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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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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Make music festival work for residents
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The Kitchen Sink Method
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A fitting honor for fallen officer
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Judge Peter Vallone is good for the system
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Should I lower my asking price?
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Seniors are Screwed Again
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With MTA funding agreement, time for more compromise
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The City, State, and MTA
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Medicare "Negotiation" is a Farce that Can Hurt Patients
Taxpayers are being raked over the coals by high prescription drug prices - or so says Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Claiming that the Medicare prescription drug insurance program, known as Medicare Pa...
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The Mayor's Plan on Computer Science
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A model of Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at the ESA/ESOC (European Space Agency / European Space Operation Center) in Darmstadt, western GermanyGround controllers said Friday they would stop sending commands to comet probe Philae, announcing it was "time to say goodbye" to the robot lab resting after a captivating science mission. "There is indeed little hope to still get a signal from the lander," said Philae project manager Stephan Ulamec of the German Aerospace Center DLR. The DLR, host of the Philae control centre, said the probe was "probably" covered with comet dust, and shaded from the Sun's battery-replenishing rays on the surface of its alien home.


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ISTANBUL (AP) — A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Monday and a private news agency said a number of people are believed to be trapped in the rubble.
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A protester holds a mock missing person notice for Lee Bo, one of five Hong Kong booksellers from Mighty Current publishing house to go missing, as they walk towards China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong on January 3, 2016Britain said Friday a Hong Kong bookseller believed detained by China was "involuntarily removed to the mainland", in its strongest comments yet on a case that has rocked the city amid fears its promised freedoms are being eroded. The disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, was a "serious breach" of an agreement signed with Beijing before the city was handed back to China in 1997, said foreign secretary Philip Hammond in a new report. There are still question marks over what has happened to Lee, 65, the only publisher to have disappeared from Hong Kong.


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