blog roll
our featured bloggers
What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 229 229 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 | 245 245 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...

more blogs

letters
Pothead drivers?
Dear Editor, With respect to any bills that would legalize recreational marijuana similar to alcohol with state regulation and sales taxes, I believe is the most stupid policy ever proposed in ligh...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
No mercy
Dear Editor, Euric Cain was arrested for raping a woman then making her companion perform oral sex on him. Two days prior to his arrest he attempted to kidnap a young woman, but 25-year-old Peter G...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Go GOP
Dear Editor, The debate between the Republican candidates for president was very lively but also very serious, with all of them speaking very bluntly as to how they would deal with ISIS, Russia, an...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
End immigration
Dear Editor, Regarding Phil Orenstein's 12/10 letter, Congressman Gregory Meeks' claim that we "have the strongest refugee vetting program in the world" is insane. If our screening is so tough, why...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fitting honor
Dear Editor, Last Friday, the corner of 222th Street and 92nd Avenue was renamed “Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way.” Here is an officer who gave his life for the City of New York. By the age of ...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Nowhere train
Dear Editor, "Scoping new airtrain route" (Photo - December 10th edition) was little more than a great photo op for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Jeffrion Jeffrion Aubry. Pr...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
No progress
Dear Editor, It is now three years since deranged gunman Adam Lanza invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 26 innocent children and adults. This horrendous tragedy sparked an en...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kudos to Koo
Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident of Flushing, I would like to commend my Councilman Peter Koo. In his official response to the city's draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed rezonin...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Out of touch
Dear Editor, Our Queens representatives oppose the refugee bill, aka the America SAFE Act, which puts additional safeguards into place for screening Syrian refugees in order to prevent the threat o...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Reopen Woodhaven
Dear Editor, The ongoing debate between bringing Select Bus Service (SBS) to Woodhaven Boulevard, reintroduction of Long Island Rail Road service on the abandoned Rockaway line, or most recently ex...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pure gold
Dear Editor, Middle Village’s Linda Czerwinski always put her best foot forward in giving a helpful hand at the Queens Borough Public Library’s Maspeth branch. Daniel Finger, her replacement, has i...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Keep ban on oil
Dear Editor, On Wednesday, House lawmakers approved an amendment to the House energy package that will lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. I am disappointed, yet again, to see the House vote...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Zero Vision
Dear Editor, It seems the Mayor has an ambitious Vision Zero plan where the Department of Transportation is constructing pedestrian plazas, traffic-calming measures and bike lanes, but forgot a ver...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bikers beware
Dear Editor: I am writing to alert bikers of the deadly danger upon approaching the Briarwood boondoggle of the Kew Gardens Interchange Project on Queens Boulevard, either going east towards the so...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Write a letter
Dear Editor, December 7 is National Letter Writing Day. Surveys reveal that the letters to the editor is one of the most widely read and popular sections of any newspaper. Weekly newspapers offer r...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

A model walks the runway wearing a creation by Saint Laurent Paris at the Palladium in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren't strictly for women anymore.


2016-02-11 08:13:55 -0500

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, comedian Joe Piscopo arrives at Church of the Immaculate Conception prior to funeral services for New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra in Montclair, N.J. A woman has admitted stealing money from the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member. Under terms of a plea agreement, Jennifer LaRocca pleaded guilty to theft. LaRocca admitted her husband was hired to pay Piscopo’s bills and she unlawfully wrote checks for her own expenses using the funds between 2010 and 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has admitted stealing money from former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Joe Piscopo.


2016-02-11 08:12:19 -0500

A woman uses a card to open a door next to an index board at the reception hall of the Stock Exchange in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Banks, particularly in Europe, have come under pressure over recent days as investors fret about their ability to cope with a bigger than expected global slowdown at a time when many still have sizeable bad loans on their books. Greece is expected to slip back into a mild recession in 2016, while the global sell-off in financial markets saw the value of shares on the Athens Stock Exchange sink to their worst level since 1989. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):


2016-02-11 08:10:38 -0500