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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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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Skyzoo pays respect to music, Bed-Stuy
The Brooklyn rapper’s music is inspired by everything from his childhood to Nirvana.
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 outdoor movie screenings this week
Summertime is the best time to take advantage of the outdoors, even if it’s just to lay on the grass and watch a movie.
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 15
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Slim Wray brings surf, psychedelic rock to Brooklyn
The three-piece Brooklyn band is putting a modern spin on surfy psychedelic rock
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Bloomin Mud Shuffle’ tells honest story about life
The new film, directed by Frank V. Ross, will be screened on Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m. on the rooftop of The Old American Can Factory at 232 Third Street in Gowanus.
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 8
Weekly events happening in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Infinitely Polar Bear on family, love & bi-polar disorder
On July 3, Kew Gardens Cinemas at 81-05 Lefferts Boulevard will screen the heavily-praised indie film ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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9 things to do to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend
The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Don’t worry, there’s still time to plan what you’re going to do to celebrate the nation’s independence.
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 1
Weekly events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Vernel Black exposes NYC architectural changes
The Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS) held the first of its Emerging Artists series featuring photography depicting architectural changes in New York City throughout the years.
Jun 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make Music NY Day brings community together
In its ninth year, Make Music New York celebrated the summer solstice with a day-long musical festival throughout the city which encouraged people to get together and create diverse songs that repr...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 24
Weekly events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn
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Queens artist Fernello Nelson battles in 'Skin Wars'
The Game Show Network’s (GSN) ‘Skin Wars,’ made Queens native Fernello Nelson a reality TV star.
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans UK bring sci-fi rock and comics to music scene
Brooklyn-based band Americans UK have made a name for themselves across a few different platforms. Their science fiction inspired rock music coupled with an accompanying graphic novel have placed t...
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China & Haiti close out Global Mashup
Agoci Band and FJ Music Fusion both electrified the audience.
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farmers clash with riot police during a protest outside Agriculture ministry in Athens, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Farmers from across Greece have begun gathering in Athens for a two-day protest against the government and its plans to impose new tax hikes and pension charges. Bailout lenders are demanding that Greece scrap tax breaks for farmers and impose pension reforms that will lead to higher monthly contributions from the self employed and salaried employees. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system. Riot police used tear gas to repel them.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have gotten under way in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):


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Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi attends a ceremony marking the return of the transitional government in OuagadougouThe first round of Benin's presidential election has been postponed by a week to March 6 because of problems with the distribution of voting materials, the constitutional court said late on Thursday. The constitutional court added in its decision that if this year's voter cards were not available for some people they could use those from polls in 2015. Incumbent president Thomas Boni Yayi is barred by constitutional limits from seeking another term and is not running for re-election.


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