out of fashion. Some elements of home decor share that same sense of timelessness, and none m...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shots of the "underdog" borough
Sunnyside photographer showcases Queens in his works
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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QCA Promotes free Google seminar
Also pushes upcoming events in Queens, and New York City
Mar 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police Officer Peter Liang, center, exits the courtroom during a break in closing arguments in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors are weighing the fate of a rookie New York City police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell.


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By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Interest payments that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen calls "critical" to the U.S. central bank's conduct of monetary policy came under fire on Wednesday from lawmakers, raising questions about new potential political hurdles ahead for the Fed. ...
2016-02-10 15:11:26 -0500

The Canary Wharf financial district is seen in east LondonBy Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A draft accord to help keep Britain in the European Union is "very fragile", a top EU official warned on Wednesday as France and eastern states pushed for changes before leaders meet to try and seal the deal next week. European Council President Donald Tusk, who agreed reform proposals last week with British Prime Minister David Cameron, said they were "balanced and solid" and he hoped to finalise them when he chairs a Brussels summit next Thursday and Friday. "However, let me be clear -- this is a very fragile political process," he added, announcing that he had cleared his diary and would travel to Paris, Berlin and eastern Europe early next week "to secure broad political support for my proposal".


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