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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 | 16 16 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 | 18 18 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 | 21 21 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 | 26 26 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 | 79 79 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 | 113 113 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 | 123 123 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 | 183 183 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 | 233 233 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 | 248 248 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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Saturday (12/12) Happenings in Queens
• Jamaica - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Winter Craft Market. Jamaica Market, 159-15 Jamaica Ave. • Ozone Park - 11 a.m - Holiday Party. Ozone Howard Little League Hall, 97-14 135th Dr. • Jamaica - Noon to ...
Dec 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘A Christmas Carol’ is the new Queens classic
The production of the classic holiday story might become a new Queens tradition
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Butcher Knives, culture cuts deep into music
The Gypsybilly band Butcher Knives consists of six immigrant musicians from places such as Colombia, Israel, Colorado and New Orleans.
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 10 to Dec. 16
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wintercon to celebrate ‘Star Wars’ and beyond
The event will be held at Resorts World Casino
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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International artists to teach budding musicians at Gold Coast Arts Center
Four international musicians to teach at the local multi-arts center
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 3 to Dec. 9
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Rockland Nissan Offering Queens Car-Buyers the Chance to Win a Free 2-Year Lease
During the month of December, Tim O’Keefe, General Manager of the Nissan Dealership in Rockland County, is holding a special “Customer Appreciation Month”.
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monica Lionheart reveals edgier sound with second album
The electro-pop artist’s new album is all about missed connections
Nov 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Nov. 26 onwards
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunday (11/26) Events in Queens
• Corona - 10:30 a.m. - Little Makers: Lantern Making. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. • Woodside - 11 a.m. - Walking Tour: Immigrants in NYC. $25. Meet at 69th Street 7 Train Stop • Glendale -...
Nov 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saturday (11/21) Events in Queens
• Middle Village - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Blood Drive. Our Lady of Hope, 61-21 71st St. • Richmond Hill - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Richmond Hill Block Association Holiday Treasure Sale. 110-08 Jamaica Ave. ...
Nov 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at Queens Theatre
Queens Theatre puts on an emotional display
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Carefully Taught’ examines contemporary culture & race
Carefully Taught is a riveting new play that pushes past the level of the modern day drama about two teachers by having their friendship tested through strains involving race.
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Nov. 19 to Nov. 15
Weekly entertainment events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn.
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national news

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders listens at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in MilwaukeeBy John Whitesides MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans. As the Democratic race moves to states with large minority populations, both candidates openly courted black and Hispanic votes during a debate that was far more restrained and cordial than last week's contentious debate in New Hampshire. In the sharpest exchange of the night, Clinton attacked Sanders for being too critical of Obama, who is extremely popular with the black voters who will play a big role in the outcome in South Carolina and other upcoming nominating contests.


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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1998, file time exposure photo, a meteor streaks through the sky over Joshua trees and rocks at Joshua Tree National Monument in Southern California's Mojave Desert. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect what is now Joshua Tree National Park to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. Obama, in California this week for a fund-raising swing, plan to make the announcement Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.


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Indiana's Yogi Ferrell (11) passes over Iowa's Peter Jok (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell wanted the ball Thursday night.


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