blog roll
our featured bloggers
What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 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 | 31 31 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 | 35 35 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 124 124 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 | 135 135 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 | 195 195 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 | 241 241 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 | 257 257 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...

more blogs

news
Borough Board approves budget priorities, TWA hotel
The Queens Borough Board voted unanimously to approve the budget priorities for fiscal Year 2017 Monday night at Borough Hall. The city’s preliminary budget totals $82.1 billion. It increases fundi...
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
First lady updates Muslim leaders about mental health initiatives
First Lady Chirlane McCray stopped by Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica Monday afternoon to discuss ongoing mental health initiatives with leaders in the Muslim community. She was joined by Deputy ...
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cool comfort
After 12-year wait, bathrooms open in Bayside park
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Advocates and pols demand real affordable housing, union jobs
In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s quest to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade, one coalition of advocates say the mayor’s plan isn’t affordable enough for the lowest...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens Community House wins Yelp grant contest
Forest Hills-based nonprofit directly serves 20,000 people annually
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pols renew push for new police precinct
Want to split the 105th into two, create 116th
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Residents vow to fight variance request for mosque
Say Flushing site is inappropriate for facility as proposed
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Group announces Flushing 2050 project to manage growth
Focused on long-term community-led planning for neighborhood
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Borough's first medical marijuana dispensary opens in Elmhurst
CEO says facility feels like a doctor's office
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens Borough Board reviews budget requests for FY2017
After Mayor Bill de Blasio released his preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2017 last week, members of the Queens Borough Board held a hearing Monday in Kew Gardens to take budget requests from comm...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Weekend blizzard produces record snowfall
Queens residents, pols upset about unplowed streets
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
With another home facing demo, residents rally for landmarking
Renew call for city to designate Broadway-Flushing historic district
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pol calls on MTA to release service stats for 7 line
Says delays up, while agency says numbers already available
Jan 19, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dozens arrested in LaGuardia Airport demonstration
Hundreds of city officials, airport workers and advocates rallied for higher wages and benefits at a Martin Luther King Day rally on a cold Monday afternoon. Dozens were arrested in the demonstrati...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Weprin talks State of the State with community leaders
Garners support by emphasizing fixing transportation needs
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has shaken the New Zealand city of Christchurch but there are no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.
2016-02-13 20:28:04 -0500
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed late on Saturday it would send aircraft to NATO-member Turkey's Incirlik air base for the fight against Islamic State militants. Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri told pan-Arab Al Arabiya television that the kingdom was committed to stepping up the fighting against Islamic State and that the move was part of those efforts. Saudi Arabia has resumed its participation in air strikes against Islamic State in recent weeks and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday welcomed its commitment to expand its role. ...
2016-02-13 20:27:38 -0500

Kevin Hart, center, has a conversation in his front row court side seats during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):


2016-02-13 20:26:11 -0500