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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 229 229 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 | 245 245 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 County Farm Museum welcomes spring
Queens County Farm Museum welcomed its spring season on Sunday, May 3, with a number of seasonal festivities that entertained families all day long. 
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 7
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Titan ends season with all-female ‘Othello’
After a strong couple of weeks at Queens Theatre, Titan Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s “Othello” will come to an end this weekend. What makes this rendition particularly special is t...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sherman Ewing performs secret show, reveals new EP details
Recently, Sherman Ewing gave the gift of music to late-night music lovers. The veteran folk-rock artist performed a “secret” midnight show to a crowd of 175 people at The Rock Shop in Gowanus.
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Animal Years on the rise, will play The Gramercy Theatre
In 2013, Brooklyn-based Animal Years released their EP “Sun Will Rise.” Since then, the Americana influenced roots-rock band has been on a cross-country adventure.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 29
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Empty East New York lot given 'ReNew-ed' life
Local artists and vendors fill vacant shipping containers
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dulcinea Dewtah brings Detroit ghettotech to Brooklyn
Dulcinea Detwah is a trained dancer turned rapper. The artist, who originally comes from Detroit, found motivation to pursue hip hop after creating music for her dances. Fast forward to a few years...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills Stadium sets diverse summer season
Forest Hills Stadium is fiercely trying to bring music lovers from around the world into Queens this summer. The venue, which originally opened in 1923, will continue its promise of delivering ente...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 22
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Herman Wallace's solitary confinement is the focus of new BPL Exhibit
This week, the Brooklyn Public Library debuted the exhibit “The House that Herman Built.” The opening reception included a screening of the renowned 2013 film “Herman’s House.” The film explores Bl...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Heath continues to lead jazz scene at Flushing Town Hall
When the Queens Jazz Orchestra performs on Friday, April 17 at Flushing Town Hall, they will be led by NEA Master Jimmy Heath. Heath has been performing jazz music since the 1940s after he was reje...
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Entertainment Calendar - April 15
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Smorgasburg reopens for its fifth season
On April 4, Smorgasburg reopened for its fifth outdoor season with much fanfare. The food and beverage market is held at East River State Park in Williamsburg on Saturdays and Brooklyn Bridge Park ...
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Weekly Event Calendar - April 8
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national news
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Four Afghan policemen were killed and another seven wounded when one of their colleagues opened fire on them in the volatile southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Thursday.
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The lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found on a Turkish beach, became the symbol of the refugee crisisTwo suspected people smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday charged with causing the death in September of a Syrian toddler, images of whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach shocked the world. The trial of Syrian nationals Muwafaka Alabash and Asem Alfrhad opened at the criminal court in the western Turkish resort of Bodrum, the Dogan news agency reported. The victims were among one million people who last year sought to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey in a bid to reach EU member Greece.


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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a street that was hit by shelling, in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2015. Russia has proposed a March 1, 2016, ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Feb. 10, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups. The U.S. has countered with demands for the fighting to stop immediately, the officials said. Peace talks are supposed to resume by Feb. 25. The conflict has killed more than a quarter-million people, created Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II and allowed the Islamic State to carve out its own territory across parts of Syria and neighboring Iraq. (AP Photo/SANA)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):


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