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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 78 78 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 182 182 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 | 231 231 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 | 246 246 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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How politics is ruining the economy
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Stringer's commuter tax a bad idea from long ago
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Has water become more precious than oil?
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Trigger Funds and Public Financing of Campaigns
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Don't close our high schools
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Danger always part of the job for NYPD
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Open up specialized high schools
Recently, some 28,000 New York City families found out whether their kids gained admission to the city’s top-tier Specialized High Schools. Of the approximately 12,500 black and Latino families amo...
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Cap assessments on co-ops
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Let's make every budget 'participatory'
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Judicial Activism vs. Bad Decisions
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Sick Leave Bill Shows Quinn's Political Aspirations
The potential methods used by Speaker Christine Quinn to defeat the proposed “Sick Leave Bill” supported by 36 of 51 members of the City Council is nothing to cheer about, when you look into the de...
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If plea accepted, punishment won't be enough
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Indecision in the 27th, and why it matters
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Women's Rights: Progress and Challenges
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Signs for precincts a sound idea
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(Reuters) - The standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon that began in early January has officially come to an end, the FBI said on Thursday. All four of the remaining occupiers were taken into custody "without incident," the FBI's Portland Division said in a statement. (This version of the story was refiled to drop extraneous word in headline) (Reporting by Julia Edwards in Washington; Editing by Eric Walsh)
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Two Syrian women and a boy wait in front of Oncupinar crossing gate, near the town of Kilis, Turkey on February 9, 2016Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to European Union (EU) member states, as NATO agreed to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis. In a speech in Ankara, Erdogan stepped up his denunciations of Western policy in the refugee crisis, confirming he had threatened EU leaders at a summit meeting in November that Turkey could say "goodbye" to the refugees. Alarm is growing in EU capitals that thousands of migrants are still crossing the Aegean daily from Turkey after over a million made the perilous journey last year.


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Cyprus' president Nicos Anastasiades speaks to the lawmakers at the Cyprus parliament in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Anastasiades says peace talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided country have marked significant progress on how power will be shared with breakaway Turkish Cypriots and how the economy will function under an envisioned federation. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Peace talks aimed at reunifying ethnically split Cyprus have made significant progress on how power will be shared with breakaway Turkish Cypriots and how the economy will function under a federation, the country's president said Thursday.


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