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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 | 17 17 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 | 19 19 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 | 23 23 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 | 27 27 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 | 80 80 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 | 114 114 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 | 125 125 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 | 185 185 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 | 233 233 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 | 249 249 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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We should all stump
As the national primaries are heating up, I find my friends in three camps. The first camp keeps their opinions to themselves and sticks to the edict that it's impolite to discuss politics. This wa...
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council begins debating new zoning amendments
Reynoso analyzes what it could have meant for North Brooklyn
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L train riders, business owners demand answers from MTA
But receive very few in meetings with agency rep
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Learning to listen
I can't tell you exactly who the first hero I had was because I don't remember. I know that early on, I really liked Cinderella and the Little Mermaid, two fictional women primarily motivated by ma...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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One year after fire, advocates still push for waterfront park
A full year after the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront was blanketed in a cloud of smoke from a seven-alarm warehouse fire, green space advocates are asking the same question they have been f...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught up in the blizzard
As we were waiting to grapple with impending blizzard on Friday, a friend shared an insight with me. “Why do you think people get so whipped up about these weather events? Buying all the food and f...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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SBA reintroduces loans for Sandy recovery
Speedier process awards loans in 11 days for businesses
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reynoso visits Williamsburg library
Gets up close look at necessary upgrades
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Citizens Committee to give out grant money for volunteer groups
Over $1.6 million available for community projects
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers brighten Bushwick community center for MLK Day
Dozens of Habitat for Humanity volunteers joined the 17th annual Building on a Dream day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King over the weekend. Throughout the weekend, volunteer...
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Mayor says no residential at CitiStorage site
Activists still pushing City to build park
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo outlines the future of subways in Brooklyn
Unveils major upgrades to 30 stations, WiFi and mobile ticketing
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Remembering precedent in battle for Bushwick Inlet Park
Bushwick Inlet Park is about more than our community having open space. It's about the City's process and their responsibility to the promises they've made, as well as the power of local community ...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steps to social awareness
Awareness is a funny and fickle thing. When I first started becoming aware of all the social and environmental justice issues in our neighborhood, as well as in our nation, it felt very heavy indee...
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols launch info campaign on commuter program
City officials descended into the busy subway stop at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center on Monday morning to remind the city straphangers the new Commuter Benefits Law in now in effect as of January ...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2015 file photo, Florida starting pitcher Logan Shore throws during an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Miami in Omaha, Neb. Shore and fellow pitchers A.J. Puk and Alex Faedo are an imposing weekend rotation that combined for a 26-11 record last season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida has done everything except win a national championship in eight seasons under Kevin O'Sullivan, and here the Gators are again with a roster overflowing with talent and the consensus No. 1 ranking in the preseason polls.


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MUNICH (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the use of ground troops in the Syrian conflict could result in world war.
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2015, file photo, Nyquist, front right, with Mario Gutierrez up, finishes ahead of Swipe, left, with Victor Espinoza up, to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Keeneland race track in Lexington, Ky. Nyquist is gearing up for his 3-year-old debut in the seven-furlong San Vicente at Santa Anita on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)Ready, set, here comes Nyquist.


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