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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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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Zero chance
Dear Editor, Watching the recent Republican candidates debate reminded me of the movie Animal House. The late comedian John Belushi's character Bluto graduated Faber College with a 0.0 grade point ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's our branch?
Dear Editor, Why does the Queens Public Library spend $30 million for a new Far Rockaway branch while ignoring a Kew Gardens Hills branch way behind schedule for re-opening? The branch at Vleigh Pl...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advice for Hillary
Dear Editor: Like or dislike, Trump he earns support by speaking without regard to anything other than what he believes. He is truly refreshing by leaving no question as to his beliefs and thoughts...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Egg pledge a small step
Dear Editor, The pledge by McDonald's to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing the staggering suffering endured by millions of birds. Hatcheries that annually supply 200 mil...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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LPC not a solution
Dear Editor, In its effort to obtain city Landmark status, the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association is again asking homeowners to express their support in favor of landmark designation. This re...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspect the trees
Dear Editor, The recent incident in Bryant Park in which a tree fell and injured five people is yet another wakeup call for citywide inspections of all park and curbside trees. There may be many tr...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Target gun makers
Dear Editor, The shooting of a Cuomo aide during the West Indian Day Parade drove home the constant risk of gun violence facing all of us. Even though we have some of the toughest gun laws of any s...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eat a burger
Dear Editor, Why not participate in National Cheeseburger Day on September 18? Ignore all health food police rants about how unhealthy hamburgers are. Treat yourself and go to your favorite fast fo...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump changes his tune
Dear Editor, Music has always accompanied campaigns to both schmooze, amuse and enthuse watchers, as well as an introduction theme for purposes of gathering support. Neil Young rejected the nebulou...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering Frank
Dear Editor, It was with sadness that I heard about the passing of Frank Skala, Bayside’s unique champion. I served on Community Board 11 for many years with Frank. During that long period of time,...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Improving the Q44
Dear Editor, Regarding your August 13th article on steps to improve Q44 bus service, another way to make that bus line faster and more efficient would be to restore the Q74 the MTA eliminated a few...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Light rail or LIRR?
Dear Editor, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's "Light rail could revolutionize travel in the outer borough" op-ed (August 10) sounds great on paper. As always, the devil in the details that don't ex...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Right to bare?
Dear Editor, Doesn't it show you how crazy we've become when we are more concerned about baring breasts than we are about bearing arms? Sincerely, Stew Frimer Forest Hills
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Considering Iran
Dear Editor, What is right and what is wrong? Seemingly an easy question, but in reality is quite difficult. For the answer is too often predicated upon one’s ambitions and personal preferences. Th...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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One library missing
Dear Editor, Regarding your August 6th article, "$14 million allocated to Queens libraries," while the Queens Public Library system has improved since the firing of Tom Galante, much more needs to ...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing speaks to the media during a news conference in Burns, OregonLaw enforcement officials were preparing on Friday to sweep a wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered, ending a six-week armed standoff. Federal authorities said on Thursday the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon would remain closed for several weeks, as agents secured what was now considered a crime scene and scoured it for fugitives or explosives. Materials to make explosives could be found on the property, according to a federal official speaking on the condition of anonymity.


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Farmers clash with riot police during a protest outside Agriculture ministry in Athens, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Farmers from across Greece have begun gathering in Athens for a two-day protest against the government and its plans to impose new tax hikes and pension charges. Bailout lenders are demanding that Greece scrap tax breaks for farmers and impose pension reforms that will lead to higher monthly contributions from the self employed and salaried employees. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system. Riot police used tear gas to repel them.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have gotten under way in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):


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