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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 | 11 11 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 | 12 12 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 73 73 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 | 107 107 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 | 117 117 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 | 176 176 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 | 227 227 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 | 242 242 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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Push for QM20 extension to Lower Manhattan
Northeast Queens residents are pushing a plan that would extend the QM20 bus into Lower Manhattan. Currently, the QM20 bus route ends at Midtown Manhattan, which means commuters have to transfer in...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Meng arrested, charged with taking $80,000 to bribe prosecutors
Former Flushing assemblyman Jimmy Meng was arrested and charged with allegedly taking $80,000 on promises that he could help a defendant in a state tax fraud case by bribing Manhattan prosecutors. ...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Zoo launches new Wi-Fi service
We guess you could say the animals at the Queens Zoo are really living the “wired” life. Or more accurately the “wireless” life, as the Queens Zoo last week launched free Wi-Fi service, which will ...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol discusses impact of proposed drink ban with small biz
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras teamed up with New Yorkers for Beverage Choices for a walking tour in her district to discuss the proposed ban on 16-ounce sugar-sweetened beverages with business owne...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two reports highlight problem of low-wage jobs
South Asian workers, many of them undocumented, make up an increasingly large portion of New York City’s workforce. There are over 600,000 South Asians in New York City and that number is growing. ...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super Bowl champ Victor Cruz discusses new book
Sits down with Budd Mishkin at Queens Theatre
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols: ban sex offenders from libraries
Call for measure following arrest in Flushing incident
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Parks commissioner Estelle Cooper indicted for theft
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Tuesday that Estelle Cooper, the former administrator of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and executive director of Unisphere, Inc., a non-profit con...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City kicks off summer employment program
Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited the Queens Botanical Garden on Thursday, July 5, to kick off this year’s installment of the Summer Youth Experience initiative. About 31,700 young New Yorkers will t...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols fear move in works for Bayside Post Office
The current Bayside Post Office might be filling out a “change of address” form of its own soon. Congressman Gary Ackerman on Monday criticized the United States Postal Service for planning to clos...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Art of Shopping
Art on view at Sky View
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meng, Jeffries & Velazquez winners on Primary Day
Voters in Queens and Brooklyn went to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote in three Democratic Congressional primaries and one Republican Senate primary. In the 6th Congressional District, longtime...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYPD yet to review crime reporting policies
A three-person Crime Reporting Review Committee appointed by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is yet to fulfill a pledge to review the Police Department's policies regarding crime reports. According t...
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYPD to update polices on dealing with LGBT community
Will specifically deal with transgender interactions
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor announces deal to redevelop portion of Willets Point
Project will focus on 126th Street and Citi Field parking lot
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday ...
2016-02-11 01:18:51 -0500

Three SUV proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon as they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off, prayed with supporters over an open phone line, and said later they would turn themselves in Thursday morning


2016-02-11 01:13:43 -0500

An ambulance proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)The four armed activists who on Wednesday night were surrounded by the FBI at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have remained on the site despite the arrests of group leader Ammon Bundy and others Jan. 26 on a remote road outside the refuge. Wednesday's tense standoff between the FBI and the four occupiers was being livestreamed on the Internet.


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