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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 | 31 31 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 | 35 35 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 | 41 41 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 | 92 92 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 | 126 126 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 | 139 139 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 | 199 199 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 | 244 244 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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Courageous cop
Dear Editor, I would like to at this time like to praise off-duty transit cop Christopher Canale, who came upon a burning school bus and rescued two people in Manorville. Commissioner Bill Bratton ...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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On guards
Dear Editor: There is absolutely no logical reason why the city cannot hire more crossing guards to help protect the thousands of schoolchildren who walk to and from school each day. There should n...
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Propane vs. wood
Dear Editor, Recently, we have seen mixed messages regarding the best ways for consumers to heat their homes during this upcoming winter. For home and business owners not connected to the natural g...
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Becoming American
Dear Editor, In regard to immigration, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equalit...
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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One logic
Dear Editor, Most of mankind believes in one God. If a person’s logic dictates that we all came from only one deity, then we are all the creation and children of that sovereign. If humanity was con...
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Kicking the can
Dear Editor, Passing a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open until December 2015 is just kicking the can down the road. Both the president and Congress should have worked togeth...
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Breast Cancer Month
Dear Editor, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a reminder for all of us to do something. Throughout the month of October women are encouraged to make mammography appointments...
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Pressure gunmakers
Dear Editor, It's clear from Congressional reaction to the Oregon college slaughter that neither sanity or courage prevails on Capitol Hill. Many legislators in both houses act like NRA chew toys. ...
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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I'm voting Joe
Dear Editor: I usually do not boast about politicians, but this time I must. On Friday, September 25, I met Joe Concannon in front of my home and talked with him for a few minutes. Joe also lives i...
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Speaker wrong
Dear Editor, On Monday, September 28, Politico published City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's 15 seconds of fame with Pope Francis and her special request of him to pray for jailed Puerto R...
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Football safety
Dear Editor, The tragic and sudden death of high school senior Evan Murray during a football game again underscores that this sport is also a dangerous one. This aspiring young man had his whole li...
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Schumer's struggles
Dear Editor, I am not surprised that a recent Quinnipiac poll shows Senator Charles Schumer's approval rating is down to 52 percent. This represents his lowest approval ratings since May 2000, and ...
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The war on poverty
Dear Editor, I was heartened that during his visit to New York City, Pope Francis shed light on the prevalence of poverty across the globe. Almost anywhere you go, you only need to look around to s...
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A grand visit
Dear Editor, Pope Francis' visit to America was just phenomenal. He came, he saw and he conquered the hearts of thousands who came out to see him in person and the millions who saw and listen to hi...
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Fall of the GOP
Dear Editor, John Boehner’s resignation as speaker of the House after Pope Francis addressed Congress may be just a coincidence, however many of us think the holiness of the Pope may have influence...
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A South Korean security guard stands guard on an empty road which leads to the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) at the South's CIQ, in PajuSouth Korea said 70 percent of the U.S. dollars paid as wages and fees for the suspended Kaesong industrial project, run jointly with the North, had been diverted for Pyongyang's weapons program and luxury goods for leader Kim Jong Un. It is the first formal acknowledgement by the South that the 55,000 North Korean workers at the Kaesong complex saw little of the $160 they were paid on average a month. South Korea on Wednesday suspended the project as punishment for the North's long-range rocket launch on Feb. 7 saying it would no longer allow the funds paid to Kaesong to be used in the North's missile and nuclear programs.


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Afghan fire-fighters and members of security forces clean the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, AfghanistanBy Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday. At least 3,545 noncombatants died and another 7,457 were injured by fighting last year in a 4-percent increase over 2014, the international organization said in its annual report on civilian casualties. "The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable," Nicholas Haysom, the head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement.


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FILE - This photo provided by courtesy of Open Road Films shows, Rachel McAdams, from left, as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll, in a scene from the film, "Spotlight." Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, that was held in Los Angeles and New York. (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films via AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.


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