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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 | 27 27 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 | 30 30 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 | 32 32 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 | 37 37 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 | 89 89 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 | 123 123 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 | 134 134 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 | 194 194 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 | 240 240 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 | 256 256 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
LaGuardia students surprise the competition
LaGuardia Community College students proved to themselves and the nation that Queens definitely brings competition to the table when it comes to the art of theater. While over 1,100 students applie...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Shangaa: Art of Tanzania”
A wooden Tanzanian mask showcased at the “Shangaa: Art of Tanzania” opening at Queensborough Community College’s QCC Art Gallery at 22205 56th Ave. in Bayside, where over 150 East African artifacts...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Leviathan
Film presents an eerie silence in the violent waters of Massachusetts
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sleeping Beauty at Brooklyn
An interactive fairy tale musical enchants and teaches children the magic of theater
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria dance company celebrates 15 years with new performance
Green Space is just ‘Skimming the Surface’
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2013
Some fun activities for your holiday celebration
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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New bakery highlights Astoria's growth
A Moroccan baker's first business venture
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Kiarostomi's Story of Someone in Love
Simple writing, subtle acting, but a complicated case
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great outdoors comes to NYC
With 30,000 sq. ft., new climbing gym matches the largest in the Nation
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where to party for Super Bowl XLVII
It is not just sports bars and pubs in on the action
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Supporting Characters
Supporting Characters focuses on two film editors balancing their personal relationships while trying to rework a movie. It stars Alex Karpovsky, who is the best known for his role as Ray Ploshansk...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Innovative art studio aimed at the young
In 2010, Valerie Plasmati was a mother living in Queens who had a daughter enrolled in fourth grade at a local elementary school, PS 32, the State Street School, in Flushing. Her daughter participa...
Jan 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Cupcake expands to Queens
LIC gets a taste of the fast-growing sensation
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Tabu
Tabu by Miguel Gomes, a Portuguese filmmaker and former film critic, is a film devoted to the past. The film, which is shot in black-and-white, focuses on two women, Pilar played by Theresa Madruga...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the year in music
Buying gifts for the holiday season? There's no need to rack up debt buying that $500 phone that will be replaced by a new model in six months. Instead, consider music downloads – they don't cost a...
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Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the Munich Security Conference on February 13, 2016The world has plunged into a "new Cold War", the Russian premier said Saturday, as East-West tensions over Syria and Ukraine dominated a gathering of world leaders in Germany. US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Munich Security Conference that Russia must stop targeting moderate rebels in Syria and pull its troops out of Ukraine. "To date, the vast majority of Russia's attacks (in Syria) have been against legitimate opposition groups," Kerry told the audience.


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MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that the odds of a ceasefire for Syria being successfully put in place by next week were less than 50 percent. Asked at a security conference in Munich to assess the chances of the ceasefire deal succeeding, Lavrov answered: "49 percent". Asked the same question, his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier put the odds at 51 percent. (Writing by Noah Barkin; Editing by Paul Carrel)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev waits on the podium at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):


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