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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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Former Democrat, Born Again Republican by David
March 09, 2010 09:07 AM | 7799 views | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
I hope this blog speaks for those in Queens County who feel isolated politically due to the domination of the borough by a small cabal of Democrats who have dominated our elected representation for...
The bad, the ugly, the Good. by Christopher
July 26, 2009 11:48 PM | 9491 views | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
So its been a while since my last post, but I'm back to fill you in with the good news, well sort off.  Theres a reason to be a little happy with the Metropolitans coming off this disatrous road tr...
Lets Try to Turn the Corner by Getting Brave by Christopher
July 14, 2009 10:53 PM | 9095 views | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
After the tragic Dodgers Series, the Mets finally saw their offensive need and did something about it. Losing the first game against the Reds, Mets had to push the red button. Mets traded Outfielde...
Phillies sweep the floor with the Mets by Christopher
July 08, 2009 06:12 AM | 8942 views | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
The Mets were headed into this series with a two game winning streak, hoping to accumilate some victories against the rival Phillies. Boy, did that go wrong. The most noteable defect the Mets perci...
Pelfrey saves Mets/ Church shakes off Pirates by Christopher
July 03, 2009 12:45 AM | 8541 views | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Leave it up to the most unlikely of pitchers to help the Mets avoid a six game losing streak. In an outstanding performance, Pitcher Mike Pelfrey safeguarded a one run lead throughout seven innings...
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Tombstones are placed on graves of unidentified refugees and migrants who drowned at sea during an attempt to cross a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, in LesbosBy Karolina Tagaris LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Just 27 of those are named.     The others state plainly: "Unknown Man, Aged 35, No 221, 19/11/2015;" "Unknown Boy, Aged 7, No 40, 19/11/2015;" "Unknown Boy, Aged 12, No 171, 19/11/2015." More than half a million people fleeing Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries plagued by war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa have arrived on Lesbos since last year hoping to continue to northern Europe.


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Former Prime Minister of Syria, Riad Hijab, gestures during his speech at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words.


2016-02-14 07:23:31 -0500
Russia had gained the upper hand in Syria and the surrounding region through armed force, a senior conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, and he voiced doubts that Moscow would respect a truce plan for the war-torn country. "I think Russia has gained the upper hand in the region and this is by historical measures a novelty. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, he said he was skeptical about how Russia would behave in the days and weeks ahead, despite agreeing to a "cessation of hostilities" which is due to begin in a week's time.
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