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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 | 29 29 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 125 125 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 | 138 138 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 | 197 197 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 | 242 242 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 | 260 260 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
Q&A with Brooklyn rock band The LoveHowl
Amy Sheehan first came to New York City from Rhode Island in 2004 to study theater at NYU, however year after year of pursuing a career in acting, she decided to reconnect with her musical roots an...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baker turns passion into a profession with cheesecake balls
For New Hyde Park resident Pat Pilla, baking has always been her passion, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that she pursued it professionally and started Cheebonnet. She set out to make a delici...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louis Armstrong Museum prepares for new facility
In 2013, the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona reached a decade of celebrating the legendary jazz musician's career and life in Queens. To further enhance the legacy of Armstrong, the museum i...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn band WORKOUT
In Brooklyn, the sounds of rock and roll in its purest form is often lost in the over-saturation of synthesized and electronic beats and club music in night clubs and concert venues. Jack Killen, o...
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
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Close to “home”: Queens Singer-Songwriter T.J. Fox
Faithful readers of our papers may have first heard the name TJ Fox within our sports pages a few years back. The Glendale native was once one of the aces of the Monsignor McClancy pitching staff. ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn singer/songwriter Aisha Eustache
Oklahoma City native Aisha Eustache moved to NYC chasing the lights of Broadway. After finding success playing a major role the Broadway National tour of Aida from 2000 to 2004, Eustache later left...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn rapper Silent Knight about new band
Brooklyn-born rapper Jason Fraticelli, better known by his stage name Silent Knight, joined The Band Called Fuse as their lead M.C. a little over a year ago, and ever since he has helped grow and d...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC-based reggae band releases debut LP
Q&A with InDaze about the band and philosophy on Brooklyn music culture
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Arleigh Kincheloe is the front-woman for eight-piece band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, a dream she has worked for since childhood. In 2012, the band’s trajectory was thrown into high gear a...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIC singer/songwriter Shelly Bhushan
Q&A with Queens artist about her road to independence
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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The road to recording in Williamsburg
Q and A with Excello co-owner Hugh Pool
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 213 213 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Capps releases her first full-length album
Q&A with a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
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Singer-songwriter Hillary Barleaux releases her first album
Hillary Barleaux grew up in the small town of Walton in Delaware County. Both of her parents were writers, her father at GQ Magazine and her mother a stay-at-home mom and freelancer for numerous ma...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erin Barra and…
Brooklyn-based electronic artist reaches out to the youth
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 254 254 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn-based Butcher Knives
The makings of an eclectic punk band
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
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A man walks past portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, at the Kim Il Sung Square on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea launched a rocket Feb. 7, carrying what it said was an Earth observation satellite into space. The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says most of the money it paid to North Korea for the now-shuttered jointly run industrial park was channeled into weapons programs and used to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's elite.


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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with the media in the spin room after the Republican U.S. candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in GreenvilleBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured. Rather than play it safe, Trump responded to every comment leveled his way, interrupted his opponents at will and called them liars repeatedly in an emotional outburst that could raise more questions about whether he has the temperament to serve in the White House. Cruz and fellow Senator Marco Rubio also took pointed jabs at each other over illegal immigration.


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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, speaks as Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens during the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race, with the focus turning to South Carolina and the Republican debate on Saturday night (all times local):


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