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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 43 43 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 | 94 94 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 | 129 129 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 | 200 200 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 | 245 245 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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Library will continue to serve post-Sandy
Dear Editor: I want to update you and everyone in Queens about how Queens Library has responded to community needs following the recent devastating storm, and what our plans are to serve the affect...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corporations a no-show at the polls
Dear Editor: Its noon and I just returned home from voting. When I signed the voter registration page, I said it looked like a good turnout and asked the polling person how many corporations had sh...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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United Nations taking over the world
Dear Editor: If anyone has a hard time believing that the United Nations is on the brink of becoming a world government, they need only to look at the UN's record. The UN's Law of the Sea Treaty ai...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Start-ups the backbone of our economy
Dear Editor: How refreshing to read "LIC becoming attractive place for small start-ups" (October 25). It is the small technical start-up companies in Long Island City that combined have opened up d...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama the right man for this disaster
Dear Editor: Hurricane Sandy showed President Barack Obama to be the perfect president to handle it. Before the first breeze trumpeting the eminent arrival of Superstorm Sandy ruffled our hair, our...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marathon decision the right one
Dear Editor: The decision to cancel the New York City Marathon was absolutely the right one. We have just experienced the worst storm ever to strike our area, with injuries and loss of lives and en...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who won? Who cares?
Dear Editor: If you are despondent that your candidate did not win, let me assure you it matters not a whit. For over a half-century, Democrats and Republicans have taken turns at presiding over th...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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More bus service to LGA
Dear Editor: "New bus services planned for LGA" (News Briefs, October 18) will afford many significant savings by being able to use your MetroCard versus the much higher cost of a taxi when traveli...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport noise study is flawed
Dear Editor: A meeting was held at St. Peter’s Church in Rosedale on October 4 under the auspices of Eastern Queens Alliance to address concerns over the proposed expansion runways at JFK. One of t...
Oct 31, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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No solutions to voting issues
Dear Editor: Last month, I complained about the sad situation for Kew Gardens Hills voters. No progress has been made since, despite the promise made by our assemblyman Michael Simanowitz. We now h...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect NY’s water
Dear Editor: October 18 marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and we have a lot to celebrate. Forty years ago, corporate polluters used our waterways as their personal sewers. Ohio’s ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware of fraudulent voting info
Dear Editor: Two weeks ago, a stack of flyers was left at a community center in Bed-Stuy informing “friends” that “if you have not voted since November, 2008, you must pre-register to vote 35 days ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can’t change fate, but you can vote
Dear Editor: It has been prognosticated that the two momentous and consequential events of 2012 will be the end of the Mayan calendar and the possible re-election of President Barack Obama. Either ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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AARP urges you to vote
Dear Editor: Earlier this year, AARP launched "You’ve Earned a Say," a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare, to engage citizens in communities across the country. ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for bringing up FDR
Dear Editor: In a recent edition there was a letter from a John Procida. I would like to thank him for invoking the aura of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was so refreshing hearing the name of that ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, gestures during his speech at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.


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New members of the Afghan National Army attend their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Over 1700 Afghan National Army (ANA) graduated after receiving a 3-month training program in Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.


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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel voiced doubt on Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would work, with one senior official suggesting a sectarian partition of the country might be preferable. While formally neutral on the five-year civil war wracking its neighbor, Israel has some sway among the world powers that have mounted armed interventions and which on Friday agreed on a "cessation of hostilities" to begin within a week. The deal, clinched at a Munich security conference, is already beset by recriminations between Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad militarily and wants to see his rule restored, and Western powers that have called for change in Damascus involving some opposition groups.
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