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What if My Boss Was a Strong Trump Supporter, but I voted for Hillary (or the Other Way Around)?
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro What Rights Do I Have if This Causes Me a Problem at Work ? Employees of Private Businesses: What about the First Amendment? Can’t I say whatever I want? Yes, you can say anything ...
Workers Compensation in Queens New York | Part One
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Workers Comp. by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work. You’ve heard about “workers’ compensation,” but you really don’t know what it is or how it works. You’ll...
The Right to Discovery in Probate Litigation
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston When someone dies with a will in New York State, that person’s estate must generally be “settled” through filings and proceedings overseen by the probate court. Referred to as p...
Employers, Protect Yourselves | 2017 Harassment Claims
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has spent considerable researching and analyzing harassment claims related to federal anti-discrimination laws. Such laws ...
Can You Be Denied Workers’ Compensation because Your Employer Pays You Off the Books?
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP Queens Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You have been working a job, but getting paid under the table, so to speak. You get injured on that job—now you can’t work at all! If y...
Videotaping the Execution of a Will
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston It's not uncommon, in New York and other jurisdictions, for dispossessed or unhappy heirs to allege that a will was executed under duress or undue influence. What if you vide...
Very Important News for you, If you work more than 40 hours per week for the same weekly salary
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
I work way more than 40 hours a week for the same weekly salary. My boss says that he doesn’t have to pay me anything for my overtime hours. Is this true? It depends. Under the old rule, Anyone who...
How Do Workers Feel About Overtime Pay?
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The federal overtime rule has been put on hold, and employers are waiting to see whether the DOL will effectively appeal the injunction imposed by the U.S. District Court in...
Varför Utnyttja Raspberry Ketoner kosttillskott viktminskning?
Jan 06, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
Data summeras av den amerikanska viktkontroll Info Network bestämma större än två tredjedelar av vuxna i USA som feta (68,8 procent). Det här laget, är över 35 procent tänkt på feta. Många människo...
Sammeln und halten auch Heidelbeeren und auch Einfrieren Heidelbeeren
Jan 06, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Blaubeeren sind eine gesunde und leckere Belohnung, die Sie sofort nach der Auswahl oder Verwendung in Pfannkuchen, Muffins oder Marmeladen essen können. Es ist immer viel mehr erfreulich, wenn Sie...

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Abolish J'Ouvert
Dear Editor, Cops caught heat for calling the West Indian Day Parade "a scheduled riot" last year. But the event preceding it, J'Ouvert, is a sanctioned slaughter that must be abolished. Despite be...
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Support caregivers
Dear Editor, Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills that take important strides toward supporting both paid caregivers and unpaid family caregivers in an aging New York City. Tha...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to lose
Dear Editor, Donald Trump has now proclaimed himself the only person who can save African-American families. But when he first began his real estate career, he was sued by the Justice Department fo...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the GOP?
Dear Editor, In my opinion, there is an urgency facing this nation with Donald Trump being the nominee for the Republican Party. I am dismayed that certain Republican leaders have not stepped up to...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Penner wrong
Dear Editor, Larry Penner equated "political points" with basic civil rights (“Hello Chick-fil-A” – August 25). Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy admitted that he was “guilty as charged” of opposing ...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Play a role
Dear Editor, As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources. Too often we hear about dreams extinguished by...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack Colin
Dear Editor, While everyone is entitled to feel the way they want about issues in our country, respect for its national anthem should always be shown. Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand durin...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack Colin II
Sack Colin Dear Editor, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up for the national anthem at a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. He said he was protesting the...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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DA busted
Dear Editor, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson thought lunch was free and that taxpayers should foot the bill, but ignorance of the law is no excuse. Now he has to pay back the cost of those ...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Numbers game
Dear Editor, What I'm about to write may appear trivial, but as a stickler for details I would like to explain my dilemma. During NBC”s coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, they kept referring to ...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't blame DC
Dear Editor, Financial problems with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may be attributed to less funding provided by both Albany and City Hall, not Washington. Federal support for transport...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manhattan
Dear Editor, A friend of mine recently visited Battery Park and noticed a heavy militarized police presence, both there and at Penn Station. However, despite all the political hype post-9/11, I res...
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Need a miracle
Dear Editor, As this very volatile presidential election race continues, are either one of the candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties really qualified to lead our nation for the next ...
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Just one problem
Dear Editor, Unlike the recent incident at an Astoria laundromat, we know who the man is that repeatedly exposes himself in a Maspeth laundromat. He lives about three blocks away and is not hard to...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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No shelter
Dear Editor, I lived in Maspeth all my life, and it’s not good for anyone to allow a homeless shelter in our neighborhood. We are a tight community and will not stand for this. It’s an outrage, and...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this July 6, 2015, file photo, a mural and memorial for the late Ezell Ford Jr., who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers is seen in South Los Angeles. Two Los Angeles police officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot the 25-year-old black man during a struggle over an officer's gun and will not face criminal charges for the 2014 shooting that led to protests, prosecutors said Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles police officers acted in self-defense and will not face criminal charges after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man during a struggle over an officer's gun in 2014, prosecutors said Tuesday.


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Rebuking Obama, Trump boosts Keystone XL, Dakota pipelinesPresident Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America's energy policy and deal ...


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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Sandra Huller as Ines, left, and and Peter Simonischek as Winfried in a scene from the Komplizen Film, "Toni Erdmann." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)A father-daughter comedy from Germany, a psychological thriller from Iran, a Danish film about German prisoners of war, a dark Swedish comedy about a grumpy man, and an Australian film about tribal love on a remote South Pacific island are this year's Oscar nominees for best foreign film.


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