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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 43 43 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 | 94 94 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 | 129 129 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 | 140 140 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 | 200 200 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 | 245 245 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 | 262 262 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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Mullin's number retired...again
Former SJU star gets NBA number retired
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boyd named to All-America team
After helping guide the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team to its second straight Northeast Conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance, junior Julian Boyd has been selected to the Lou H...
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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RSC Softball league looking for teams
Brooklyn-based RSC Softball has been in existence for 12 years now, and with the season rapidly approaching there are still slots available. RSC is a very competitive league from top to bottom with...
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diaz reaches 100-hit club
Senior Kevin Diaz of Staen Island became just the third Bear in program history to reach the 100 hit milestone as the St. Joseph's College baseball team dropped both ends of a Sunday twinbill to Pu...
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martinez fends off Macklin to retain middleweight title
Sergio Martinez retained his world middleweight title with a TKO after Matthew Macklin couldn't answer the bell for the 12th round in a souldout fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. It wa...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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In 2012-13, SJU will be Harkless-less
St. John’s guard/forward Moe Harkless, the 2011-12 Big East Rookie of the Year and the only league freshman to be named an All-Big East honorable mention selection, announced Monday that he intends...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU women advance to second round in last-minute fashion
St. John's escaped by the skin of their teeth to advance in the NCAA Women's Tournament. St. John’s junior guard Nadirah McKenith scored on a coast-to-coast layup with 0.1 seconds left, lifting thi...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muay Thai comes to MSG
For the first time ever, Muay Thai was center stage at Madison Square Garden, as 28 fighters squared off in 14 different bouts on Friday, March 16. The event was hosted by TaKe On Productions. Many...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blackbirds hang tough, but can't outlast Michigan St.
It won't be a Cinderella story for the Blackbirds after all. The LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team’s bid to become the first No. 16 seed to topple a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament came up short...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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For SJU women, three might be the magic number
For the third-straight season, the St. John’s women’s basketball team earned an At-Large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the Red Storm was picked to face Creighton as the No. 3 seed in the Fresno Reg...
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills swimmers to compete at Junior Olympics
Local residents Joanna McNulty (pictured) and Erika Winkler qualified for the Metropolitan Swimming Junior Olympics to be held in West Nyack. They will be competing for their club team, Long Island...
Mar 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU-Brooklyn headed to NCAA tourney
Make the 'Dance' for second straight season
Mar 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local sports figures earn end-of-the-year accolades
Barnes Arico named Big East Coach of the Year St. John’s head coach Kim Barnes Arico has been named the 2012 Big East Coach of the Year. It is the second time in her tenure that Barnes Arico has ea...
Mar 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar regular season comes to end for Storm
Stellar regular season for Storm comes to an end Now the focus is on the NCAA tournament. No. 13 St. John’s was defeated by No. 4 Connecticut 74-43 on Monday night in the Big East Tournament Semifi...
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St. Francis Hall of Fame grows by five
Five outstanding former student-athletes were inducted into the St. Francis College Hall of Fame. The inductees include Ron Arnold (06’, Men’s Basketball), Shelia M. Pickard (79, Women’s Swimming),...
Mar 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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An American flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the sun rises in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential proclamation has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the Supreme Court, the White House and elsewhere in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.


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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel voiced doubt on Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would succeed, suggesting a sectarian partition of the country was inevitable and perhaps preferable. While formally neutral on the five-year civil war racking its neighbor, Israel has some sway among the world powers that have mounted armed interventions and which on Friday agreed on a "cessation of hostilities" to begin within a week. The deal, clinched at a Munich security conference, is already beset by recriminations between Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad militarily and wants to see his rule restored, and Western powers that have called for change in Damascus involving select opposition groups.
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A Red Crescent aid convoy enters Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel held besieged city of Douma, Damascus suburbs, SyriaBy Tom Perry and Noah Barkin BEIRUT/MUNICH (Reuters) - The Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, while Russia made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief. 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 meanwhile 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 hub before the conflict.


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