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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 | 36 36 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
Rocco & Lizzie on offbeat music, Queens renaissance
Rocco and Lizzie want you to experience music that you’ve never heard before. The band, who began performing together last May, pride themselves on music that is an amalgamation of varied sounds an...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christian Finnegan Explores Comedic NYC Tales
Christian Finnegan explores tale and experiences of living in New York City for the past 24 years.
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 Easter events to attend this weekend
Easter, which falls on Sunday, April 5, is right around the corner! This weekend, get hopping around Queens and Brooklyn as both boroughs are offering a number of family-friendly egg hunts that are...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 1
Weekly entertainment events in Queens and Brooklyn.
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rapper Breeze Gets Redemption Through Music
For rapper Breeze, redemption has been the biggest key to the success of his career.
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Mar. 26
Events happening in Queens this week.
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katha Cato Talks 5th Annual QWFF, YFP
I spoke with Katha Cato, the executive director of QWFF, about the process of preparing for a film festival with her husband, Artistic Director Don Cato. We also discussed the trends in films scree...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don Capria debuts “Eulogy” at QWFF
Among the films featured at Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) is Don Capria’s dark and emotional piece, “Eulogy.”
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Singer Kat Quinn dishes about new projects and experiences
In the past few weeks, singer-songwriter Kat Quinn has been on a roller coaster ride. Not literally, of course, but the Astoria songstress has released two music videos and also took a once in a li...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Mar. 18
Art, music, dance, film and family-friendly events
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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10 St. Patrick’s Day events to attend
It’s time to bring out your green t-shirts, beads, shamrock headbands and face paint. St. Patrick’s Day might be on March 17, but there are plenty of celebrations taking place around the city befor...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sophie Kempner debuts Astoria-based fashion label
Sophie Kempner has always had a passion for fashion, and moving to Astoria helped turned her dreams of opening her own label into a reality.
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar
Events between March 5 and March 11.
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria’s Blake Rice to headline upcoming comedy shows
Astoria’s new resident is set to make comedic waves
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Immigrant women share their voices through NYWIFT film series
Series documents their experience of living and working in NYC
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's 7:45 in the morning and Zulfa Khalid, a student at Mugabe Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, is stuck at Tegeta bus terminal, sweating in the rising heat having waited more than two hours to get on a bus. Fifteen-year-old Khalid is among hundreds of thousands of students in Tanzania's largest city who suffer taunts and abuse at the hands of conductors on crowded buses, popularly known as dala dala, because they pay a reduced fare.
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Touadera and Dologuele face each other during a live television debate ahead of Sunday's second round election, in BanguiBy Joe Bavier BANGUI (Reuters) - Candidates for weekend elections in Central African Republic wrapped up campaigning on Friday with promises to put an end to years of religious and ethnic bloodshed in the impoverished nation. Voters will cast their ballots on Sunday in a presidential run-off between former prime ministers Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Faustin-Archange Touadera and vote in the re-run of a first round legislative poll which was cancelled over irregularities. Central African Republic has remained one of the world's most unstable nations since gaining independence from France more than five decades ago.


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UN peacekeepers from Burkina Faso patrol on election day in TimbuktuBy Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra BAMAKO (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal with mortars and machine guns on Friday, killing three peacekeepers and wounding 30, United Nations and separatist sources said. The attack is a fresh sign of instability in the desert region that is home to Islamist groups including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who have staged increasingly bold raids in recent months and have targeted the U.N. base several times. "At about 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) the MINUSMA base in Kidal was the target of a complex attack which, according to provisional figures, caused the death of three blue helmets and around 30 wounded," Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Mali representative of the U.N. secretary general, said in a statement.


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