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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 | 22 22 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 | 24 24 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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 | 237 237 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 | 252 252 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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Updates, loss and the wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival
My article last week generated many responses from property owners and renters who are located in the Woodhaven Business Improvement District – located on Jamaica Avenue from Dexter Court to 100th ...
Oct 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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How a playground got its name
In July of 1914, residents of Woodhaven were unhappy with the layout of the Forest Park Golf Course. As originally constructed, the course stretched all the way to Ashland Avenue (now Park Lane Sou...
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NYC sounds off on proposed state office for aging, disabled
Brooklynites weighed in on a possible new state office aimed at improving services and programs for New York’s senior and disabled populations during a public forum last week. A possible “Office of...
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OUR ANNUAL TOP HIGH SCHOOLS ISSUE
The Best High Schools in NYC for Your 8th Grader
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing my most important editor
Over the past few years, every column I’ve written for the Leader-Observer has gone through a special review process. Each week, prior to submission, I call my mom on the phone and read what I’ve w...
Sep 29, 2015 | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Say 'no' to SBS on Woodhaven
Weekly Woodhaven Developments
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Rockaway community hosts first Poseidon's Parade
New family-friendly celebration comes to new boardwalk
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Beaver Tattoo to be honored at annual event
Woodhaven is blessed with many businesses that give back to the community with acts of kindness. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Beaver Tattoo put together a portfolio of Sandy Relief Tattoos and a...
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Jack Maple, crime fighter, memorialized with street naming
Remembered as a great police office and a great man
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Honoring Neil Giannelli, Woodhaven's 2015 Man of the Year
Helping others find their way is what Neil Giannelli has been doing for most of his life. As an educator, as a civic leader and volunteer, and as a representative for an elected official, Giannelli...
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens communities remember those who died on 9/11
In all, ceremony honors the 42 neighbors who perished that day
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Your weekly Woodhaven developments
It doesn’t seem like 14 years, it seems like just yesterday, but it has been that long since that sad day. At St. Thomas the Apostle Church in 2002 we were still in shock. At a prayer mass, I spoke...
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairs, food & fun across Woodhaven
From park fairs to food festivals to poetry on the streets of Woodaven and art projects all over Queens, there are a lot of upcoming free events and meetings in and around our community that you sh...
Sep 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols announce new $30 million library in Far Rockaway
Project expected to be complete in 2019
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September, the month to remember
Now that summer is coming to an end (maybe), we look forward to events to come, so mark your calendars for the GWDC-sponsored Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2015 on Sunday, October 18 from noo...
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The German economy grew 1.7% in 2015, as domestic demand drove activitySolid growth in powerhouse Germany kept the eurozone economy steady in late 2015 despite the buffeting from global market turmoil and a sharp slowdown in China, data showed Friday, but the outlook is clouded. "The economic situation in Germany was characterised by solid and continuous growth in 2015," federal statistics office Destatis said.


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The Paris appeal court upheld a ruling that Facebook can be sued under French and not Californian law, a ruling that applies to a case in which a French teacher wants to sue the US social media giant over his claims that his page was censoredThe Paris appeal court on Friday upheld a ruling that Facebook can be sued under French and not Californian law. The ruling applies to a case in which a French teacher wants to sue the US social media giant over his claims that his page was censored when he posted a graphic painting of a woman's nude lower half by Gustave Courbet. The teacher, Frederic Durand-Baissas, won in the Paris high court last year after claiming that Facebook were wrong to suspend his account.


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The Kadjar car assembly line at the Renault and Dongfeng joint venture factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, on February 1, 2016Renault said Friday net profit for 2015 was up nearly 50 percent to 2.96 billion euros ($3.3 billion) despite a hit from its Russian subsidiary which Renault said it may recapitalise and take over to save it from collapse. The French carmaker said it was in talks with the holding company of its Russian unit, Avtovaz, after it took a 620 million euro loss in Russia as the economy slowed drastically last year. Renault said in a statement the talks would examine the feasibility of "a recapitalisation which could lead to the consolidation of the company by Renault".


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