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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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Queens expos provide invaluable info to seniors
State Senator James Sanders hosted three senior resource expos across southeastern Queens last Wednesday. The programs featured valuable information for seniors from healthcare professionals, local...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, Christmas magic is real
Last week, the following message was sent to me via the Leader-Observer’s ‘Contact Us’ page: “All my friends are telling me that Santa is not real and I don't know what to believe. I saw the Virgin...
Dec 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Developer gives tour of TWA terminal before ULURP starts
Project would open hotel, as well as preserve landmark
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Still time to spread holiday cheer
Parades bring out the best in people. We had the good fortune of seeing that firsthand last Saturday as the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society marched down Jamaica Avenue with our members and ...
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A busy week in Woodhaven
This was a very busy week for our Woodhaven Business Improvement District staff. On Monday, November 30, the WBID sponsored a meeting at the American Legion Hall with representatives from Woodhaven...
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Employment center opens in Rockaway
Hopes to provide jobs to Sandy-impacted residents
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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We won't back down on SBS
Recently, in the opinion section of another publication, an article was submitted regarding the Select Bus Service (SBS) proposed by the MTA for Woodhaven and Crossbay boulevards. It also mentioned...
Dec 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hate crime in Woodhaven
It was very early on Thanksgiving, about 1:20 in the morning. While most of Woodhaven was asleep, the home security camera quietly kept an eye on the street in front of the homes on 80th Street nea...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport workers fast for better wages, working conditions
With the holiday season underway, airport workers are hoping to bring home more than just small paychecks and empty stomachs. On the day before Thanksgiving, about 40 workers and their supporters r...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven resident celebrates 100th birthday
In 1915, Babe Ruth hit his first career home run, a German U-boat torpedoed the Lusitania, and the very first long distance call by Alexander Graham Bell in New York to Thomas Watson in San Francis...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nation's largest passive residence comes to Rockaways
But some residents opposed to building even more housing
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop local on Small Business Saturday
We have had very beautiful weather with glorious sunsets, and we hope for the continuation of this weather until the end of November. Whatever the weather, please keep shopping your Woodhaven's Eve...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spend your holidays in Woodhaven
This month of November has been mild, and hopefully we will have a mild winter, not like last year's, which was brutal. So now that the weather is mild, shop your Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. As you...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fight to save a Queens farmhouse
Residents in Elmhurst are fighting to preserve a farmhouse with ties to Woodhaven that is over 300 years old and was owned by some of the earliest settlers in Queens. “The land that the Bloom Farmh...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor vetoes off-shore LNG port
Governor Andrew Cuomo last week vetoed a proposed marine port for importing liquified natural gas (LNG) located 19 miles off the coast of New York City. Earlier in the year, the City Council passed...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maxime Medard (centre) celebrates after scoring the only try of the Six Nations match between France and Ireland at Stade de France, on February 13, 2016France notched up their first victory over Ireland since 2011 on Saturday, a late converted Maxime Medard try producing an unlikely 10-9 victory to make it two from two in this year's Six Nations. Such was the disparity between the two sides over the opening hour, it would not be harsh to say France, 23-21 winners over Italy in their opening match last weekend, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Two-time defending champions Ireland, who opened their campaign with a bruising 16-16 draw against Wales, were completely dominant against a toothless French side in the first 60 minutes, but were unable to convert that pressure into points.


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Pope Francis walks with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife Angelica Rivera, at the Presidential palace in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with a long popemobile ride past cheering crowds on a day that will see him meet with the country’s political and church elite, and end with a silent prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):


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Aedes aegypti mosquitos in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador, in San SalvadorThe presence of the Zika virus in Brazil won't compromise the Olympics in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed Saturday as soldiers went door-to-door across the country to share key tips on how to stem the outbreak. "The situation does not compromise the Olympics," Rousseff said. "We are confident that until the Olympics begin we will have considerable success in exterminating" the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the virus.


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