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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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 14 14 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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arts and entertainmemt
Weekly Entertainment Calendar
Events between February 26 and March 1.
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Four Little Girls” performance reflects on civil rights
The Edge School of the Arts puts on the annual performance to teach black history and culture through dance.
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Entertainment Calendar
Events taking place between Feb. 19 and Feb. 25.
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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10 Lunar New Year events to attend
Queens and Brooklyn are hosting many of the cultural events.
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coney Island’s Newborn releases first EP
The band has been compared to Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers and even Metallica sometimes.
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Like father, like son
Ridgewood artist showcases joint works with his father
Feb 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slide brings solid barbecue to Maspeth
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...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria’s The Bone Chimes to share a new sound on their next EP
The Bone Chimes are an Astoria-based indie rock/pop band that have spent the last year growing into their own sound and feel. After the release of their first album, In the Muck , in 2013, the Bone...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts & Culture Calendar
Art Photographs with Fausto Sicha Thurs, Jan. 29 6 to 8 p.m. An exhibition featuring latino photographer Fausto Sicha. | Immigrant Movement International, 108-59 Roosevelt Ave., Corona Duane Zaloud...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Under the Hood with Jessi Mechanic
This week, we turned our focus to the Brooklyn music scene, where a wide array of pop, electronic, rock and blues outfits are making major waves. Jessi Mechanic and her band have crafted their own ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s and sports legends to host St. Jude’s fundraiser
To start the new year off right, O’Neill’s is hosting a fundraiser to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in cooperation with several local sports legends. Headed up by 1994 Stanley Cup...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soul Ghosts' Ian McGuinness has gone Side Saddle
Apart from his band Soul Ghosts, Ian McGuinness had never really written too many songs he was proud of - at least not lyrically. While he always had a knack for nailing solid melodies, he never re...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Jesus on the Mainline’s Andrew Neesley
Andrew Neesly, frontman and composer with NYC-based band Jesus on the Mainline , was born in Wisconsin, a world away from the Afro-Cuban jazz scene that he has now embraced. After moving to the cit...
Jan 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s electro-acoustic duo Live Footage
Classically trained musicians Mike Thies and Topu Lyo have been developing their sound since they first moved to the city nearly 10 years ago. Together the experimental and electronic-inspired duo ...
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Country musician finds his place in Woodside
An interview with Ben Hope and the Uptown Outfit
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 60 people were killed by a twin suicide bomb attack at a camp in northern Nigeria for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group, a military and emergency official said on Wednesday. The attack took place some 85 km (50 miles) outside the capital of Borno state, center of the seven-year insurgency, they said. It took place on Tuesday, but a breakdown in the telephone system had prevented the information being made public earlier. (Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Dominic Evans)
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About 50,000 people have fled an upsurge in fighting in northern Syria, requiring urgent deliveries of food and water despite some supply lines being cut, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Swiss-based agency said it had delivered food for 10,000 families and water for about 10,000 people, mainly in northern areas of Aleppo province, adding: "More aid, including medicines, will be delivered in the coming days." In Aleppo city, regular water supplies have been cut, leaving residents dependent on more than 100 water distribution points set up by the ICRC, Syrian Arab Red Crescent and local water boards.
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Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thanks supporters during a primary night rally in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:


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