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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 | 29 29 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 125 125 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 | 136 136 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 | 197 197 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 | 242 242 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 | 260 260 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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Ranting New Yorkers
Dear Editor, Last Thursday, I saw a women in a rant against a parking attendant, and today I read about Reggie Jackson's rant at a fan that wanted two signatures. Both of these people were wrong in...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The cruelest cut
Dear Editor, Of course, I knew what my neighbor was referring to when she told me last week as we watched her young daughter clowning around on her little pink bike - "Look, Ma, one hand!" - that h...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong choice
Dear Editor; I am perturbed at the fact that Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe award for courage and not Lauren Hill who I felt more deserving. Granted, people who are transgender suffer much...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tough lesson
Dear Editor, I do not think the Flushing school principal did anything wrong excluding those kids that could not pay the carnival fee. I think these kids need to learn life is about the “haves” and...
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Blessed from birth
Dear Editor, Donald Braggadocio Trump, the quintessential "Self-Made Man," is indeed if "self" means having a millionaire father. From the moment of his birth, Donald Trump was assured success. The...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump out of line
Dear Editor, While Donald Trump certainly has the right speak his mind, he does not have the right to say insulting things about Senator John McCain, who was a Vietnam war veteran and a hero. Who d...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devil in the details
Dear Editor: City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently unveiled the new $78.5 billion budget to her loyal flock of members. Unless the council members took an Evelyn Woods speed-reading c...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go solar
Dear Editor, The summer has definitely arrived, and our air conditioners are stretched to their limits. And though my utility has given me lots of tips on how I can help reduce the burden on the el...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sanders for real
Dear Editor, In his most recent column, Anthony Stasi wrote "supporters of Bernie Sanders are not in it for the long haul and that they will ultimately marry Clinton." I don't know what he's been w...
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Saved in Brooklyn
Dear Editor: The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast has come again to Williamsburg. As Italian-Americans honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino Di Nola, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to...
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Decisions, decisions
Dear Editor, At last we see a number of decisions coming out of SCOTUS. They've been a long time coming. They were diverse, and as would be expected, were received by each of our political parties ...
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On TV dinners
Dear Editor, July 18 marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of TV dinner inventor Gerry Thomas. In the early 1950's, Thomas observed how airlines provided passengers with meals in aluminum serv...
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Agreeing with Cruz?
Dear Editor Poor Ted Cruz. The Texas senator and one of a slew of Republican Presidential candidates is apocalyptic at the very thought that the United States Supreme Court voted that marriage betw...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feud must end
Dear Editor, Mayor bill de Blasio attacking Governor Andrew Cuomo is not a wise thing to do. We need the state for various programs, assistance, and financial aid. Mayor de Blasio should be open to...
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Saved in Brooklyn
Dear Editor: The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast has come again to Williamsburg. As Italian-Americans honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino Di Nola, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to...
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All eyes will be on Japan's fourth-quarter GDP data on Monday with many economists expecting a contraction of about 0.7% in the world's number three economyJapan's bid to revive its once-soaring economy is on the ropes as an equity market bloodbath and resurgent yen threaten to knock Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth plan to the canvas. Abe met with his hand-picked central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda for an emergency meeting Friday amid huge volatility on global markets, which is wiping out the gains Abenomics has achieved since the premier swept to power in late 2012. All eyes will be on Japan's fourth-quarter GDP data on Monday with many economists expecting a contraction of about 0.7 percent in the world's number three economy.


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Pope Francis, seen on the other side of the framed glass that usually holds the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, holds a flower bouquet as he prays to her inside a private room at the Basilica built in her honor, during Mass in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The image in the frame was removed and placed inside the private room. The pontiff's five-day visit included a prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine, the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world and one that is particularly important to the first Latin American pope. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.


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Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine slam dunks the ball during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTORONTO (AP) — Aaron Gordon soared over his mascot, but nobody flies higher than Zach LaVine in the slam dunk contest.


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