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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 | 27 27 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 | 30 30 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 | 32 32 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 | 37 37 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 | 89 89 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 | 123 123 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 | 134 134 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 | 194 194 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 | 240 240 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 | 256 256 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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No 'Silver' lining
Dear Editor: Elected officials are usually never shy around a camera or microphone. There are good reasons why yesterday's loyal friends of former Speaker Sheldon Silver overnight morphed into long...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seize the energy
Dear Editor: With the start of the new season, sunny skies are ahead of us. Spring is all about renewal and regrowth. We should start spring by renewing our commitment to solar energy and growing t...
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Sad loss
Dear Editor: The death of WABC Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi is a very tragic loss. She was an excellent reporter who got the answers to the tough questions. She was persistent, yet resp...
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GOP conundrum
Dear Editor: Introducing the new attorney general: A.G. Quagmire. It's amusing to witness the ongoing boondoggle of simply approving an attorney general. It has been made painful due to the blind d...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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50-50 100 percent wrong
Dear Editor: The proposal by Governor Cuomo for 50 percent of a teacher's performance evaluation to be determined by standardized test results is seriously flawed, since the most significant factor...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real bus-t?
Dear Editor: It was interesting to read about the late Mayor Robert Wagner wanting to sell the Transit Authority municipal bus system to private operators. (T.A, Mayor At Odds Over Sale of Buses - ...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Identify GMOs
Dear Editor: I would like to address the issue of the lack of labeling for GMOs (genetically modified organism). I feel powerless when I go to the market and try to shop for healthy food for my fam...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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What the frack?
Dear Editor: A new Environment New York report highlights fracking's dirty track record. The analysis of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania shows that all types of gas fracking companies are ...
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Violent youth
Dear Editor: The recent incident at a Brooklyn McDonald's in which several teenagers attacked and repeatedly beat, punched and kicked another teenager is yet another stark and ominous reminder of h...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neither snow...well, maybe snow!
Dear Editor: Whatever became of the motto of the Post Office? This winter has set a record for missed mail deliveries. There is either no mail or very late deliveries, as late as 7 and 8 p.m., with...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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No excuse
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio was a half-hour late on Saturday for the Rockaways St. Patrick's Day Parade. The habitually late mayor gives another excuse for being late that sounds to me like a...
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Not enough
Dear Editor: Last week, the Cuomo administration announced that it would seek to redesign how electricity is distributed in New York (i.e., Reforming Energy Vision), part of an ongoing effort to mo...
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Irish at heart
Dear Editor: I am Irish in spirit, for the beautiful Irish people nurtured me at St. Patrick’s School on Kent Avenue in Clinton Hill from l959 – l967. It was a time of “Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Ha...
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One NYC
Dear Editor: For far too long, the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island have been denigrated as the “outer boroughs” of New York City. The media, the politicians and even the ...
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No more cash cow
Dear Editor: On February 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the State of the City speech. It was a speech that offered zero relief to the financially overburdened co-op and condo community. A main f...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis wears a sombrero hat as he meets Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera after his arrival in Mexico CityBy Philip Pullella and David Alire Garcia MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - From the U.S. border to the indigenous south, Pope Francis will visit some of the poorest and most violent corners of Mexico on his five-day trip and celebrates Mass on Saturday before an image of the country's patroness, the Virgin of Guadalupe. Chronic violence and corruption will be themes of his visit to the world's second most populous Roman Catholic country, and he will address the plight of migrants trying to reach the United States with a service at the northern border next week. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join the pope on Saturday afternoon at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, where pilgrims flock from all over Latin America.


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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Rebels in northeast Congo killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others, a local activist group reported Saturday, the latest attack in a region the United Nations says is facing deteriorating security.
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Aedes aegypti mosquitos in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador, in San SalvadorBrazil's Zika virus outbreak won't compromise the Olympics the country will be hosting in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed Saturday as soldiers went door-to-door to share key tips on how to stem the virus. "The situation does not compromise the Olympics," Rousseff said. "We are confident that until the Olympics begin we will have considerable success in exterminating" the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the virus.


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