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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 | 11 11 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 | 12 12 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 | 17 17 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 | 21 21 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 | 73 73 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 | 108 108 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 | 118 118 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 | 177 177 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 | 227 227 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 | 242 242 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
Queens World Festival kicks off 6th year
QWFF to screen 144 films from around the globe
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 Valentine’s Day weekend ideas
There are plenty of events around the city that you and your sweetheart can attend this weekend.
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Feb. 11 to Feb. 18
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens
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Where to watch the Super Bowl in Brooklyn and Queens
Where to watch the game and Coldplay's halftime show
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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"The Portrait Project" brings performance art to Dumbo
Explores relationship between storytelling, live music & dance
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Feb. 4 to Feb. 11
Entertainment events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loston Harris to jazz up Manhattan Beach
Listen to Harris’ rendition of music from the Great American Songbook
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Easy Superbowl recipes to make in under an hour
From chili to brownies
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 28 to Feb. 4
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens.
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Susie Q" follows shenanigans in Pleasantville-like Queens
The comedy follows two Forest Hills brothers with nothing to do but cause trouble
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 21 to Jan. 28
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Old South” aims to preserve and unite
Documentary tackles race debates throughout the nation
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hilarious & informative children’s author comes to BK
Artie Bennett's books aren't of the traditional sort.
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Global arts shape winter lineup in Flushing
A wedding dress exhibition, classic jazz concerts, Thunderbird American Indian dancers and a homage to the Lunar New Year are what’s in store for one of Queens’ diverse cultural institutions.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 14 to Jan. 21
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national news

An ambulance proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses. It has stretched on for more than a month.


2016-02-11 01:44:14 -0500

Oregon State Police monitor a checkpoint on Highway 78 approximately 4 miles from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon on January 28, 2016The FBI has surrounded the last four demonstrators holed up in a weeks-long armed siege at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, US authorities said. Negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI were ongoing and no shots had been fired, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, on the 40th day of the standoff. The siege at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge began on January 2 when protest leader Ammon Bundy and 30 armed followers, most of them from other US states, took over the site to demonstrate against federal land policies.


2016-02-11 01:26:30 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government.
2016-02-11 01:16:13 -0500