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SO WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH OVERTIME AND WHY AREN’T I GETTING IT?
May 23, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: The Van De Water Law Firm, P.C. Overtime Pay in New York Many employees in New York are eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. Unless an employee has a job that...
Should You Hire Interns?
May 23, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Laws that Govern Paid and Unpaid Interns Some businesses hire interns or take on unpaid interns. This may seem like a good idea, and the costs of paying an intern are usually less than a r...
Statistics Tell the Story of Why Texting While Driving Causes Accidents
May 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 456 456 recommendations | email to a friend
by John Fazzini   Statistics Tell the Story of Why Texting While Driving Causes Accidents Forty-eight states (all except Missouri and Montana) have banned texting while driving for all drivers. Mis...
What Does Your Geographic Location Have to Do with SEO?
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 606 606 recommendations | email to a friend
Location Based Marketing When you do a search, what do you type into the search box? Well, it depends on what you’re searching. If you’re going to purchase something from an online store, you proba...
Tips to Prevent Bicycle Accidents in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 562 562 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Safety Prevention for Bike Riding New York City has numerous bicycles on the road, and as time goes along, the number continues to increase. The   DOH (Departmen...
Preventing Swimming Pool Injuries
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 565 565 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   What Are the Risks for Swimming Pool Injuries? As warmer weather arrives, swimming pools become a favorite form of recreation for people across the country. Ho...
Biometrics and Employee Identification
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 523 523 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans New York City Has Proposed a Biometrics Privacy Law Biometrics is a new technology identification system being used by a variety of industries for various purposes. The primary...
What is the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)?
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 531 531 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans New York Passed GENDA in January, 2019 With the passage of GENDA, LGBTQ youth and transgender individuals have protection against discrimination and harassment based on New Yor...
#MeTOO? A Guide to What Exactly Constitutes Sexual Harassment in New York
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 521 521 recommendations | email to a friend
As brought to light during the course of the #MeToo movement, it is illegal to harass an employee or even a job applicant in New York State due to that person’s sex or gender.  However, some of the...
A Vietnam Veterans wish for this Memorial Day 2019
May 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 434 434 recommendations | email to a friend
Photos Of The Vietnam War: The Real Story   David Ralph Retuya The Vietnam War is one of the most bloody and controversial wars in U.S history. To stop the rapid spread of the Soviet political infl...

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Holiday service
Dear Editor, Over the holidays, let's think of our servicemen and women who are serving our country all over the world. It will truly be hard on them this holiday season, especially the children wh...
Dec 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 257 257 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazon not welcome
Dear Editor, The Long Island City Mr. Ed Riecks of Howard Beach described in his December 13th letter bears no resemblance to the Long Island City where I have lived my long life or to the stories ...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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Failing leaves
Dear Editor, I question the efficiency, financial and otherwise, of the city's leaf collection program. Requiring that leaves be put out in paper bags, at a cost of $1 a bag, is a financial burden ...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
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We're lost
Dear Editor, In a letter last week, a dispatcher asked "Why are the Russians blocking a channel connected to the Baltic Sea?" This is a big geographical mistake. The incident the writer is referrin...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 328 328 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcoming Amazon
Dear Editor, In recent weeks, the decision by Amazon to choose Long Island City as its HQ2 has received much publicity. Many local newspapers, including this one, have had editorials and stories ab...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump card
Dear Editor, It should be no surprise to anyone that Governor Andrew Cuomo came away with a bounced check after meeting with President Donald Trump to make his case for the proposed Gateway Tunnel ...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 326 326 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian aggression
Dear Editor, Why are the Russians blocking a channel connected to the Baltic Sea? Another reason to provoke more problems with Ukraine and to destabilize that region, which has been a hot spot sinc...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fake news?
Dear Editor, March 20, 2019, at precisely 5:58 p.m. Eastern Standard Time is the vernal equinox (first day of spring). It is at this moment when the plane of the Earth's equator passes through the ...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 333 333 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missed Opportunity
Dear Editor, Why didn't the MTA, during the six years prior to the L Line shut down scheduled to start in April 2019, take a serious look at other possible improvements west of 8th Avenue? You coul...
Dec 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 336 336 recommendations | email to a friend
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No mourning
Dear Editor, As the nation prepares to say its final farewells to former President George H. W. Bush this week, why weren't any of the schools across the nation closed on December 5 in honor of the...
Dec 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 322 322 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just punishment
Dear Editor, Cell phone video shows five goons beating Bronx street vendor Souleymane Porgo into unconsciousness. Mr. Porgo suffered multiple facial fractures and swelling and bleeding in his brain...
Dec 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sad passing
Dear Editor, It was sad to read that one of our beloved presidents, George H.W. Bush, passed away. Here was a WW II Navy war hero and a man dedicated to God, family and country, who believed in giv...
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Bezos bilks NY Dear Editor,
The world’s richest man got an early Christmas present from us, thanks to the duplicity of our state and city leaders. Jeff Bezos is a predator who violates anti-trust laws. Amazon’s 25,000 jobs do...
Nov 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 355 355 recommendations | email to a friend
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SAVE rooms
Dear Editor, Retired teacher Howard Chustek is right that there are far better alternatives available to educators in dealing with unruly students than corporal punishment (“Spanking in schools a b...
Nov 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 350 350 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riding nostalgia
Dear Editor, It is refreshing to hear that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has begun running a series of nostalgia trains and buses to help celebrate the holidays in December. The “Shoppe...
Nov 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 373 373 recommendations | email to a friend
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