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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 | 28 28 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 | 31 31 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 | 34 34 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 | 38 38 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 | 90 90 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 | 124 124 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 | 135 135 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 | 195 195 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 | 241 241 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 | 257 257 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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Flag Day, and more on the dinner dance
One more mention of our Everlasting Spring Dinner Dance. A big thank you to Park Place Greenery owner and WBID President Mathew Xenakis for the beautiful bouquets that were presented to our honoree...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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WRBA to host second annual yard sale
One of the sure signs that summer has arrived in Woodhaven is the number of yard sales that pop up here and there. I'm a sucker for yard sales, and I've picked up a few great items for practically ...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven hosts 33rd Anniversary Dinner Dance
The weather of Friday evening, the night of our Everlasting Spring (because of the very mild winter we experienced) 33rd Anniversary Dinner Dance was warm and clear, and our guests came early to th...
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Rover, Red Rover
WRBA to host June Block Party
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A tradition unique to Brooklyn and Queens
As Emanuel United Church of Christ in Woodhaven celebrates its 135th anniversary, our thoughts turn to another anniversary - Anniversary Day, to be exact. Celebrated on the first Thursday in June (...
Jun 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens carousels open for Memorial Day weekend
It was in danger of being closed for good, but the Forest Park Carousel reopened to the public just in time for the unofficial start of summer. On Saturday, May 25, the carousel, which has been clo...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cops hunt rapist in Richmond Hill
Normally quiet community now concerned over safety
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civic announces honorees for fundraiser
The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association has announce the honorees for its 41st annual fundraiser, which will take place on Friday, September 21, at Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant. Man of the Year...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Park Carousel has triumphant return
Sometimes, you get the happy ending you were looking for. This past week, the Forest Park Carousel had a triumphant reopening, starting with a sneak preview last Thursday to a crowd of residents, e...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wishes fulfilled in Woodhaven
This past week was filled with important meetings and momentous activities. The first was our Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation May Meeting with “Candidates Night.” The evening was dedicate...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens carousels open for Memorial Day weekend
It was in danger of being closed for good, but the Forest Park Carousel will reopen to the public just in time for the unofficial start of summer. On Saturday, May 25, the carousel, which has been ...
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get your tickets now for 2012 Dinner Dance
The last few weekends we have experienced some beautiful warm days. This being perfect weather for walking our Woodhaven Business Improvement District on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue from Dexter Cour...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven fights graffiti
We are not winning the war against graffiti. However, thanks to the efforts of a number of volunteers we can happily report that Woodhaven is no longer losing the war, either. This past weekend ove...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents criticize DOE for PCB removal
Education advocates continue to criticize the Education Department for what they say is a failure to remove light fixtures containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) from public schools. Congress b...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man found burned, dead in Forest Park fire
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a suspicious fire in Forest Park on Saturday, May 12, in which a man's body was found severely burned. Around 6 a.m. on Saturday, firefi...
May 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Britain's Prime Minister Cameron speaks during traditional historic banquet "Matthiae-Mahlzeit" (St. Matthew's Day Banquet) at town hall in HamburgA clear majority of Britons do not expect Prime Minister David Cameron to get a good deal in his renegotiation of Britain's EU membership terms, according to a poll on Saturday, adding to the pressure on him ahead of next week's meeting of leaders. Cameron is hoping to clinch a deal with his European Union peers at a summit on Feb. 18-19 which he can then put before the British public in a referendum on whether to remain in the 28-member bloc. The latest ComRes survey for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror newspapers found that by nearly three to one, Britons were expecting that Cameron would not get a good deal for Britain.


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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. adjusts his tie as he walks to address the media before departing the airport for campaign events in Colorado, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality.


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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash near Fredericksburg, Pa., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The pileup left tractor-trailers, box trucks and cars tangled together across several lanes of traffic and into the snow-covered median. (Daniel Zampogna/PennLive.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUTFREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent scores to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.


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