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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 | 247 247 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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To the media, Queens is all the same
This past weekend, a man was found dead in Forest Park. We don’t know the details of what happened yet, but our thoughts and prayers are with the man’s friends and family. But this column isn’t abo...
Nov 10, 2015 | 4 4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton foundation hosts volunteer event in Queens
The Clinton Foundation hosted a “Day of Action” in Queens recently, bringing local elected officials and community groups together. Projects included cleaning Brookville Park and helping rebuild ho...
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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City looking at public transportation in Far Rockaway
$1.5 million, multi-year study for eastern edge of peninsula
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Jill Biden visits Queens to promote free community college
Dr. Jill Biden, a college professor and the wife of United States Vice President Joe Biden, visited Long Island City last week to tell LaGuardia Community College students about Heads Up America, t...
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Explore Woodhaven's forgotten cemetery
The Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society will host an open house at the most historic spot in Woodhaven - the Colonial Era cemetery - on Saturday, November 14. There will be a brief ceremony a...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents mark three-year anniversary of Sandy's destruction
City still working to rebuild from devastating storm
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A threat to life in Woodhaven
here is a threat to Woodhaven that I have been writing and talking about since May of this year, and that is Select Bus Service. The WBID and the GWDC are against this rerouting of Woodhaven Blvd. ...
Nov 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven in the wake of Sandy
Three years ago this week Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, costing many lives and leaving billions of dollars’ worth of damage. Areas south of Woodhaven suffered the most damage due to ...
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Truly a wonderful day in Woodhaven
Every year, during the week prior to our Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival, I check the weather forecasts for our day. This is always a nerve-wracking time, for if rain was a possibility in the f...
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaway residents call on NYCHA to expedite gas repairs
Say they were given hot plates to cook meals
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Woodhaven through a new set of eyes
This past weekend I had the opportunity to see our community through the eyes of others. We held a memorial service for my mother on Friday night and two of my cousins flew in from Glasgow, Scotlan...
Oct 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven hosts annual street festival
Crowds flock to Jamaica Avenue to shop, eat, play
Oct 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't miss the best street fair in Queens
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Former Queens councilman Thomas Ognibene passes away
Thomas Ognibene, a former councilman and longtime Queens County GOP stalwart, passed away Monday afternoon from cancer. He was 72. Ognibene was first elected to the City Council in 1992 to represen...
Oct 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Island man leads police on a high speed chase
Pursuit causes bus to nearly crash through home
Oct 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police Officer Peter Liang, center, enters the courtroom after the lunch break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):


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Police Officer Peter Liang, center, enters the courtroom after the lunch break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.


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FILE- In this July 17, 2013, file photo, Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., center, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two of Indiana's top GOP lawmakers said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, that they were surprised to learn Young may have failed to meet a state ballot requirement in his U.S. Senate campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against the congressman is true it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen."


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