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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 | 77 77 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 | 181 181 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 | 246 246 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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February 08, 2016 11:30 AM | 952 views | 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...
Join us! Sign Up and Walk for Kids Growth! by daphne
March 16, 2014 11:32 AM | 22415 views | 0 0 comments | 651 651 recommendations | email to a friend
Join the community on April 6, 2014. Walk for Kids Growth at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in Queens (at Fountain of the Planets). This community event will feature a scenic 3-mile fun walk, refres...
CAN LOVE FOR BOOKS AND OPERA KEEP YOU YOUNG? by Tiziano
January 29, 2014 04:02 AM | 18968 views | 0 0 comments | 697 697 recommendations | email to a friend
CAN LOVE FOR BOOKS AND OPERA KEEP YOU YOUNG? In 1912 Italians won the war against the Ottoman Empire, a forecast of the underlying colonialism that brought the Great War, the Titanic revealed itsel...
46FJ_energy_jumping.jpg 5 Natural Ways to Increase Energy by Diana
August 28, 2012 02:02 PM | 25316 views | 0 0 comments | 1090 1090 recommendations | email to a friend
We all sometimes wish that there could be more hours in the day to accomplish all the things we need and want. Unfortunately, since we can't do that, many often turn to stimulants like coffee and e...
City Harvest Announces New Brooklyn Mobile Market Location by Kathleen
July 06, 2012 12:51 PM | 24709 views | 0 0 comments | 1022 1022 recommendations | email to a friend
City Harvest, in partnership with New York City Housing Authority, is relocating its Brooklyn Mobile Market to a larger location to accommodate a greater number of people.  The need for emergency f...
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U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in WashingtonFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to Capitol Hill with a brave face on Thursday amid a worsening meltdown on global stock markets and growing skepticism the U.S. central bank can carry out its long-planned pivot to "normal" monetary policy. Yellen, testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, stressed the bright spots in the U.S. economic recovery while acknowledging that a weakened global economy and steep slide in equity markets is tightening financial conditions faster than the Fed wants. While Yellen warned against jumping to conclusions about financial threats from abroad, she faced a different financial landscape on Thursday than just a day earlier, when she testified to a House of Representatives committee.


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The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's question-and-answer session on Thursday before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, where she delivered the central bank's semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress in a second day of testimony. YELLEN ON FED STUDY OF NEGATIVE RATES "We had previously considered them and decided that they would not work well to foster accommodation back in 2010. In light of the experience of European countries and others that have gone to negative rates, we are taking a look at them again, because we would want to be prepared in the event that we needed to add accommodation.
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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier briefs the media prior to the Syria talks in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):


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