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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 | 140 140 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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Dear Editor: Cristen Dale, 21, severely beat little Ethan Ali with a belt because he refused to do a spelling lesson. Ethan was three years old. Ethan had belt buckle welts all over his body. Ethan...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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We were 'Kings' once
Dear Editor: The recent election between outgoing Kings County GOP Chairperson Crain Eaton and State Senator Marty Golden for control of the party was the equivalent of two hyenas fighting over the...
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Help a veteran
Dear Editor, Military service organizations are teaming up with Walmart to support veterans through an initiative called Greenlight a Vet. It is designed to help veterans and their families transit...
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Schumer's stand
Dear Editor, In a letter you recently ran, I urged Obama to use the Pentagon's purchasing power to pressure gun makers to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. It looks like Senator Chuck Schumer h...
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Opposing views
Dear Editor, How incredibly inconsistent can our own government possibly be? First, one branch of the Federal government says that for the third time in history, senior citizens and people with dis...
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The right stuff
Dear Editor, GOP opponents are saying Hillary Clinton is coldly calculating, doesn't talk about emotion, careful, too polished and thinks too much; all the qualities you need to lead the most power...
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Fine season
Dear Editor, The Mets, even though losing to the Royals in the World Series, had a tremendous season and really played excellent baseball. Manager Terry Collins did an excellent job, as well as cap...
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Grand ol' days
Dear Editor, There is even more to the recent passing of former councilman Thomas Ognibene, whose death comes just weeks after the passing of another former councilman, Alfonse Stabile. During the ...
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Out-'Fox'ed
Dear Editor, "Former CIA Operative" Wayne Simmons has appeared on FOX News since 2002 as a guest commentator. He regularly trashed President Obama, praised the Bush administration and used his CIA ...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stick to brains
Dear Editor, What a Republican presidential lineup indeed do we have? Seems more like an episode of Saturday Night Live than a serious contest for the future presidency of the United States; fright...
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No plea bargains
Dear Editor, Officer Randolph Holder is the fourth cop to die from gun violence in one year. Their deaths result from the flow of weapons from firearms-friendly states into our city and a plea-barg...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing a librarian
Dear Editor, Accolades are in order for Linda Czerwinski, one of the Queens Borough Public Library’s most valued, knowledgeable and indefatigable employees. She’s moved from the system’s Maspeth br...
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Meat Industry Is Scary
Dear Editor, I was never scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween this Saturday night. What really used to scare me was the meat industry. This is the ...
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No respect
Dear Editor: Today, it seems words such as "excuse me", "I am sorry" and "thank you" no longer exist in anybody's vocabulary. It used to be that if you held the door open for somebody or gave up yo...
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No moderates
Dear Editor, Former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the Democratic Party Presidential Primary debate that "it is our job to rein in the excesses of capitalism." This theme wa...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Norway's Therese Johaug, right, celebrates with second placed compatriot Heidi Weng after winning the women's 10 km competition at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Falun, Sweden, Sunday Feb. 14, 2016. (Maja Suslin/TT via AP) SWEDEN OUTFALUN, Sweden (AP) — Therese Johaug again proved too strong for the rest of the field in Falun to take her second cross-country World Cup victory in two days as Norway swept the podium on Sunday.


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US actress Meryl Streep is president of the jury at this year's Berlinale film festivalThree-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep told young actors at the Berlin film festival Sunday that Hollywood would never resolve the diversity row until studio boardrooms became less white and male. Giving a masterclass for 300 budding actors from around the world at the cinema showcase, where Streep is serving as jury president, the most acclaimed US film actress of her generation was asked whether sexism and racism in show business had waned over her four-decade career. "But in our industry it will always depend on diversity in the boardroom.


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Kanye West has released his seventh studio album, "The Life of Pablo," exclusively on streaming service TidalAfter a prolonged rollout that included last-minute changes and a massive fashion show, Kanye West's new album is finally out for the public. The rap superstar in the early hours Sunday put out his seventh studio album, "The Life of Pablo," shortly after he performed on the weekly television comedy show Saturday Night Live in New York. West had debuted the album Thursday in a fashion show-turned-concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, as the self-described renaissance man and husband of reality television star Kim Kardashian displayed his latest Yeezy clothing line.


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