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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 19 19 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 | 71 71 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 | 106 106 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 | 116 116 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 | 175 175 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 | 226 226 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 | 241 241 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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Battle over fluoride returns
The dispute over fluoride will continue for another year, with Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. hosting a day of activities at City Hall on May 15 to announce the introduction of legislation to ban ad...
Apr 11, 2012 | 5 5 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu recovers $1.2 mil for cheated workers
On the historic anniversary of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on April 4, 1968, Comptroller John Liu announced a victory for immigrant workers in New York City. After what he calle...
Apr 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prostitution activity at Kew Gardens motels forces shut downs
Two Kew Gardens motels allegedly served as prostitution havens for pimps and prostitutes, and five employees at the Kew Motor Inn and the Par Central Motor Inn have been arrested on prostitution-re...
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nine finalists in QEDC StartUP! challenge
The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) announced nine finalists in its sixth StartUP! Business Plan Competition at Deluge Restaurant in Flushing on Thursday, March 29. To prepare for th...
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella calls on feds to investigate redistricting
Raises concerns after piece of land removed from his district
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloran joins NY06 congressional race
GOP candidate will await outcome of three-way Democratic primary
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers clean Garden in March for The Earth event
The Queens Botanical Garden held their second annual March for The Earth event on March 25, with volunteers from various organizations, corporate partners and schools taking part. The event held Su...
Mar 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens College awards first translation prize
Getting published for the first time is a struggle for many translators, but Anne Posten, a student in the Queens College Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, w...
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ackerman decides to call it quits
Longtime congressman won't run in new district
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Co-ops fight unfair taxes
Queens lawmakers are pushing legislation to keep co-ops and condominiums from paying excessive legal fees when challenging a tax assessment, as well as to stabilize assessments for two years after ...
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing hotel holds treasured piece of Sicilian history
In the back of a lobby in a hotel in Flushing, lives a traditional folkloristic symbol dating to the 19th Century from Italy's largest island, Sicily. The elaborately decorated carts, or Carretto S...
Mar 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing residents call on BSA to nix church variance
Say facility would destroy low-rise character of neighborhood
Mar 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gang unit gives updates on activity in Queens
Although gangs are not the most prevalent crime issue in Queens, they do exist in the borough, and they come in all colors and ethnic backgrounds. Ray Ramos and Gerry Pizzano, members of the Queens...
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Dromm, Mulgrew blast DOE, Mayor at education town hall
Say education is not a business
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Police: three shot outside Jamaica Wendy's
Suspected gang dispute
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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File photo of police taking a mugshot of a protester who was detained in Ferguson, MissouriBy Sue Britt and Julia Edwards FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to force the city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities. The St. Louis suburb, a symbol of problems with policing and race in the United States, earlier on Wednesday said it wanted to change an agreement it had negotiated with the federal government due to the costs involved. "The residents of Ferguson have waited nearly a year for their city to adopt an agreement that would protect their rights and keep them safe," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference.


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Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, left, and his wife, Carol leave U.S. Court House building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Baca signed a plea agreement that said he ordered deputies to intimidate an FBI agent and "do everything but put handcuffs on her." Baca later lied to federal prosecutors and the FBI that he wasn't privy to discussions about trying to derail the investigation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that tarnished his long career and appeared to trigger his abrupt retirement.


2016-02-10 20:48:44 -0500

Twitter said its growth stalled at the end of last year, holding at 320 million active monthly users, in a disappointing quarterly update for the struggling messaging platformTwitter's woes deepened as the struggling messaging platform said it failed to add users in the past quarter, adding to concerns it is lagging in the fast-moving world of social networks. The San Francisco group said its base of monthly active users was 320 million at the end of last year, unchanged from the previous quarter. Twitter, which has never earned a profit, said its loss in the past quarter narrowed to $90.2 million from $125 million a year earlier, but the market was focused more on its user growth.


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