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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Roger Goodell’s “Pete Rozelle” Moment
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A Bankrupt Approach to Medical Bankruptcy
This year, a whopping 1.25 million Americans are expected to file for bankruptcy. That's about equal to the entire population of New Hampshire. Ask the president and his allies whom to blame, and t...
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Hurricane Sandy surprises New York
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Voters will pick the next head of school system
As we chug along into another national election cycle, we will soon be right in the middle of the 2013 mayoral campaign. Only 13 months from now, New York City chooses a new mayor, and on the line ...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our seniors are getting a little younger every year
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A Path From Moses to Barclays
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Oct 25, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vallone a lone voice in Stop & Frisk debate
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. has been fighting to maintain the current “Stop and Frisk” policy that has allowed the NYPD to protect the city in a time when we cannot afford to take safety lightly....
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters can reform Albany
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Keep the arts in schools
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Albany needs to address gun violence
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Bright future ahead for newspapers
There’s an excessive amount of gloom and doom being spread around these days when the talk turns to the future of newspapers. In fact, the mere mention of the future of newspapers suggests that the...
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Why Romney was the right GOP candidate
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Why Unions Matter
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The future of Atlantic Yards just beginning
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U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Hacking
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging mostly higher, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, setting the market up for its first gain after three down days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)The Federal Reserve's latest signals on interest rates gave U.S. stocks a lift for much of Wednesday, but the rally didn't last.


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A bodeyboarder runs into the waves at Waimea Bay after the Memory of Eddie Aikau surfing contest was canceled, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Haleiwa, Hawaii. The competition was called off early Wednesday when the 40-foot swells predicted failed to materialize, event spokeswoman Jodi Wilmott said. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Legendary surfer Eddie Aikau would have gone out. But Wednesday's surf in Hawaii didn't stack up to his namesake competition's big-wave standards and the event was called off hours before it was supposed to happen.


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Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 9, 2016Mangueira, one of the most traditional and respected samba schools in Brazil, was declared winner Wednesday of the 2016 Rio Carnival parade championship. The samba ensemble won its 18th title with a sumptuous samba parade on Monday night that involved 4,300 participants in a blur of costumes, pounding music and fantastical floats. Fans of the samba school, which is rooted in Rio's Mangueira favela, screamed and leapt in joy as the results were read out at a ceremony in the purpose-built dancing stadium, the Sambadrome.


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