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How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
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     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Homecare Union Dues Requirement
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Business Employment Attorney in Queens, NY Many employers are interested to know about cases that affect the power of unions. For decades, unions have challenged employers through disputes or ongoi...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
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Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
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Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
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Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
Are you interested in working with the senior population in Queens?
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Are you interested in working with the senior population in Queens? Then here is your chance to apply to a program that connects selected artists with senior citizens and places them in-residency a...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
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  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...

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Immunizations centers in Queens, Bronx set to close
Critics say start of school year a bad time to close
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella drops out of Queens beep race
State Senator Tony Avella dropped out of the race for Queens borough president Wednesday afternoon, leaving a two-way race in the Democratic Primary between Melinda Katz and Councilman Peter Vallon...
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Pols call for more noise monitors around airports
Other airports have double the number of NYC
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Ferreras explains details of Flushing Meadows USTA deal
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras met with the members of Faith in New York last week to discuss the recent deal with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). On July 24, the City Council reached a...
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109th Precinct national Night Out Against Crime
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly were just two of the more notable names among the hundreds that flocked to Bowne Playground at the intersection of Union Street and Sanford...
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Following death, pol calls for tighter tree maintenance
A Queens state senator is calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to focus on the maintenance of city trees following the death of Yingyi Li-Dikov, who was struck by a falling tree in Kissena Park on Su...
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Survivors of domestic abuse seek financial independence
Program at Justice Center teaches saving, investing and loans
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30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime in Queens
Locations and times across the borough
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Pow-Wow returns to Queens County Farm
The 35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow was held at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park this past weekend. Over 40 Indian nations participated in the three-day event...
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Proposal to cut black market cigarette sales
Avella and group push aggressive stance on untaxed cigarettes
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Girl Scout throws birthday party for homeless kids
Councilman teams up to help gather supplies
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New York lawmakers urge Port Authority to create aiport adivosry committee
New York lawmakers are calling on the Port Authority to establish an advisory committee to address quality of life concerns for residents impacted by airport activity. Ten representatives and the s...
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DOE pull backs on Bayside Hills school
Bayside Hills residents opposed to the construction of a new school in their neighborhood got a temporary reprieve. The City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses was o...
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Advocates want Flushing Meadows Corona Park landmarked
Pols calls for public hearing on LPC's decision
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New LaGuardia flight patterns seemingly at odds with fed bill
FAA may have overreached in issuing CatEx
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.


2014-09-16 19:14:23 -0400

People pass some 'Yes' graffiti on the Royal Mile in EdinburghBy Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed. The United Kingdom's fate remains uncertain as the three surveys - from pollsters ICM, Opinium and Survation - showed support for Scottish independence at 48 percent compared to 52 percent backing union. The polls found 8 to 14 percent of Scotland's 4. ...


2014-09-16 19:14:12 -0400
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish support for independence has risen one percentage point to 48 percent, an Opinium poll for the Daily Telegraph newspaper showed on Tuesday. The poll showed Scottish support for staying in the United Kingdom on 52 percent, down from 53 percent from its last poll at the weekend, the Telegraph said. Voters in Scotland go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether the country should break away from the United Kingdom. (Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by William Schomberg)
2014-09-16 19:14:12 -0400