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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
Nadia Kazmi unveils raw, intimate folk rock music
Brooklyn-based Canadian singer-songwriter Nadia Kazmi has taken New York City by storm. Watch her perform her latest EP ‘LAMB’ in October.
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 24 - Oct. 1
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Piece tackles natural disasters at Knockdown Center
In their performance, thingNY explores the various reactions of an urban community who are affected by a weather disaster in different ways.
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, life and art in ‘Cutie and the Boxer’
The film will air on Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. on PBS's POV.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 17-24
Weekly entertainment events happening in Queens and Brooklyn
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Maspeth producer reveals Halloween short film
Writer, producer and director Carl Paolino recently screened his short film 'The Halloween Pranksta' for his fellow Maspeth locals at Maspeth Federal Savings.
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Greekalicious cooks up healthy lifestyle
Real Greek cuisine said to improve health and happiness
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 10
Weekly entertainment events happening Brooklyn and Queens
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The US Open draws pop stars too
Up-and-comers gather on the court for AAKD
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 events to attend this Labor Day weekend
If you’re just not ready to give up white pants, outdoor parties and sweet summer memories, check out these five activities taking place this weekend.
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 2
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Chris Riffle brings artsy mellowcore to NY
West coast upbringing, East coast living inspires new album
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five comedy shows inspired by Brooklyn Comedy Festival
New York City has it’s fair share of comedy clubs and shows. While most of them are in Manhattan, did you know that there are countless shows in Brooklyn and Queens?
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 25
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Mini craftsmen festival features 19th century crafts
The King Manor Museum in Jamaica demonstrated 19th century arts & craft trades for the community.
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national news

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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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier briefs the media prior to the Syria talks in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don't have forever to implement the deal


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Egyptian doctors demonstrate in front of the Doctors Union in CairoThousands of Egyptian doctors demonstrated in Cairo on Friday in a rare protest at what rights groups call police impunity after two doctors were alleged to have been assaulted in a hospital in the city last month. The Egyptian Medical Syndicate held an emergency meeting on Friday and called for the prosecution of police officers involved in the alleged assault in Matariya, a district of northern Cairo. Protests involving thousands of people on the streets of Cairo have become rare since a strict law was passed allowing for jail sentences of up to seven years for those participating in demonstrations without prior police approval.


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