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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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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 10
Events happening in Queens and Brooklyn this week.
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Travel Channel reveals “Birth of a Nation” at Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image
On Friday, Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” will feature the Museum of the Moving Image and one of the most racist propaganda films that the country has ever seen.
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria hosts 11th Annual Musical Saw Festival
The 2015 Musical Saw Festival returned to Astoria with more “cutthroat” performers than ever before. People of all ages gathered around to play and listen to the hardware instrument. 
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 3
Events happening Queens and Brooklyn.
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PS Broadway Makes Queens Debut at Astoria’s PS 17
Rosie’s Theater Kids, a musical theater organization spearheaded by Rosie O’Donnell, will soon be headed to Queens with their PS Broadway program. As a pilot project, the organization took a mini-r...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Age Swing with Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Joe Benjamin and a Mighty Handful wants a new generation to fall in love with meaningful swing music. But this isn’t the type of swing music that your grandparents listen to. The musical marriage o...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 27
Events occuring in Brooklyn and Queens
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Brooklyn’s Shelly Flash competes on “MasterChef”
The Brooklyn home cook made it to the"MasterChef" top 40 contestants.
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vinyette quit day jobs for musical success
For the past six years, the Brooklyn-based indie band Vinyette has been working on becoming full fledged artists. Their sound is most similar to alternative grunge even though various songs on thei...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 20
Weekly events happening in Brooklyn & Queens.
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Jarrod Spector gets “A Little Help From My Friends” in cabaret show
Soon music lovers will be able to listen to popular songs throughout the decades all in one show. In “A Little Help From My Friends,” Jarrod Spector hopes to explore the fraternity of high tenor ma...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DanceWorks NYC & post-grads redefine “dance recital”
DanceWorks New York City is bringing “So You Think You Could Dance” to Queens. The dance company, which is the city’s largest performance-based company for post-graduates, will bring a collection o...
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 13
Weekly events occuring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Astoria Bookshop celebrates first ever Independent Bookstore Day
On May 2, the nation celebrated the first ever Independent Bookstore Day. Astoria Bookshop, the only Queens indie store to participate, celebrated the day with much fanfare.
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens County Farm Museum welcomes spring
Queens County Farm Museum welcomed its spring season on Sunday, May 3, with a number of seasonal festivities that entertained families all day long. 
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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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