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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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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...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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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...
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Oct 07, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a street that was hit by shelling, in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2015. Russia has proposed a March 1, 2016, ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Feb. 10, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups. The U.S. has countered with demands for the fighting to stop immediately, the officials said. Peace talks are supposed to resume by Feb. 25. The conflict has killed more than a quarter-million people, created Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II and allowed the Islamic State to carve out its own territory across parts of Syria and neighboring Iraq. (AP Photo/SANA)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):


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A South Korea Army soldier stands guard at the customs, immigration and quarantine office near the border village of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas' last major cooperation project as punishment over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)PAJU, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions between North and South Korea following Pyongyang's rocket launch (all times local):


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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2007 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. speaks in Las Vegas, Nev. Now that Iowa and New Hampshire are in the rear-view mirror, the Democratic presidential contest shifts to markedly different terrain in Nevada, whose largely urban and diverse electorate will test the breadth of Bernie Sanders’ appeal and the durability of Hillary Clinton’s coalition. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Now that Iowa and New Hampshire are in the rear-view mirror, the Democratic presidential contest shifts to markedly different terrain in Nevada, where a largely urban and diverse electorate will test the breadth of Bernie Sanders' appeal and the durability of Hillary Clinton's coalition.


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