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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 77 77 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 181 181 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 | 231 231 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 | 246 246 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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arts and entertainmemt
Nadia Kazmi unveils raw, intimate folk rock music
Brooklyn-based Canadian singer-songwriter Nadia Kazmi has taken New York City by storm. Watch her perform her latest EP ‘LAMB’ in October.
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 24 - Oct. 1
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Piece tackles natural disasters at Knockdown Center
In their performance, thingNY explores the various reactions of an urban community who are affected by a weather disaster in different ways.
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, life and art in ‘Cutie and the Boxer’
The film will air on Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. on PBS's POV.
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 17-24
Weekly entertainment events happening in Queens and Brooklyn
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Maspeth producer reveals Halloween short film
Writer, producer and director Carl Paolino recently screened his short film 'The Halloween Pranksta' for his fellow Maspeth locals at Maspeth Federal Savings.
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greekalicious cooks up healthy lifestyle
Real Greek cuisine said to improve health and happiness
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 10
Weekly entertainment events happening Brooklyn and Queens
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The US Open draws pop stars too
Up-and-comers gather on the court for AAKD
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 events to attend this Labor Day weekend
If you’re just not ready to give up white pants, outdoor parties and sweet summer memories, check out these five activities taking place this weekend.
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 2
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Chris Riffle brings artsy mellowcore to NY
West coast upbringing, East coast living inspires new album
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five comedy shows inspired by Brooklyn Comedy Festival
New York City has it’s fair share of comedy clubs and shows. While most of them are in Manhattan, did you know that there are countless shows in Brooklyn and Queens?
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 25
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Mini craftsmen festival features 19th century crafts
The King Manor Museum in Jamaica demonstrated 19th century arts & craft trades for the community.
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national news
By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - The Ugandan military said on Thursday that a senior commander in warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army had surrendered, a move analysts say showed disarray in rebel ranks and strengthened the possibility of Kony's capture. It first took up arms in the 1980s, but left Uganda about a decade ago after a military crackdown by Kampala. Since then, it has roamed across lawless parts of Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic, eluding international efforts to defeat it.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 5, 2016 in New York CityWall Street stocks sharply extended losses Thursday morning after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it was "premature" to assess the impact of global market turmoil on the US economy. Near 1650 GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 15,570.85, down 343.89 points (2.16 percent). The broad-based S&P 500 fell 33.61 (1.81 percent) to 1,818.25, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 59.05 (1.38 percent) to 4,224.54.


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By Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - Groups of Islamic State fighters are quitting their bases in Libya fearing Western air strikes and heading south, posing a new threat to countries in Africa's Sahel region including Niger and Chad, officials and intelligence sources said. The ultra-hardline movement that has seized large areas of Syria and neighbouring Iraq has also amassed thousands of fighters along a coastal strip in Libya, where it has taken the city of Sirte and attacked oil infrastructure. "ISIS (Islamic State) are moving towards southern Libya to avoid the likely air strikes from the European coalition," said Colonel Mahamane Laminou Sani, director of documentation and military intelligence for Niger's armed forces.
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