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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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 | 44 44 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 | 96 96 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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 | 246 246 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 | 263 263 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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Will Bloomberg be the last of his kind?
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Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bombings a bad start to new year
The year 2012 got off to a dubious start in Queens. On the night of January 1, an individual or group of individuals drove through eastern Queens and threw homemade bombs at a Mosque, a bodega, and...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howard Beach senior center housing moves forward
Howard Beach will soon see a new housing development. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced that it has closed on $31 million in financing to develop Howard Beach Senior Apartm...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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General Shinseki for Person of Year
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What we can learn from recent high-profile sex abuse cases
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Jan 04, 2012 | 9 9 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doomed to repeat history
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Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casinos in NYC? Oh, Boy.
Governor Andrew Cuomo gets pretty good press in this column because he had a very good year legislatively. He recently stated his openness to changing the State Constitution to allow casino gamblin...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casino gambling in NYC is inevitable
Casino gambling in New York City? Sure, why not? The reality is that there is gambling surrounding New York City already. People looking to wage their money on the chance that the next card turned ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pushing Out Blight, Bringing In Jobs
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Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep the Payroll Tax Cuts
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Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manhattan DA too hard on Haggerty
Well, you can finally close the book on the John Haggerty case. Haggerty was accused of defrauding Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of approximately $1 million in connection with the mayor's 2009 campai...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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USPS closure won't only affect Queens
We all know that the Post Office isn't quite the information hub that it once was. As more and more of us transition to the Internet for everything from keeping in touch with our friends and family...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plug In...and Read
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Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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USPS closure will kill first-class mail
Many people are not aware, that when they mail a letter within New York City, it is almost invariably delivered the next day. This is because the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) USPS presently has an Ov...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax plan must come with fiscal responsibility
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People queue at a polling station in Bangui to vote in the Central African Republic second round of the presidential and legislative elections on February 14, 2016Election officials began counting ballots Sunday after the Central African Republic voted in delayed legislative elections and a presidential run-off it hopes will bring peace after the worst sectarian violence since independence in 1960. "For the first time we have a true opportunity to turn our backs on war," said Paterne, a voter in his 40s, as he queued at a polling station in the capital Bangui. The two men in the close presidential race are both former prime ministers who have campaigned on promises to restore security and boost the economy in the mineral-rich but chronically unstable and impoverished country.


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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University students working on a video project sparked reports of armed men near the student union on Sunday, leading to a lockdown of about an hour at ASU's Jonesboro campus.
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By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will not rush through a Supreme Court choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia this week but will wait to nominate a candidate until the U.S. Senate is back in session, the White House said on Sunday. "Given that the Senate is currently in recess, we don’t expect the president to rush this through this week, but instead will do so in due time once the Senate returns from their recess," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. "At that point, we expect the Senate to consider that nominee, consistent with their responsibilities laid out in the United States Constitution," he said.
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