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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 | 139 139 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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On to the main event!
Now that the Democratic primary is over, it's on to the general election to find a replacement for Mark Weprin, who left his City Council seat to join the Cuomo administration. The main event will ...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some 'Clair'-ification on airplane noise
Northeast Queens residents who have been living and suffering under a once-rarely used but now preferred flight path out of LaGuardia have generally traced the source of their ire back to Mayor Dav...
Sep 09, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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A beutiful day in the park, solved
We ran this photo a couple of weeks back we found in our archives, many of which have very little information with them, with only the knowledge that it was taken in Forest Hills at MacDonald Park....
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another one from the vault
We dug into our archives for another mystery photo. The only clue we can give you is that it was taken in MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. Do you think you can give us some information on the people...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sorry, but we can't all be champions
Well, once again the bigwigs in the editorial department here has egg all over their faces! Last week, they made a great big deal about the Riders Alliance giving Queens Assemblywoman Nily Rozic it...
Aug 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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This election will always be special to us
There's not going to be a nonpartisan special election to fill the northeast Queens City Council seat that Mark Weprin is giving up to take a job with the Cuomo administration, instead the election...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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WE guess we have to explain ho Twitter works!
A social media-savvy Queens pol is taking the city to task for failing to pay close attention to its own Twitter account. It all started with Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder reaching out to the city thr...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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A group of legal eagles, perhaps?
It's been a while since we've been down in the vault to share another one of our random archive photos, so we thought we would dig up a new pic and see if any of our readers can help us fill in the...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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You have to stay positive in Albany
The stalemate in Albany has reached such epic proportions that we can't even agree anymore on whether something was a success or not. The legislative package snuck in under the wire with its passag...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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We're all on a need-to-know basis
Are you part of The Secret Society of Melinda Katz Supporters? We know we certainly can't afford to be a part of that club! Pol Position caught wind of a fundraiser that the Queens borough presiden...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mystery business leaders
Here’s another old one from the archives that we don’t have a clue about. But we’re sure that there are some people who go way back in the business community who can help us identify the people in ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two out of four isn’t too bad!
We ran this photo from our archives last week with the caveat that it might be a little tougher for you political sleuths out there – we got a lot of flack from our way-too-easy photo from one of G...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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We make it a little tougher this week
Here's a pretty dramatic photos we found searching through our archives. Like most of the photos we find, we don't have much to go on with this one, but we do know that it came from the Office of t...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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A relic from happier times for the Queens County GOP?
We here at Pol Position were once again rooting around our basement office and the old archives and came up with this gem. We admit that for avid fans of our old political photos, identifying half ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let the candidate stampede begin!
The ink is barely dry on Councilman Mark Weprin's statement announcing he would be leaving the City Council for a post in the Cuomo Administration, and already the politically ambitious in eastern ...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, gestures during his speech at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.


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New members of the Afghan National Army attend their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Over 1700 Afghan National Army (ANA) graduated after receiving a 3-month training program in Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.


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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel voiced doubt on Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would work, with one senior official suggesting a sectarian partition of the country might be preferable. While formally neutral on the five-year civil war wracking 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 some opposition groups.
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