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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 | 16 16 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 | 18 18 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 | 21 21 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 | 26 26 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 | 79 79 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 | 113 113 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 | 123 123 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 | 183 183 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 | 233 233 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 | 248 248 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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Pols not cops
Dear Editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Charles Schumer were like children playing Clark Kent and Kojak concerning the chase to capture escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat. Perhap...
Jul 08, 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...
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Free from meat
Dear Editor, Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This Fourth of July, let's declare our independence from the meat industry. More than ...
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Cause to celebrate
Dear Editor, This was a welcome and wonderful decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and sends a message of inclusivity in a city that has historically attracted and embraced cultures from across the gl...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pie-less in Elmhurst
Dear Editor, Sometimes little things don't mean much, but they tend to add up. Nothing is as American as apple pie, yet it seems here in Elmhurst and the surrounding area it's impossible to find pi...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Concannon
Dear Editor, As a proud Republican and member of the Queens Village Republican Club, I am excited about our candidate for City Council in the 23rd District. He is Joe Concannon, a candidate who is ...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents only
Dear Editor, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to hire 1,300 more cops. Great news, but it can be even better. Our mayor wants the NYPD "to reflect every element of our city." The best way to do that is b...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changing LIC
Dear Editor, I worked as a transportation planner for many years at the State Office Building on 11th Street. I recently drove to Long Island City and didn't realize how many new and under construc...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library solution
Dear Editor: There is an obvious solution for finding funding to support keeping all Queens libraries open six days per week. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito controls the yearly programming o...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Petition Tradition
Dear Editor, Here's a rhyme that I've penned. It's really a plea, In hopes of making petitioning easier for you and for me. June and early July brings a petition tradition. Petition signatures from...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wipe out polio
Dear Editor, Last week, the World Health Organization announced a significant decline in polio cases this year. There have been 24 cases since the start of the year, a decline of more than 70 perce...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need Teddy
Dear Editor: I recently watched HBO's "Roosevelt's, An Intimate History" by Ken Burns. Wow, what a great democratic President was our Teddy Roosevelt. (Small "d" but great enough to qualify for a c...
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Fly the flag
Dear Editor: The American Flag was originally adopted through a resolution by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Flag Day wasn't officially recognized until it was signed into law by Presid...
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Pataki for prez?
Dear Editor: Former New York governor George Pataki's announcement that he is running for president in 2016 will be followed by being one of the first to drop out. No one who truly believes in limi...
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Typical Dem dig
Dear Editor: Mr. Joseph Manago's May 28th letter was incredibly touching and reminiscent of a time when our entire country was united in our national effort to stop the aggression and finally defea...
Jun 10, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin works the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Scoring more than 500 goals in the NHL hasn't come without Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin being opportunistic. Thursday night was another example of being in the right place at the right time — with an unrivaled scoring touch.


2016-02-12 00:21:59 -0500
MUNICH (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group welcomed a plan agreed by major powers including Russia on Thursday to reach a truce in the war-torn country within a week and facilitate humanitarian aid reaching besieged Syrians, Salim al-Muslat told reporters. He cautioned, however, that the agreement must have shown effects before his group would join political talks with government representatives in Switzerland. "If we see action and implementation, we will see you very soon in Geneva," al-Muslat said. (Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Sandra Maler)
2016-02-12 00:20:15 -0500
A cessation of hostilities in Syria can only succeed if Russia stops air strikes supporting Syrian government forces' advance against the opposition, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday. "If implemented fully and properly ... , this (deal) will be an important step toward relieving the killing and suffering in Syria," Hammond said in a statement. "Russia, in particular, claims to be attacking terrorist groups and yet consistently bombs non-extremist groups including civilians.
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