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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 | 16 16 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 | 18 18 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 | 21 21 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 | 26 26 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 | 79 79 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 | 113 113 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 | 123 123 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 | 183 183 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 | 233 233 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 | 248 248 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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Toy drives for Sandy victims abound
Christmas is at our doorstep, and it’s a wonderful time of the year. And this year, more so than ever, we have reason to look around us, and be grateful for all that we have. I believe that my feel...
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holidays officially arrive in Woodhaven this weekend
Woodhaven Developments
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JFK employees protest working conditions
As travelers made their way to their flight at JFK Airport the day before Thanksgiving, they may have found themselves in unwittingly in the middle of an ongoing dispute at one of the nation’s busi...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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News flash! People are caring all year long
The generosity of your neighbors has been well documented over the last few weeks. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the residents of Woodhaven opened their closets, their wallets and their hear...
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas trees in Woodhaven damaged from superstorm
Last year at this time, our focus was on the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation's Forest Parkway Plaza area. Our staff was getting our trees in our plaza - especially our real beautiful Chri...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Engaging the supernatural
In Lilith’s Awakening, a psychic and medium who assists the police with unsolved crimes encounters the spirit of a murder victim and finds herself facing off against an ancient goddess of evil and ...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Wonder! Queens Hostess store victim of company's financial crisis
Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Yodels, Wonder Bread and other snacks, is shutting down production after the company said it could no longer continue operating in the face of a crippling nationw...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hurricane Sandy means changes for area residents
In the past week, since Hurricane Sandy hit us with its vicious attack, we have been focused on alleviating the suffering of our neighbors and friends. In the process we have been somewhat neglectf...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Woodhaven prepared for a disaster?
It could happen here. It doesn’t have to be a flood. There could be a massive failure of the electric grid. Or there could be a catastrophic earthquake, and with all of the old homes in Woodhaven t...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to put up money to get schools, hospitals up and running
Officials announced a $500 million emergency plan this Monday to help make repairs to public schools and hospitals damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Repairs include structural restorations, new boilers, ...
Nov 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens helps out during Sandy's aftermath
Less than a month ago, we were enjoying a beautiful sunny and 70-degree day at our Annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival, then Sandy came to us with a vengeance. What a difference a few weeks ...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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WRBA helps during Hurricane
The call went out for help and the residents of Woodhaven responded in a big way. Not just with the flood of bag after bag of clothing – we moved well over 700 bags of clothing – but with donations...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Following victory, Addabbo vows to get back to addressing Sandy
New York State Sen. Joe Addabbo drew victory Tuesday night for the 15th State Senate District against Councilman Eric Ulrich of Ozone Park. Bringing out over 70 Addabbo supporters, volunteers and a...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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On election night, Ulrich says it wasn’t personal
Says BOE could have made it easier for voters
Nov 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surveying Breezy Point / Rockaway Hurricane destruction in pictures
Some of the more graphic pictures of destruction as Hurricane Sandy blows through Rockaways Breezy Point
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police talk inside the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant where they say a man attacked several people with a machete on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. They say the man fled the scene and was later fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.


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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin works the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Scoring more than 500 goals in the NHL hasn't come without Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin being opportunistic. Thursday night was another example of being in the right place at the right time — with an unrivaled scoring touch.


2016-02-12 00:21:59 -0500
MUNICH (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group welcomed a plan agreed by major powers including Russia on Thursday to reach a truce in the war-torn country within a week and facilitate humanitarian aid reaching besieged Syrians, Salim al-Muslat told reporters. He cautioned, however, that the agreement must have shown effects before his group would join political talks with government representatives in Switzerland. "If we see action and implementation, we will see you very soon in Geneva," al-Muslat said. (Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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