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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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 | 44 44 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 | 95 95 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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 | 246 246 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 | 263 263 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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Sebough Yegparian, Toro Ironworks Kitchen & Bar
Hungry Brooklynites looking for Mexican with a twist have had their prayers answered with the recent opening of Toro Ironworks Kitchen and Bar at 254 Driggs Avenue in Greenpoint. Toro primarily fea...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taras Hrabowsky, Standard Spirit
Brooklyn absinthe distillery Standard Spirit, established in 2014, began with a conundrum any New York City twenty-something has undoubtedly faced: how to get liquor on the cheap. “We wanted cheap ...
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Josh Morton, Barrow’s Intense
For Josh Morton, a lesson in the making of limoncello, a century-old lemon flavored liqueur popular throughout Italy, might have begun with old-school technique, but soon evolved into something a b...
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maggie Surovell and Courtney J. Camerota, Director and Writer
We caught up with screenwriter Courtney J. Camerota and director Maggie Surovell just a few hours before the world premier of their film Last Pickup at last weekend’s Williamsburg International Fil...
Sep 30, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawrence Mach, Coney Shack
Fresh off his win for Rookie of the Year at this year’s Vendy Awards, the much-famed food truck and cart awards, Coney Shack’s Lawrence Mach might be quickly amassing the credentials of a seasoned ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Mazda Secret Theatre
For those who perennially find themselves snoring before finding out if Godot ever actually shows up, we have a festival for you: Long Island City’s One Act Festival at the Secret Theatre, running ...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Nechamkin, New York Opera Forum
For Richard Nechamkin, founder of New York Opera Forum, a group that has been staging some of the most important operas of all time throughout the city since 1981, says few pieces compare to Richar...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooke Jacob, Sitting on Babies
For Brooke Jacob, one-half of the duo behind Sitting on Babies , the hit web series which follows the adventures of two New York City babysitters, hiring a babysitter herself since becoming a mothe...
Sep 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Giuseppe Catanzariti, Artist
A look at Astoria native Giuseppe Catanzariti’s paintings, evocative of early 20th century masters such as Claude Monet, might suggest a technique perfected over decades of instruction and practice...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniele Del Sasso, Coney’s Cones
It’s been a whirlwind year for Daniele Del Sasso, the Vincenza, Italy, native and current Brooklynite whose new gelato shop on Coney Island is beginning to develop a following throughout the boroug...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ismael Piruch, Brooklyn Artist
Although Ismael Piruch just graduated from EBC High School for Public Service this summer, the 19-year-old Bushwick artist has already garnered an impressive roster of accolades. His ink drawings a...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Goldberg, Nintendo National Champ
South Ozone Park resident John Goldberg wasn’t expecting much when he entered a gaming competition hosted by Nintendo at a Best Buy on Northern Boulevard in the spring. One of eight competitions he...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Darius Penikas, New Principal at Archbishop Molloy
On August 1, Darius Penikas will assume a new role in his professional life when he officially becomes the new Principal of Archbishop Molloy High School. Penikas feels his entire career path – whi...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Paul R. Sanchez
Bishop Paul R. Sanchez is an important facet not only at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish and the Brooklyn and Queens Diocese, but also of the broader community. He is one of three auxiliary bishop...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Morgan Pielli, Co-creator/Relationsh*t
For Astoria resident Morgan Pielli, co-host of the comedy show Relationsh*t, which has garnered rave reviews since it opened last year, much of his recent success can be attributed back to relation...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civil defence members search for survivors after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of AleppoBy Tom Perry and Jeff Mason BEIRUT/RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia on Sunday to stop bombing "moderate" rebels in Syria in support of its ally Bashar al-Assad, a campaign seen in the West as a major obstacle to latest efforts to end the war. 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 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 center before the conflict.


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People queue at a polling station in Bangui to vote in the Central African Republic second round of the presidential and legislative elections on February 14, 2016Election officials began counting ballots Sunday after the Central African Republic voted in delayed legislative elections and a presidential run-off it hopes will bring peace after the worst sectarian violence since independence in 1960. "For the first time we have a true opportunity to turn our backs on war," said Paterne, a voter in his 40s, as he queued at a polling station in the capital Bangui. The two men in the close presidential race are both former prime ministers who have campaigned on promises to restore security and boost the economy in the mineral-rich but dirt-poor country.


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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University has lifted a lockdown of its Jonesboro campus that followed reports of armed men near the student union.
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