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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 43 43 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 | 94 94 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 | 129 129 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 | 140 140 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 | 200 200 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 | 245 245 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 | 262 262 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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Q.E.D. to display work of local Astoria artists
Part of revolving art exhibition
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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El Tryptophan's genre-bending new album
This New Yorker is creating music for the mind rather than the body
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Comedy's next big star is Jermaine Fowler
The comedian is starting his Give 'Em Hell comedy tour in Brooklyn
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Healthier meals to kick start the New Year
Let's all try to get into some healthier eating habits
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 31 to Jan. 6
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Youth of Flushing embrace break dancing
The Flushing YMCA has been teaching kids about the various aspects of the street dance
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 24 to Dec. 30
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queen
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Saturday (12/19) Events in Queens
• Maspeth - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Holiday Celebration. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St. • Middle Village - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Toys for Toys collection. US Columbarium, 61-40 Mount Olivet Cresce...
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Sunday (12/20) Events in Queens
• Astoria - 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. - Almost, Maine. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd. • Flushing - 3 p.m. - Celebrate the Holidays. Flushing Town Hall, 138-35 Northern Blvd. • Rockville Centre - 3 p.m. - Ch...
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Saturday (12/19) in Queens
• Maspeth - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Holiday Celebration. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St. • Middle Village - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Toys for Toys collection. US Columbarium, 61-40 Mount Olivet Cresce...
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Shakespeare & the Brave New World in Queens
All of Shakespeare’s plays will be read
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday Performances for the Family
Make sure to check out these musical, dance and theatrical performances
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 17 to Dec. 23
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunday (12/13) Happengings in Queens
• Maspeth - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Breakfast with St. Nick. St. Stan's Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave. • Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Ridgewood Market & Holiday Bazaar. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview A...
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national news

Norway's Therese Johaug, right, celebrates with second placed compatriot Heidi Weng after winning the women's 10 km competition at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Falun, Sweden, Sunday Feb. 14, 2016. (Maja Suslin/TT via AP) SWEDEN OUTFALUN, Sweden (AP) — Therese Johaug again proved too strong for the rest of the field in Falun to take her second cross-country World Cup victory in two days as Norway swept the podium on Sunday.


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US actress Meryl Streep is president of the jury at this year's Berlinale film festivalThree-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep told young actors at the Berlin film festival Sunday that Hollywood would never resolve the diversity row until studio boardrooms became less white and male. Giving a masterclass for 300 budding actors from around the world at the cinema showcase, where Streep is serving as jury president, the most acclaimed US film actress of her generation was asked whether sexism and racism in show business had waned over her four-decade career. "But in our industry it will always depend on diversity in the boardroom.


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Kanye West has released his seventh studio album, "The Life of Pablo," exclusively on streaming service TidalAfter a prolonged rollout that included last-minute changes and a massive fashion show, Kanye West's new album is finally out for the public. The rap superstar in the early hours Sunday put out his seventh studio album, "The Life of Pablo," shortly after he performed on the weekly television comedy show Saturday Night Live in New York. West had debuted the album Thursday in a fashion show-turned-concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, as the self-described renaissance man and husband of reality television star Kim Kardashian displayed his latest Yeezy clothing line.


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