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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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The amazing life of George Yoerger
George Yoerger’s future was set when a muscular stranger with a handlebar mustache walked on to his farm in East Norwalk, Connecticut, and inquired about renting the family’s barn. “I’m John L. Sul...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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QCP taps into thousands of jobs at nearby JFK
In the nearly 70 years since it's inception, the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) has helped a countless number of Queens residents with developmental disabilities. Thanks to Mercedes Altman, who ...
Jan 19, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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City touts jump in high school graduation rates
70 percent of 2011 freshman left with diploma after four years
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Help stop Select Bus Service
It appears that the "tropical winter" we have been enjoying is coming to an end. Yes, temperatures are falling in addition to some snow flakes, so get your winter clothes out. As you know, our orga...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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After year-end shooting, Jamaica rallies against gun violence
In the final hour of 2015, 16-year-old Jihad Jackson was shot in the neck and killed on the corner of 109th Avenue and Merrick Blvd in Jamaica. The Rosedale resident was the victim of the city’s la...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discover Forest Park with a new app
You’ve heard the expression “There’s an app for that?” Well, there’s about to be an app for Forest Park, and it’s going to help create fun new ways for us to enjoy our park. In a project funded by ...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discover Forest Park with a new app
You’ve heard the expression “There’s an app for that?” Well, there’s about to be an app for Forest Park, and it’s going to help create fun new ways for us to enjoy our park. In a project funded by ...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richards delivers State of the District address for Rockaway
Updates community on some of the top issues
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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More Woodhaven wishes for 2016
The weather is still nice considering we are in January, but as long as there is no snow I know that we’ll all be happy. Through it all, know that there is one dependable force that we can count on...
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2016 wishes for Woodhaven
Over the past year, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation, Woodhaven Business Improvement District and Woodhaven itself experienced many changes. Again, the proposal of reactivating the 3.5...
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT's scary 'solution' for Woodhaven
One of the scariest greetings you’ll ever hear is this: “We’re from the Department of Transportation and we’re here to fix Woodhaven Boulevard.” Rush hour on Woodhaven Boulevard is torture for all ...
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Resolve to discover Woodhaven in 2016
The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society has over 40 meetings and events scheduled for 2016, and January is shaping up to be an interesting month. The first meeting of 2016 takes place next Tues...
Dec 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the stories that shaped Queens in 2015
Mourning the loss of heroes in blue The city lost two officer in 2015 in Brian Moore, killed in the line of duty in Queens Village, and Randolph Holder, a Rockaway native killed in the line of duty...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaway youth gets new information guide
Helps young community members get involved
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Remember the good deeds this Christmas
What words leap to mind when you hear the name Ebenezer Scrooge? Mean. Cheap. Greedy. And, of course, Humbug. But if you recall, the entire point of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is that Mr. Scrooge...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traders work on the floor of the NYSEThe Dow and S&P posted their fourth straight day of losses while the Nasdaq ended its three-day down streak. The market had traded higher for much of the session after Yellen told Congress she does not expect the central bank to reverse the rate hike program it began in December. "The market was strong (early in the day) because Janet Yellen confirmed the fact the Fed would go very slow on rate hikes because the economy was showing some signs of sluggishness," said Peter Tuz, president of Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Virginia.


2016-02-10 16:54:30 -0500

An illustration picture shows the log-on icon for the Website Twitter on an Ipad in BordeauxTwitter Inc's said average monthly active users stalled in the fourth quarter - the first flat quarter sequentially since the company listed in 2013. Twitter shares fell 6.6 percent at $13.99 in after-hours trading, after the social media company's revenue forecast for the current quarter missed analysts' expectations. The weak results will stoke investor concerns over the company's stalling growth and the effectiveness of Chief Executive Jack Dorsey's turnaround strategy.


2016-02-10 16:53:48 -0500

Twitter said its growth stalled at the end of last year, holding at 320 million active monthly users, in a disappointing quarterly update for the struggling messaging platformSan Francisco (AFP) - Twitter said Wednesday its growth stalled at the end of last year, holding at 320 million active monthly users, in a disappointing quarterly update for the struggling messaging platform.


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