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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 | 31 31 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 | 35 35 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 | 39 39 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 | 41 41 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 | 92 92 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 | 127 127 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 | 139 139 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 | 199 199 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 | 244 244 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 | 262 262 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
Murder mystery dinner show emerges for Halloween
On October 30, the Killing Kompany will produce a murder mystery dinner show at Riccardo’s by the Bridge.
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunday (10/11) Events in Queens
• Kew Gardens - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Flea Market. LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St. • Maspeth - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Neighborhood Flea Market. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 56-18 69th St. • Coro...
Oct 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saturday (10/10) Events in Queens
• Middle Village - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Flea Market. Our Lady of Hope, 61-21 71st St. • Astoria - 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - New York Cares volunteers paint hallways and organize classrooms. PS 85 - The J...
Oct 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transit Museum's exhibit shares look into transit responses to crises
'Bringing Back the City' offers unseen glimpses into the transit system.
Oct 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - October 15-21
Entertainment events happening in Queens and Brooklyn.
Oct 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunday (10/11) Events in Queens
• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Patch. Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway • Ridgewood - Noon to 4 p.m. - Annual Harvest Festival. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave. • Cor...
Oct 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saturday (10/10) Events in Queens
• Astoria - 8 to 9 a.m. - Run For Life: A free weekly run. Astoria Park Track, 19th St. & Ditmars Blvd. • Flushing - 8:40 a.m. - First National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters. Citi Field • Cor...
Oct 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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New novel weaves tales of love & history
Author Peter Golden’s new book, 'Wherever There is Light,' explores an interracial love story based on a historical backdrop that many people have never heard of before.
Oct 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 festivities to celebrate fall
For those of us who binge-watch Gilmore Girls and are pumpkin-flavored-anything addicts, our favorite season has finally bestowed upon us.
Oct 08, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - October 8 - 15
Events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
Oct 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunday (10/4) Events in Queens
• Woodhaven - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - East Coast Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. Forest Park Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd. • Corona - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Moo at the Zoo festival of...
Oct 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saturday(10/3) Events in Queens
• Fresh Meadows - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bazaar and Homemade Ethnic Foods Sale. Annunciation of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 171-21 Underhill Ave. • Corona - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Moo at the Zoo fest...
Oct 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dessy Di Lauro & the rise of neo-ragtime
The singer’s modern style has introduced ragtime to a new generation.
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunday (9/27) Events in Queens
• Corona - 10 a.m. - GW Supermarket Recipe Competition. 60-06 99th St. • Woodhaven - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller host annual Fall Recycling Fair. Fo...
Sep 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saturday (9/26) Events in Queens
• Woodhaven - All Day - Great Woodhaven Yard Sale. Maps at WRBA, 84-20 Jamaica Ave. • Flushing – 9 a.m. to Noon - TreesCount! Meet at PS 20, 142-30 Barclay Ave. • Laurelton - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Cou...
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A South Korean security guard stands guard on an empty road which leads to the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) at the South's CIQ, in PajuSouth Korea said 70 percent of the U.S. dollars paid as wages and fees for the suspended Kaesong industrial project, run jointly with the North, had been diverted for Pyongyang's weapons program and luxury goods for leader Kim Jong Un. It is the first formal acknowledgement by the South that the 55,000 North Korean workers at the Kaesong complex saw little of the $160 they were paid on average a month. South Korea on Wednesday suspended the project as punishment for the North's long-range rocket launch on Feb. 7 saying it would no longer allow the funds paid to Kaesong to be used in the North's missile and nuclear programs.


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Afghan fire-fighters and members of security forces clean the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, AfghanistanBy Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday. At least 3,545 noncombatants died and another 7,457 were injured by fighting last year in a 4-percent increase over 2014, the international organization said in its annual report on civilian casualties. "The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable," Nicholas Haysom, the head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement.


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FILE - This photo provided by courtesy of Open Road Films shows, Rachel McAdams, from left, as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll, in a scene from the film, "Spotlight." Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, that was held in Los Angeles and New York. (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films via AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.


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