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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 | 88 88 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 | 92 92 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 | 82 82 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 | 81 81 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 | 142 142 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 | 133 133 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 | 133 133 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 | 121 121 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 | 147 147 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 | 86 86 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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Welcome Chik-fil-A
Dear Editor, How refreshing to hear that Chick-fil-A will open up their first store in Queens at the Queens Center Mall on September 1. Chick-fil-A has long-term plans to open up to 200 stores in t...
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Lochte mess
Dear Editor, The Olympic Committee should immediately revoke medals won by swimmers Ryan Lochte and his three teammates for the abysmal conduct they exhibited in Rio de Janeiro. Not only did they l...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jumping ship
Dear Editor, Fifty former top Republican national security officials have signed an open letter in The New York Times opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, warning that he would be "the most reckless ...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unify the unions
Dear Editor, Police must clarify their communications in the post-Bratton era by consolidating their unions to reach us with a single voice, not five. New York's Finest are represented by separate ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong on Trump?
Dear Editor, John Amato has written many wonderful letters, and most of them have been right on track. But last week he went off the rails by endorsing Donald Trump. But maybe I'm wrong? Yes, Trump...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Develop Briarwood
Dear Editor, It was certainly exhilarating to hear of the landlord's sale of the property at Flagship restaurant in Briarwood for demolition and construction of new residential co-ops and commercia...
Aug 17, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hats off to A-Rod
Dear Editor, Alex Rodriguez, who played for the New York Yankees for 12 years, was a true professional athlete who gave his very best to the team. Even though he was beset by the steroid scandal an...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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The worst?
Dear Editor, Former vice president Dick Cheney said “Obama is the worst president in my lifetime.” His asinine remark places him on the wrong side of history. As Barack Obama approaches the end of ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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USA! USA! USA!
Dear Editor, Our American athletes have shown their true mettle in the Summer Olympics. There have been losers and winners, but many showed their love of the sport. Examples like gymnasts Simone Bi...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winners & losers
Dear Editor, An international corporation opens a hotel in a local community, and the local government is cooperative in this endeavor with permits, tax breaks, etc. If it doesn't work out, the cor...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Key Fraud
Dear Editor, I would like to warn shoppers of a number of issues at the Key Food franchise at 138-37 Queens Boulevard off 86th Avenue in Briarwood. First, the majority of the employees are either u...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Libertarian
Dear Editor, If there is anyone out there as angry as I am about the options for presidential candidates that our two-party system has given us this year, hold on, there is another option. Gary Joh...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changing of guard
Dear Editor, The announcement that NYPC Commissioner Bill Bratton will be stepping down at the end of the month was surprising. Originally he said that he would remain until 2017. He has had a long...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton treatment
Dear Editor, Regarding Edward Riechs' July 21st letter on the "unfair treatment" of Chelsea Clinton, Bill Clinton didn't lie to grand jury about his affair with a White House intern. He perjured hi...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slice of Piazza
Dear Editor, I would like to offer congratulations to Mike Piazza for the enormous achievement of making the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Piazza went in as a Met, which honors all of us Me...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Italian Forestry Corp officer officer holds one of three puppies that were found alive in the rubble of the avalanche-hit Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, central Italy, Monday, Jan. 22, 2017. Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow, giving them new hope for the 23 people still missing in the disaster. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel on Monday, giving rescuers new hope of finding alive the 23 people still missing five days after the disaster.


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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2107 file photo, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. said Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, that he will support Tillerson despite reservations about the former Exxon Mobil CEO as the Republican lawmaker backed away from any challenge to the new president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he will support President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state despite reservations about the former Exxon Mobil CEO as the Republican lawmaker backed away from any challenge to the new president.


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Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, and trader Tommy Kalikas work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Stock indexes are little changed in early trading on Wall Street as gains in materials and technology companies are offset by losses in energy stocks and retailers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)U.S. stock indexes veered lower in morning trading Monday as investors pored over the latest crop of company earnings and deal news. Energy companies were down the most as crude oil prices headed lower. Real estate stocks led the gainers. Traders also had their eye on the White House as President Donald Trump reaffirmed plans to slash regulations on businesses and tax foreign goods entering the country.


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