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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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O’Neill’s scoring frenzy leds St. Joe’s to comeback
Trailing by as many as 14 points, senior Matt O’Neill scored 29 of his career-high 36 points as St. Joseph’s College used a strong second-half surge to move back above .500 and level their conferen...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Storm men still looking for first Big East win
The Red Storm couldn’t hold off Marquette’s second-half charge as the Golden Eagles erased a double-digit deficit to come away with an 81-75 victory on Saturday in Milwaukee. St. John’s was led by ...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colgate games gets early start with Pratt meet
New and familiar faces shared the spotlight as the nation’s largest track and field series for women, the Colgate Women’s Games, enjoyed an early season start at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Thousa...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the memories, Tom Coughlin
After another lackluster campaign in 2015 for the New York Giants, there was a feeling Sunday that change was in the air after the regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. Four consec...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s women ride big second quarter to victory
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team outscored Purchase College 26-11 in the second quarter and four Lady Bears scored in double figures for a 76-66 Skyline Conference road victory on M...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Jets, it’s simple: win & in
Entering Week 16, there was certainly a lot to like about the way the Jets season had taken shape thus far. A surprising 9-5 record, a lot of feel good stories, but there was this feeling of emptin...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Struggles continue for St. John’s men
Women still unbeaten at home
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the year’s biggest sports stories
Mets make the World Series The New York Mets made a playoff run to remember, reaching their first World Series since 2000. The Amazins’ came up short against the Kansas City Royals, but excited bas...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Sunday’s Embarrassing Behavior, It’s Time For Talented Giants WR Odell Beckham To Grow Up.
Sunday’s game between the Giants and the Carolina Panthers was one of the most bizarre football games I’ve watched in quite a while. Yes, the game had its fair share of drama and a ton of meaningfu...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s stuffs stat sheet, but falls short to NJIT
Despite having five players score double-figures, St. John’s suffered an 83-74 setback to NJIT on Sunday in Queens. The hot-shooting Highlanders sank 11 3-pointers and finished with a 52.1 field go...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocks battle, but fall short
Kevin Grogan described himself as “extremely proud” of his Shamrocks side after they succumbed 1-0 to Lansdowne on Saturday night in the Irish Derby at Tibbett’s Brook Park. The Rocks were reduced ...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Offseason Work for Yanks, Mets Far From Over
For the first offseason since 2007, both New York baseball teams are fresh off playoff appearances. The road back to the postseason started at this year’s winter meetings in Nashville and the retoo...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s tops Syracuse for second straight year
Red Storm used balance scoring for seventh win
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fordham outlasts LIU Brooklyn in overtime thriller
For most of last Tuesday night’s game, it seemed like LIU Brooklyn was going to end Fordham’s six-game winning streak. The Blackbirds used a 19-0 run and led by nine points at the half, shooting 52...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens, Brooklyn natives shine for Fordham Rams
When the Fordham Rams basketball team trounced the St. John’s Red Storm 73-57 in a December 2nd showdown in the Bronx, many heads turned. It was Fordham’s first victory over St. John’s in nearly fi...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farmers clash with riot police during a protest outside Agriculture ministry in Athens, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Farmers from across Greece have begun gathering in Athens for a two-day protest against the government and its plans to impose new tax hikes and pension charges. Bailout lenders are demanding that Greece scrap tax breaks for farmers and impose pension reforms that will lead to higher monthly contributions from the self employed and salaried employees. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system. Riot police used tear gas to repel them.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have gotten under way in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):


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Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi attends a ceremony marking the return of the transitional government in OuagadougouThe first round of Benin's presidential election has been postponed by a week to March 6 because of problems with the distribution of voting materials, the constitutional court said late on Thursday. The constitutional court added in its decision that if this year's voter cards were not available for some people they could use those from polls in 2015. Incumbent president Thomas Boni Yayi is barred by constitutional limits from seeking another term and is not running for re-election.


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