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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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 25 25 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...
Affordable Detached Ranch-2 bedrooms base.
Feb 01, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
How's about $3,800 in taxes? Ultra Modern Move in Condition. Located by Juniper Park and near P.S.128 school. Top rated. You see deals do exist but mostly in the dead of winter. Detached 2 bed. wit...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 182 182 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 | 231 231 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...

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5 outdoor movie screenings this week
Summertime is the best time to take advantage of the outdoors, even if it’s just to lay on the grass and watch a movie.
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 15
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slim Wray brings surf, psychedelic rock to Brooklyn
The three-piece Brooklyn band is putting a modern spin on surfy psychedelic rock
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Bloomin Mud Shuffle’ tells honest story about life
The new film, directed by Frank V. Ross, will be screened on Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m. on the rooftop of The Old American Can Factory at 232 Third Street in Gowanus.
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 8
Weekly events happening in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Infinitely Polar Bear on family, love & bi-polar disorder
On July 3, Kew Gardens Cinemas at 81-05 Lefferts Boulevard will screen the heavily-praised indie film ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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9 things to do to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend
The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Don’t worry, there’s still time to plan what you’re going to do to celebrate the nation’s independence.
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 1
Weekly events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Vernel Black exposes NYC architectural changes
The Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS) held the first of its Emerging Artists series featuring photography depicting architectural changes in New York City throughout the years.
Jun 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make Music NY Day brings community together
In its ninth year, Make Music New York celebrated the summer solstice with a day-long musical festival throughout the city which encouraged people to get together and create diverse songs that repr...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 24
Weekly events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn
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Queens artist Fernello Nelson battles in 'Skin Wars'
The Game Show Network’s (GSN) ‘Skin Wars,’ made Queens native Fernello Nelson a reality TV star.
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans UK bring sci-fi rock and comics to music scene
Brooklyn-based band Americans UK have made a name for themselves across a few different platforms. Their science fiction inspired rock music coupled with an accompanying graphic novel have placed t...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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China & Haiti close out Global Mashup
Agoci Band and FJ Music Fusion both electrified the audience.
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens plays host to Global Family Reunion
A.J. Jacobs hosted a 40-country family reunion wih the main event being at the New York Hall of Science
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MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday following an international meeting on the Syria crisis that peace talks should resume in Geneva as soon as possible, and that all opposition groups should participate. Speaking after marathon talks that included more than a dozen other countries, Lavrov also said that halting hostilities in Syria would be a difficult task. (Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writinb by Eric Walsh)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry on February 11, 2016 in Munich, southern GermanyMinisters meeting for Syria crisis talks agreed to seek a full cessation of hostilities within one week's time, US Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday. The working group of 17 countries meeting in Munich agreed "to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities to begin in a target of one week's time," he said. "Sustained delivery will begin this week, first to the areas where it is most urgently needed... and then to all the people in need throughout the country, particularly in the besieged and hard to reach areas," Kerry said.


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Police Officer Peter Liang, center, enters the courtroom after the lunch break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):


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