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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 229 229 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 | 245 245 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, The August 13th issue included a letter from John Amato decrying the practice of teachers in New York City passing students who have not shown the proficiency to earn a promotion or di...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump’s arrogance
As predicted, the Trumpster’s campaign is beginning to unravel due to his arrogant nature and nasty comments. The Donald will soon find himself alone on the stump as more responsible Republicans di...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad advice
Dear Editor, Please know how important it is to close the retirement advice loophole. It is costing some older Americans up to 25 percent of their retirement savings. Still, some in Congress are co...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Betrayed by Trump
Dear Editor, Donald Trump's remarks regarding Megyn Kelly were over the line. Donald Trump says what's on his mind when he feels he is attacked, but in politics he forgets he should hold his tongue...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Failing students
Dear Editor, The recent story regarding how students are being granted a diploma, but have been receiving non-passing grades is absolutely outrageous. Why are teachers pressured to pass students wh...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fund the MTA
Dear Editor, It makes sense for MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast to ask New York City for additional financial assistance. The city passed a new $78.5 billion municipal budget that contained no signifi...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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What is pro-life?
Dear Editor: As a devout atheist, I am humbled by Benedictine nun Sister Joan Chittister's insight concerning abortion, as well as our Pope Francis' progressive, realistic views of individuals and ...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old-school GOP
Dear Editor, What do the following men have in common: President Eisenhower, President Nixon, President Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Godell, Bob Dole, Charles Percy, General Powell and even Ba...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hands off parkland
Dear Editor, On July 6, the Appellate Division Court ruled that part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park may not be used for a mall complex known as Willets West without state approval. This has been a...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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The big Con (Ed)
Dear Editor, There are two things you can always count on. Summer comes every year and Con Ed is never prepared for it. Power outages during the recent heat wave prove that New Yorkers pay the high...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republican Empty Suits
Dear Editor, As the Republicans gear up for the debate this week, we still see the Trumpster ahead in the polls. It’s expected that he will bring his reality show loudmouth tactics to the debate, a...
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Bad sport
Dear Editor, Hunting as a sport! What in the world is sporting about killing an animal for the shear joy of ceasing it's existence? Big and wild game hunting exemplified by our brave warrior dentis...
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Trump will dump himself
Dear Editor, It’s hard to believe that Donald Trump leads the Republican polls on who they favor for the next president, but he does. The only ones answering the poll must be the angry right-wing v...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taken for a ride
Dear Editor, Unless you relocated to Pluto, it's hard to ignore Uber's relentless barrage of lies to defend its car service under fire by our mayor and some City Council members. Let's start with U...
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Trumped-up charges
Dear Editor, I was appalled to read that presidential candidate Donald Trump dodged the Vietnam War. To serve one's country is a great honor. I myself served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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A protestor holds campaign stikers as she demonstrates during a doctors strike outside The Museum of The History of Science in Oxford, BritainThe British government said on Thursday it would force through pay and working condition reforms for English doctors without the agreement of their trade union in a push to end a dispute that has resulted in strikes. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt made the announcement shortly after the second in a series of 24-hour strikes, the like of which had not been seen in Britain for 40 years. During the strikes, junior doctors, or doctors-in-training, provided only emergency care.


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Video grab showing riot police and relatives of inmates of a prison in the northern city of Monterrey in Mexico on February 11, 2016At least 30 people died in a pre-dawn prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Thursday, as smoke billowed from the building, local media reported. Riot police and ambulances were deployed at the Topo Chico prison as broadcaster Televisa reported that 30 died while Milenio television spoke of 50 victims, with inmates and prison guards among them.


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A baby looks back over woman's shoulder as they move with a group of refugees towards the border with Serbia, from the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Macedonian authorities are reinforcing a barrier at the country's border with Greece that is designed to limit the number of migrants crossing into the country, accepting people only from war-affected zones who declare Austria or Germany as their final destination. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):


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