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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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 43 43 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 | 1 1 comments | 94 94 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 | 129 129 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 | 140 140 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 | 200 200 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 | 245 245 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 | 262 262 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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In some ways, we're just like Ed Koch
Well, the Democrats have settled on Assemblyman David Weprin - or at least the party bigs have decided on Weprin, the voters don't really get a choice - as their candidate to run in the September 1...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oh, how those politicians live it up...all over the place!
Before we start, keep in mind that Pol Position works in a dingy, dark basement office where the few files that we actually keep are in water-logged cardboard boxes stored on top a piece of plywood...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo in charge
What the hell is happening up in Albany?! After years of doing essentially nothing, the State Legislature was actually able to take action on one of the most controversial issues in not only New Yo...
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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R.I.P. bluecollarcorner.com
We guess running an outspoken blog that generally veers far, far, far, far right-of-center and running for office in a strongly Democratic district that spans two boroughs don't exactly go hand-in-...
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Mac is back.
Damn! If you just couldn't get enough of the eccentric Jimmy McMillan, the gloved wonder who ran for governor on the singular issue that the rent is just too damn high, then you are in luck. DAMN! ...
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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The wide world of Twitter
So did he or didn't he? Looks like the world will never know for sure if Congressman Anthony Weiner sent that lewd tweet from his Twitter... Oh wait. Looks like he did. Weiner finally came clean Mo...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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More on our Man of Mystery
Who would have thought that when we ran this picture a few weeks back of then-Governor Mario Cuomo and Mets ace Ron Darling and half-heartedly asked readers to identify the third man - “Mr. X” - in...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferrar0. Mondale & a bunch of other people
Community Board 6 in Forest Hills unanimously approved renaming a portion of the busy Austin Street shopping strip after the recently deceased Geraldine Ferraro, who at one time represented the are...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeffries goes exploring
Looks like there is getting to be a fairly sizable crowd of up-and-comers who wouldn't mind replacing longtime Congressman Ed Towns next election. It was long believed that Towns, who has represent...
May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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He'll 'Trump' anything you've got!
We have to tell you, dear goslings, we really thought we were dreaming. Or at the very least that we had gone on a serious Night Train Express Wine Cooler bender and that we had just imagined the w...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hevesi joining the club
Well, add Alan Hevesi to the long list of New York City politicians who went from constantly getting re-elected to getting sentenced. Last Friday morning, the Forest Hills native and former state c...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner on a roll (his joke!) at dinner
We know that this event actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but we here at Pol Position would feel seriously derelict in our duties (and trust us, that doesn't happen very often!) if we knew t...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rock 'N Pol
Now this is one politician who knows how to throw a fundraiser! Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. celebrated his 50th birthday last night with some 450 guests (we don't even know if 450 people even bot...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro's political legacy is the real deal
New York City - scratch that, the nation - lost a political trailblazer this past weekend with the passing of Geraldine Ferraro. Ferraro represented parts of Queens in the House of Representatives,...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tombstones are placed on graves of unidentified refugees and migrants who drowned at sea during an attempt to cross a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, in LesbosBy Karolina Tagaris LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Just 27 of those are named.     The others state plainly: "Unknown Man, Aged 35, No 221, 19/11/2015;" "Unknown Boy, Aged 7, No 40, 19/11/2015;" "Unknown Boy, Aged 12, No 171, 19/11/2015." More than half a million people fleeing Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries plagued by war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa have arrived on Lesbos since last year hoping to continue to northern Europe.


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Former Prime Minister of Syria, Riad Hijab, gestures during his speech at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words.


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Russia had gained the upper hand in Syria and the surrounding region through armed force, a senior conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, and he voiced doubts that Moscow would respect a truce plan for the war-torn country. "I think Russia has gained the upper hand in the region and this is by historical measures a novelty. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, he said he was skeptical about how Russia would behave in the days and weeks ahead, despite agreeing to a "cessation of hostilities" which is due to begin in a week's time.
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