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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 | 95 95 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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After loss, final 4 games will decide Coughlin’s status
I’m about to do something that has been done in New York City quite a bit over the last 13 years. I’m about to speculate about the job status of Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. How many times over ...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rough day for Shamrocks as they drop two on PKs
It was a tough Sunday in the State Cup for the Shamrocks, as they found themselves knocked out of both the Manning and Strumpf Cups after agonizing penalty shootouts. The first team took on top Lon...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s bounces back with win over St. Francis
St. John’s erased an early nine-point deficit by closing the first half on a 19-2 run and withstood a late charge from St. Francis Brooklyn to register a 63-56 victory in the Madison Square Garden ...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage set for another game to remember
Maybe it’s the holiday season, maybe it’s the end of the year, but there’s certainly one reason I’m feeling nostalgic starting off the final month of the year. It’s because the Jets and Giants play...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens golfer headed to STJ
For the second-straight season, St. John’s women’s golf head coach Ambry Bishop has added a pair of golfers during the early signing period as Kaitleen Shee and Queens native Linda Wang signed Nati...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Color Me Wrong on Porzingis
It’s only 15 games into the NBA season, but the Knicks already have given more reasons to cheer and smile than they did all of last year. The team thus far has been a pleasant surprise at 8-7 and h...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby Women fall in playoffs
Men end regular season with loss
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s coach gets 200th win
Five Bears reached double figures led by Matt O’Neill’s game-high-tying 22 points as the St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team never trailed en route to an 84-74 season-opening victory over Fe...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Win over Astoria puts Shamrocks Women in finals
The Shamrocks Women are through to the Division B Cup Final after a 4-0 win over Astoria at St. Michaels in Woodside. Yet another Sinead Hennessy hat trick inspired the victory following on from Br...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shamrocks 1960 make it to final 16 in Strumpf Cup
Shamrocks 1960 will move on to the last 16 of the Strumpf Cup after a well-earned 2-0 win over Galicia at St. Michaels on Sunday. Hughie McGowan and Dave Harvey (penalty) scored second-half goals t...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Close But No Cigar, Giants Fans Should Hope For Déjà Vu
It’s no secret that the New England Patriots bring out the best in the New York Giants franchise. The Patriots have dominated the sport since 2001, but the team responsible for denying absolute imm...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martin Luther honors student athletes
Martin Luther School in Maspeth honored nearly 65 student athletes this week at the Fall Athletic Awards Assembly. Special awards were presented to the following student athletes: • Cross Country: ...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men off to 2-0 start in Chris Mullin era
It was an international affair in St. John’s second victory of the still-young 2015 campaign. Freshman Italian transplant Federico Mussini scored a game-high 18 points and handed out six assists to...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby men secure a playoff spot
The Brooklyn Rugby men’s team secured a spot in the Empire Geographic Union Rugby Playoffs for the second consecutive year, with a 35-17 win over Suffolk Bull Moose Rugby Club (Long Island) on Satu...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rex Ryan Brings the Circus is Back to Town
Thursday night’s game at MetLife Stadium between the Jets and the Buffalo Bills has been circled on my calendar since the schedule was unveiled in late April. Why? The return of former Jets Head Co...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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LONDON (AP) — Alejandro G. Inarritu named best director at British Academy Film Awards for 'The Revenant'
2016-02-14 16:05:17 -0500

Civil defence members search for survivors after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of AleppoBy Tom Perry and Jeff Mason BEIRUT/RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia on Sunday to stop bombing "moderate" rebels in Syria in support of its ally Bashar al-Assad, a campaign seen in the West as a major obstacle to latest efforts to end the war. Major powers agreed on Friday to a limited cessation of hostilities in Syria but the deal does not take effect until the end of this week and was not signed by any warring parties - the Damascus government and numerous rebel factions fighting it. Russian bombing raids directed at rebel groups are helping the Syrian army to achieve what could be its biggest victory of the war in the battle for Aleppo, the country's largest city and commercial center before the conflict.


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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 dirt-poor country.


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