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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 | 23 23 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 | 26 26 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 | 28 28 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 | 32 32 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 | 85 85 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 | 119 119 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 | 130 130 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 | 190 190 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 | 238 238 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 | 253 253 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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Dear Editor: Cristen Dale, 21, severely beat little Ethan Ali with a belt because he refused to do a spelling lesson. Ethan was three years old. Ethan had belt buckle welts all over his body. Ethan...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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We were 'Kings' once
Dear Editor: The recent election between outgoing Kings County GOP Chairperson Crain Eaton and State Senator Marty Golden for control of the party was the equivalent of two hyenas fighting over the...
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Help a veteran
Dear Editor, Military service organizations are teaming up with Walmart to support veterans through an initiative called Greenlight a Vet. It is designed to help veterans and their families transit...
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Schumer's stand
Dear Editor, In a letter you recently ran, I urged Obama to use the Pentagon's purchasing power to pressure gun makers to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. It looks like Senator Chuck Schumer h...
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Opposing views
Dear Editor, How incredibly inconsistent can our own government possibly be? First, one branch of the Federal government says that for the third time in history, senior citizens and people with dis...
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The right stuff
Dear Editor, GOP opponents are saying Hillary Clinton is coldly calculating, doesn't talk about emotion, careful, too polished and thinks too much; all the qualities you need to lead the most power...
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Fine season
Dear Editor, The Mets, even though losing to the Royals in the World Series, had a tremendous season and really played excellent baseball. Manager Terry Collins did an excellent job, as well as cap...
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Grand ol' days
Dear Editor, There is even more to the recent passing of former councilman Thomas Ognibene, whose death comes just weeks after the passing of another former councilman, Alfonse Stabile. During the ...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out-'Fox'ed
Dear Editor, "Former CIA Operative" Wayne Simmons has appeared on FOX News since 2002 as a guest commentator. He regularly trashed President Obama, praised the Bush administration and used his CIA ...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stick to brains
Dear Editor, What a Republican presidential lineup indeed do we have? Seems more like an episode of Saturday Night Live than a serious contest for the future presidency of the United States; fright...
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No plea bargains
Dear Editor, Officer Randolph Holder is the fourth cop to die from gun violence in one year. Their deaths result from the flow of weapons from firearms-friendly states into our city and a plea-barg...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing a librarian
Dear Editor, Accolades are in order for Linda Czerwinski, one of the Queens Borough Public Library’s most valued, knowledgeable and indefatigable employees. She’s moved from the system’s Maspeth br...
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Meat Industry Is Scary
Dear Editor, I was never scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween this Saturday night. What really used to scare me was the meat industry. This is the ...
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No respect
Dear Editor: Today, it seems words such as "excuse me", "I am sorry" and "thank you" no longer exist in anybody's vocabulary. It used to be that if you held the door open for somebody or gave up yo...
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No moderates
Dear Editor, Former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the Democratic Party Presidential Primary debate that "it is our job to rein in the excesses of capitalism." This theme wa...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis (R) and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, greet each other during a historic meeting in Havana on February 12, 2016Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill kissed each other and sat down Friday for the first meeting between heads of the Eastern and Western churches in nearly a thousand years. The 79-year-old Francis, in white robes and a skullcap, and Kirill, 69, in black robes and a white headdress, exchanged kisses and embraced before sitting down smiling for the historic meeting at Havana airport. Francis stepped off a plane in the sunshine and shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro on the tarmac at Jose Marti Airport before heading into the private meeting with Kirill.


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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street in LondonBy Michael Hogan HAMBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron defended Britain's desire to protect its sovereignty on Friday, appealing for understanding from the European Union in his talks for better membership terms that could be decided next week. At a dinner in German city of Hamburg with Chancellor Angela Merkel and civic and business leaders, Cameron said he knew some may see Britain as "argumentative and rather strong-minded" by trying to renegotiate its terms with the 28-member bloc. "We have the character of an island nation - independent, forthright, passionate in defence of our sovereignty - and of institutions that have served us well for many hundreds of years," he told dozens of guests in the banquet room of Hamburg city hall.


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File - In this April 15, 2011 file photo, Sharron Angle, right, sings during a rally by Tea Party supporters in Las Vegas. Nevada conservative Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat.


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