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House Listings for Sale by godfather
Mar 04, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
A professional who has lived in the Community since 1965 Has an advantage. A Real Estate Broker with 37 years of experience has the advantage. A Real Estate Broker who has served the Community as President of several organizations has the advantage.  A Real Estate Broker who has raised money for ...
University Policies to Deal with Sexual Harassment Issues by cjleclaire
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 466 466 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a sexual harassment case involving a Chicago professor became high profile in the news. While you can view the case from the perspective of the victim and the alleged abuser, there is also the viewpoint of educational institutions to consider. What preventative actions can they take to ...
What Else You, as an Employer, Should Know About Telephone Calls by cjleclaire
Feb 16, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 467 467 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates Many employees today wear headsets for phone conversations because it frees their hands to type and check facts on the computer. While their headsets are still on, employees often speak with each other as well. The question arises, can employers monitor their ...
What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts? by cjleclaire
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 489 489 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 York State law prohibits you from asking employees for the username or password to their social media ...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls? by cjleclaire
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 383 383 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 clients. But how do laws limit what you can do? If the call is made while in California and all par...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work by cjleclaire
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 348 348 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 the “grand bargain.” Essentially, this means that workers and employers should both benefit from the...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History? by cjleclaire
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 389 389 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 available on the internet today, gathering information may seem like the natural thing to do. However, th...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer? by cjleclaire
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 396 396 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 were receiving minimum wages. However, that’s not the only factor you must consider. The New York D...
DUHH_business_Law2.jpg Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship by FishLawGroup
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 384 384 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 considered as legal entities. Most small businesses start as a sole proprietorship where there is only...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars by cjleclaire
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 386 386 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 proceedings. But for celebrities, it’s a completely different playing field. As some of the high-profile...