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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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Our Blog—A Place to Learn More about Our Practice Employment Law | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Construction Site Accidents | Premises Liability | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Motor ...
EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 204 204 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...

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AARP scam
Dear Editor, Methinks the AARP are a bunch of shysters who bamboozle seniors with all kinds of bogus profit-making concepts. They scammed me for $40 with their driver safety classes. I singed up fo...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty of blame
Dear Editor, Officer Peter Liang, who was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Akai Gurley, and his partner, who was terminated by the NYPD are not totally to blame for this tragedy. Part o...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Duty calls
Dear Editor, In November 2014, the American people elected a Republican Senate, clearly intending that it would act as a check on a president whose liberal policies had made him unpopular with all ...
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Trump winning
Dear Editor, Donald Trump won in South Carolina with 32.5 percent of the vote. South Carolina Republicans, for the most part, have successfully selected the party nominee since 1980. Why is Donald ...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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House of cards
Dear Editor, The cardboard cut-out campaign of Governor Andrew Cuomo clearly illustrates the lack of state financial commitment to public transportation. Cuomo has never given any specifics of how ...
Feb 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Scalia II
Dear Editor, It is with great sadness today to hear news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Here was a Supreme Court Justice who was a champion of the conservative interpretati...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Scalia
Dear Editor, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia served this country faithfully for 30 years. He was a very charismatic, colorful figure who never shied away from controversial decisions. He was n...
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Parlor play
Dear Editor, A resident reported at last week's Community Board 6 meeting in Queens that at least three massage parlors have opened on Metropolitan Avenue. One location is less than a block from a ...
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Idling threats
Dear Editor: Have you ever noticed the many unattended, idling vehicles spewing out their toxins? Despite laws, these toxic fumes flow unabated. Why? The current law now limits vehicle idling to no...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump's rise
Dear Editor: Strangely, Donald Trump could win the presidential election. Sanders is scratching at the same rage felt by Republicans. The citizens of the nation have endured hardships from 2008 and...
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Street dis-cred?
Dear Editor, There seems to be this universal belief that Hillary Clinton is controlled by Wall Street. Here is my question: can anyone show one vote or one decision she's made that was due to this...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow angels
Dear Editor, We have gotten through another terrific snowstorm with much difficulty, but we did survive. But not without help from the many acts of kindness from strangers and good neighbors. I bel...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Water' bum!
Dear Editor, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says Hillary Clinton is politicizing events in Flint. That's what he's worried about? Perhaps he should've spent more time actually doing something about ...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save the birds
Dear Editor, The recent decision by the courts to uphold the right of the Port Authority to shoot thousands of birds that migrate and gather near JFK Airport is very troubling. While the safety of ...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missed connection
Dear Editor, The recent 100th anniversary of subway service coming from downtown Brooklyn to Bay Ridge reminded me of what could have been. Virtually no one remembers the long-forgotten proposed tu...
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A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in TaipeiBy Jussi Rosendahl and Tuomas Forsell HELSINKI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. In a move that clearly puts the stamp of two-year chief executive Satya Nadella on the U.S. company, Microsoft said it would shed up to 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and write down $950 million from the business. It did not say how many employees currently work on smartphones in the group as a whole. Shares of Microsoft were trading around $52 late Wednesday, roughly flat with their $51.59 close Tuesday, but significantly up from $34.20 when Nadella became CEO in February 2014.


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Chairman and chief executive of Alibaba Group Ma reacts during a session at the WEF in Dalian(Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's accounting practices to determine whether they violated federal laws, the Chinese e-commerce company said, news that sent its shares down nearly 7 percent on Wednesday. Alibaba, a massive business selling to a growing middle class in the world's most populous country, said it was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC focused on the accounting for logistics firm Cainiao Network, which Alibaba owns with several courier companies in China, as well as operating data from its Singles' Day, an annual sale that accounts for more than the combined sales of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events in the United States, according to Alibaba's annual report filed on Tuesday.


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Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, right, announces Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, Wednesday May 25, 2016. Texas and several other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.


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