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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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Dispatcher wrong on gay Scout decision
Dear Editor: This is in response to Frederick Bedell's letter in the June 6th edition in which he decries the Boy Scouts' decision to permit gay youth as "opposed to the principles of the Boy Scout...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to 1984
Dear Editor: The federal government has been accused of collecting data on all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as w...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oppose the WEA
Dear Editor: I am strongly opposed to Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Women's Equality Act" because it includes language to expand abortion in New York State. New York leads the nation in its rate of abor...
Jun 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
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ConEd destroying trees
Dear Editor: They’ve struck again: the tree manglers hired by Con Edison to “trim” trees near overhead power lines. Trees are being mutilated and disfigured by the manglers cutting the centers out ...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willets Point fiasco
Dear Editor: Community Board 7’s vote two weeks ago to approve by a narrow margin the new expanded Willets Point plan further sealed the Iron Triangle’s fate. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now in a hu...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boy Scouts made a bad decision
Dear Editor: The Boy Scouts of America approved a resolution to allow gay youth to join the Boy Scouts, but not adults. Now that I find quite troubling. The Boy Scouts made a compromise that, in my...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columnist right on with ferry observations
Dear Editor: I could not agree more with "The Importance of Rockaway Ferry Service" (Strictly Stasi - May 30). Our waterways are an underutilized natural asset which can offer significant transport...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor Weiner? Why not!
Dear Editor: The news that former Congressman Anthony Weiner is going to run as a candidate in the New York City mayoral race is good. While his behavior a couple of years ago was not respectable, ...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return PS 130 to District 25
Dear Editor: PS 130, located at 200-01 42nd Avenue in Bayside, currently serves mainly District 25 students. The school, however, is geographically in District 26 and historically was a K-6 and K-8...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are we ready?
Dear Editor: Our planet’s climate is changing, and the impact on our daily weather has been extreme. Look at the tornado that hit Brooklyn and Northeast Queens, the Hurricane Sandy disaster, the am...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save city's newsstands
Dear Editor: Speaker Christine Quinn's recent proposal to allow newsstand operators to sell non-newspaper products for up to $10 versus today's current $5 limit makes sense. Prior to the 1962 newsp...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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No to zo
nes for food trucks Dear Editor: Recent legislation introduced by Manhattan Councilman Dan Garodnick to limit the number of food trucks and establish “food truck zones” is disappointing to thousand...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA fails again
Dear Editor: I wish I didn't have to write this letter, but the MTA monopoly failed the public trust once again. On May 14, at Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard at 10:29 p.m. I waited...
May 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build the pipeline, just not for oil
Dear Editor: There is much talk, both positive and negative, relating to the XL Keystone Pipeline. It would pump crude tar sand oil from Canada across the U.S to Texas, where it would be refined an...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remember the meaning of Memorial Day
Dear Editor: Memorial Day is fast approaching, and I hope it will not slip by with many forgetting the importance of this day. Memorial Day in my book is not just another day off to shop for sales ...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police talk inside the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant where they say a man attacked several people with a machete on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. They say the man fled the scene and was later fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.


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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin works the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Scoring more than 500 goals in the NHL hasn't come without Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin being opportunistic. Thursday night was another example of being in the right place at the right time — with an unrivaled scoring touch.


2016-02-12 00:21:59 -0500
MUNICH (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group welcomed a plan agreed by major powers including Russia on Thursday to reach a truce in the war-torn country within a week and facilitate humanitarian aid reaching besieged Syrians, Salim al-Muslat told reporters. He cautioned, however, that the agreement must have shown effects before his group would join political talks with government representatives in Switzerland. "If we see action and implementation, we will see you very soon in Geneva," al-Muslat said. (Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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