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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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 | 77 77 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 181 181 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 | 231 231 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 | 246 246 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 | 7788 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 | 9479 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 | 9083 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 | 8928 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 | 8528 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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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday that the U.S. central bank is looking at negative interest rates in light of the monetary policy of some European countries.
2016-02-11 11:16:03 -0500

Morgan Stanley acknowledged that it had misrepresented the quality of the products it sold to residential mortgage backed securities investorsMorgan Stanley agreed Thursday to pay $3.2 billion to settle US accusations it hid high risks in mortgage securities in actions that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his state and the US Justice Department had reached agreement with the large US bank in the longstanding probe on abuses in residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) that suffered trillions of dollars in losses in the crisis. Schneiderman's office said in a statement that Morgan Stanley had misrepresented the strength of the RMBS it sold investors, pitching them as higher quality when it knew the securities carried substantial risks from the low-quality home loans which underpinned them.


2016-02-11 11:15:18 -0500

Family members of inmates block a street outside the Topo Chico prison in MonterreyA battle between rival drug gangs at a prison killed 52 people in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities said on Thursday, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another jail in Mexico´s far north. The incident was one of the worst in a series of deadly riots in recent years to rock the country’s overpopulated prisons, which often house inmates from different drug cartels. Fighting broke out before midnight in two areas of the Topo Chico prison between a faction of the brutal Zetas gang and another group, Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez said.


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