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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 | 78 78 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 | 182 182 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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Alex Cook, Muralist
For muralist Alex Cook, a native Bostonian who now divides his time between his home city and Brooklyn, New York City has always held a special place in his heart. “It feels like a place where you ...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kyle Campbell, Eagle Scout
Kyle Campbell, who has grown through the scouting ranks from Cub Scout to Boy Scout, recently completed his Eagle Scout Service Project. His project was to aid the homeless by providing The Bouleva...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jorge Fanjul, Queens County Young Dems
Jorge Fanjul still remembers his very first meeting at the Queens County Young Democrats, the borough’s organization for the politically active between 16 and 36, some eight years ago. “I remember ...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marsha Kellam, Division of Child Protection
Marsha Kellam, Queens Borough Commissioner of the Division of Child Protection, was awarded the Sloan Public Service Award, which is considered the “Nobel Prize of city government.” Kellam was hono...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lynne R. Roth, Senior VP for Development/CUMC
For Kew Gardens native Lynne R. Roth, recently named as senior vice president for development at Columbia University Medical Center, her first day on July 1 will be a homecoming of sorts. Roth bega...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Mora, SUNY Martitime College Apprenticeship Program
Five years of hard work culminated in the form of a diploma, a happy family and a higher paycheck for Jackson Heights resident Walter Mora last week, after he graduated from the SUNY Maritime Colle...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Liu, Flushing Town Hall
A mere few hours into his new position as Manager of Chinese Community Initiatives at Flushing Town Hall, which he assumed last Friday, Michael Liu says he already had a host of things on his plate...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jenny Undercofler, Founder/Face the Music
New York City student musician group Face the Music, along with the world famous San Francisco-based string quartet Kronos, are coming to Forest Hills next week when they kick off the fourth annual...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director/APAC
For Dev Bondarin, artistic director for the Astoria Performing Arts Center, the opening of the Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along at the center this Thursday under her direction is a dr...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harley J. Spiller Author/Keep the Change
When it comes to coins, Woodside collector Harley J. Spiller isn’t interested in shininess or in flawless condition or even, for that matter, in decipherable condition. Esteemed auction blocks can ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dan Miner, Transition NYC
While some of the country’s greatest minds and most tenacious politicians have toiled for years trying to curb climate change, a group of environmental activists are now looking across the pond, at...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Rudzewick, Maspeth Federal Savings
Executive vice president of Maspeth Federal Savings, Thomas Rudzewick, was one of more than 1,000 banking professionals who met with members of Congress last month to discuss banking regulatory cha...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alejando Aguilar, Interior Designer
Alejandro Aguilar, the celebrated interior designer of small apartments, faced a challenge rarely encountered in New York City when he moved from the Lower East Side to a Williamsburg one bedroom t...
Apr 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dong-hyun Kim, Queensboro Symphony
Flushing will soon be home to its very own orchestra, with the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra slated to perform their debut concert on March 22 at Mary’s Nativity Church. The orchestra is the brainc...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aris Johnson, Touro Graduate Student
Aris Johnson was among a group of students from Touro College Graduate School of Social Work who lobbied for the Dream Act in Albany on March 10. The 52-year-old Jamaica resident and mother of thre...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided to nominate John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration.
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U.S. Foreign Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov gesture before their bilateral talks in MunichBy John Irish MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of an interminable or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces. Medvedev, speaking to Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper on the eve of talks between major powers on Syria in Munich, said the United States and Russia must exert pressure on all sides in the conflict to secure a ceasefire. Asked about Saudi Arabia's offer last week to supply ground troops if a U.S.-led operation were mounted against Islamic State, he said: "This is bad as a ground offensive usually turns the war into a permanent one.


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Inmates stand on the rooftop of the Topo Chico prison as police stand guard on the perimeters, after a riot broke out around midnight, in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Dozens of inmates were killed and several injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at the prison in northern Mexico, the state governor said. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 52 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.


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