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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 | 22 22 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 | 24 24 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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 | 237 237 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 | 252 252 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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Why can't every year be a crazy election year?
Instead of talking about extending term limits, why hasn't anybody discussed reducing them to something like two years, or even 9 months? Sure, it's been hectic trying to keep up with all of the el...
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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The 2009 endorsement game is getting out of hand
Last week, we mentioned that the Pol Position inbox was being bombarded with emails about the latest endorsements of the numerous candidates who are seeking office this election season. Perhaps it'...
Sep 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's like we just did a political keg stand
Goslings, our head is virtually spinning right now, and it's not because of that six pack of Night Train Express Wine Coolers we drank last night while watching all of the debates we had piling up ...
Aug 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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An election so special he had to call it twice
We were just kidding governor! Last week, we wrote about the governor's decision to call a special election to replace former assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, who used to represent Richmond Hill and ...
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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UFC: Ultimate Fighting Council
Oh Allan Jennings, where have you been the last few years? The former City Council member from Queens - who once threw a metal object at a reporter on live television (see photo), took out ads in C...
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't the man just take a vacation in peace?
There is going to be nothing special about the election to replace Anthony Seminerio of south Queens, who was just the latest Queens politician forced to leave office under a dark cloud of scandal ...
Aug 12, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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You got comped! Weprin funks up the race
There's nothing that Pol Position hates more than a stiff comptroller. When you are having a finger wagged in your face about fiscal responsibility, questionable pension fund investments, and the p...
Aug 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov gets his groove on
Speaking of dancing politicians, New York State's own governor caused a bit of an uproar when he was spotted partying in a Chelsea night club last week. Paterson was hanging out and posing for pict...
Aug 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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From posting on Facebook to tendering a resignation
If this isn't a cautionary tale about Facebook, we don't know what is. For about the past year, Pol Position has heard nothing but, “you must get on Facebook” or “please get on Facebook so we can k...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wordplay
Pol Position was once riding in the car listening to an interview with a longtime radio baseball announcer, who was complaining of a strange phenomenon in the world of baseball advertising and the ...
Jul 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dropping the "N" words like A bombs
Two New York City politicians waded into some choppy waters this past week, uttering a couple of words that are sure to create backlash for any public figure. First, the mayor likened that state se...
Jul 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol walks right into a quorum
Well, the stalemate in Albany is finally over, which means that our hardworking state senators can get back to the business of doling out pork items to their loyal constituents, conducting backroom...
Jul 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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I'm going to huff, and I'm going to puff...
There's a battle of aesthetics brewing down at City Hall between the current mayor and the man who wants to take his place. Recently, an artist named Richard Woods did a little renovating on some s...
Jul 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Reyna Channel: councilwoman all over the web
It's been a busy past few weeks for Councilwoman Diana Reyna on YouTube. First, we got wind of a clip from last October of Reyna at a Citizens Union panel on term limits. In the nine-minute video, ...
Jul 07, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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When it Torains, it pours
Apparently, Clear Channel believes in the old adage that you keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. The big shots over at the communications conglomerate, which owns hundreds of radio st...
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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This video game image released by Campo Santo shows a scene from "Firewatch." (Campo Santo via AP)What makes a game a game? That question has arisen around some of the most popular independent video games of the last few years — titles like "Gone Home," ''Her Story" and "That Dragon, Cancer" that steer away from traditional video-game mechanics in favor of narrative and character development.


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A man holds an envelope from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Service during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives Museum in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities violated their own rules by telling some of the 121 Central American women and children they arrested in raids last month that they had no legal recourse to dispute their deportations, according to several of the women and their lawyers. The accusation centers on the Jan. 2-4 raids that were the U.S. administration’s first large-scale operation since mid-2014 to deport hundreds of families who crossed the southern border illegally. Four of the women -- three of them in statements to Reuters through their lawyers and one in an interview with Reuters -- said that ICE agents had misled them on their right to legal counsel while they were detained at a detention facility in Dilley, Texas.


2016-02-12 13:07:42 -0500

Police talk inside the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant where they say a man attacked several people with a machete on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. They say the man fled the scene and was later fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From the front door, the man with the machete didn't have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the welcoming greeting on the front glass, past the half-wall entryway divider and the display case of kataifi and other Mediterranean pastries.


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