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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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
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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 | 245 245 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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2012 Queens Taste a delicious hit
Nearly 1,000 people attended the 2012 Queens Taste event on Tuesday, May 1, at Citi Field's Caesar's Club, where they enjoyed food and beverages from 47 local vendors. Hosted by the Queens Economic...
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Water board raises rate by 7 percent
The Water Board voted to increase the 2013 rate by 7 percent last week, despite weeks of opposition from the public in hearings held around the city. Although the rate is the lowest increase in sev...
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Flushing family suffers from construction site for four years
Avella calls on DOB to conduct full audit
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City drops Willets Point condemnation
Move comes just days before city due back in court
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Botanical Garden celebrates Arbor Day
Under clear skies, the Queens Botanical Garden held its Second Annual Arbor Day Festival this past Sunday in Flushing. With the price of admission, visitors were treated to a variety of activities,...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOE criticized for PCB removal in schools
The Education Department (DOE) is under fire from a lawyer public interest group and the City Council for its failure to remove polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) from lights in public schools. Congre...
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PEP votes 'yes' to school closures, “turnaround” model
Seven high schools in Queens, four in Brooklyn affected
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Stavisky announces State Senate re-election bid
Will run in district that is over 50 percent Asian
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Pennisi tapped to head Queens Boy Scouts
At a meeting last week of the Board of the Queens Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Albert Pennisi was voted in as the council's new president. Pennisi will be responsible for giving support to...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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City in line to use hydropower
The City Council passed a bill last week to require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to assess the city's water resources to see if it is economically feasible to use them to genera...
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QEDC gears up for Queens Taste 2012
The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) and lead sponsors Citi and Fairway Market are proud to announce that the borough’s premiere food-and-networking event, Queens Taste 2012, will tak...
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Arbor Fest coming to Queens Botanical
The Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing announced plans for its upcoming Arbor Festival, which will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is free with garden admission an...
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Queens Botanical camp ready for summer
The HSBC Children's Garden summer camp in the Queens Botanical Garden is gearing up for another year of planting, composting and animal watching. The camp is for kids between five and 12 years old....
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Audits highlight faulty property values
A series of audits conducted by Comptroller John Liu’s office recently found that the Department of Finance, in some cases, arbitrarily assigns property assessments, sending co-op and condo owners ...
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Local family fights hunger medical disorder
Many people suffer from food allergies, but few are allergic to everything. KeVaughn “K.E.” Plunkett, now in fourth grade at P.S. 229, suffers from a rare medical condition called eosinophilic gast...
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In this Feb. 9, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mingles with supporters at her New Hampshire presidential primary campaign rally in Hooksett, N.H. For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President. In New Hampshire, women under the age of 45 overwhelmingly backed Bernie Sanders over Clinton, exit polls showed. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President.


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Vehicles leaving the Kaesong joint industrial zone pass through disinfectant spray before a checkpoint at the CIQ immigration centre near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, in Paju on February 11, 2016North Korea on Thursday ordered all South Koreans to leave the jointly-run Kaesong industrial zone immediately and announced it was seizing all materials left in the complex. In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the committee said it was closing Kaesong and declaring it a military area. It also announced the cutting of all military communications with South Korea, including the main channel through the border truce village of Panmunjom.


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FBI agents man the entry to the Burns Municipal Airport in Burns, OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that no shots had been fired and that negotiations were continuing to end the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in remote eastern Oregon without violence. The FBI said the latest confrontation began after one of the protesters was seen riding an all-terrain vehicle outside the encampment.


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