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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 | 11 11 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 | 12 12 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 | 17 17 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 | 21 21 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 | 73 73 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 | 108 108 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 | 118 118 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 | 177 177 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 | 227 227 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 | 242 242 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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Ray Rice and America’s Commitment to Non-Commitment
Hosni Mubarak and former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice both had good weeks. Charges were dropped on Egypt’s ousted president Mubarak, which means that despite the uprising in this usually ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason for people to go hungry in NYC
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HIV is a Virus, Not a Crime
The first national “HIV is Not a Crime” conference was held this summer in Iowa. Writer and HIV/AIDS advocate Mark S. King wrote in his blog about his experience. Most notably he speaks about an ex...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where Would We Be Without Our Local Small Businesses ?
It has been said the small businesses are the backbone of our communities here in Queens, and I am certainly one to reiterate that sentiment. The small businesses, many of which I frequent myself –...
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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City needs to enforce its truck routes
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Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green Buildings & More
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Outpatient Surgery Needs Immediate Reform
A dangerous new healthcare trend was recently exposed with the passing of Joan Rivers: doctors performing procedures in a private facility that have traditionally been done in a hospital. Many of t...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sorry mayor, Noerdlinger was news
In light of the recent developments surrounding New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray’s chief of staff Rachel Noerdlinger, Mayor Bill de Blasio scolded the press on Monday, saying, “If you want ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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With UPK off the ground, time to revisit vouchers
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Separate Fact From Fiction on Charter Schools
Too few of our modern-day state leaders appreciate the absolute role they must play in bringing about substantive change in America’s schools. Even with more than half of states electing reform-min...
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A new approach to failing schools
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Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Midterm Elections and the GOP's Long Road Back
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Why jury duty is importnant
Every citizen has a right to a trial by a jury of their peers, and in a county like Queens with its 162 nationalities, that calls for a veritable melting pot. Yet, a great many Queens residents ign...
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To scoot or not to scoot?
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Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Critics of the NYPD Ignore
A recent article written by former NYPD detective Frank Serpico reiterates his concern that police departments, especially the NYPD, is still a protected cocoon for corruption. What often goes unwr...
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An ambulance proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses. It has stretched on for more than a month.


2016-02-11 01:44:14 -0500

Oregon State Police monitor a checkpoint on Highway 78 approximately 4 miles from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon on January 28, 2016The FBI has surrounded the last four demonstrators holed up in a weeks-long armed siege at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, US authorities said. Negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI were ongoing and no shots had been fired, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, on the 40th day of the standoff. The siege at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge began on January 2 when protest leader Ammon Bundy and 30 armed followers, most of them from other US states, took over the site to demonstrate against federal land policies.


2016-02-11 01:26:30 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government.
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