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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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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Mosquito spraying to take place in south Queens
Spraying this week to fend off West Nile Virus
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven to honor it's 'finest'
The type of person that chooses to work for the New York Fire Department is one that chooses to face danger. There is that instinct within each and every one of us that tells us to move away, if no...
Sep 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A successful Back to School event
This past Saturday was a beautiful sunny day for our WBID-sponsored Back to School promotion. There were clowns distributing balloons and painting little faces along the Avenue, and WBID aides dist...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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FDNY, NYPD test culinary chops at Resorts World contest
Winner off to Resorts World Bahamas
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honoring JoAnn Bartos, Woodhaven’s 2015 Woman of the Year.
There are those who say they want to ‘get involved,’ and then there are those that do it. JoAnn Bartos is one of those residents who back up their words with actions. And it is for those actions th...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior affordable housing comes to Rockaway
154 units expected by 2017
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community celebrates victory over ACS juvenile center
Agency scraps plans to build in Queens Village
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shuttered ambulance corps up against a looming deadline
Group could lose insurance on Woodhaven HQ by November
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleaning grafitti for a good cause
The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association held their monthly Town Hall meeting this past Saturday, and the big highlights were the results of their recent graffiti cleanup fundraiser for families ...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community draws a line in the sand
Says liquefied gas port off Rockaways poses major risks
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaway gets nearly $10M from FEMA
Project will beautify beach walls, improve infrastructure
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A night at the movies in Woodhaven
A movie theater is returning to Woodhaven, for one night at least. On Saturday, August 22, the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society will host a 1950s Drive-In Movie Party at Emanuel United Chu...
Aug 11, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police are looking for Woodhaven robbery suspects
Police are looking for two men who pulled an overnight robbery at a restaurant in the heart of the Woodhaven BID. On August 3 at 4 a.m., the two men entered La Pinata Restaurant at 78-04 Jamaica Av...
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Volunteers clean Richmond Hill streets
Service project organized by Assemblyman
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Body of infant found outside Richmond Hill buildling
One-month-old boy tossed from window
Aug 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.
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Passengers from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, await transportation after arriving at Cape Liberty cruise port, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Bayonne, N.J. Carrying 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members, the ship returned early from a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas after it was battered by a major storm in the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard says the intense winter storm that battered a cruise ship and shortened its voyage also damaged part of its propulsion system.


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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in MunichBy John Irish and Warren Strobel MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers agreed on Friday to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to halt Russian bombing poised to give government forces their biggest victory of the five-year-old war. If implemented, the deal would allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged towns. Russian warplanes were bombing northern Syria on Friday, showing no sign of slowing the pace of attacks despite the agreement hammered out overnight.


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