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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 | 29 29 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 ...
TRANSWORLD BUSINESS ADVISORS OF BROOKLYN WEST BRINGS BROKERAGE, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Tom Gesimondo opened Transworld Business Advisors of Brooklyn West  recently to bring together aspiring entrepreneurs and owners looking to sell their businesses, Gesimondo provides business broker...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 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...
Biz Partners Cut Teeth Together in Restoration Industry Before Finding Success of their Own, Building Legacy
Feb 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Daley and Joe Rizzo took a good, long test drive together before becoming entrepreneurs and now the two business partners are laying the groundwork for their children to follow in the footstep...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 91 91 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 | 125 125 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 | 136 136 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 | 197 197 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...

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City convenes summit on synthetic marijuana
Educates city employees, social workers on dangers of K2
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crown Heights officials express concerns over concert
Electronic music event planned for old armory
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Former assemblyman Vito Lopez, 74, passes away
Vito Lopez, the man who parlayed a Brooklyn-Queens nonprofit into a position as one of the most powerful men in Albany, died Monday night after a years-long bout with leukemia. He was 74. Lopez rep...
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Massive commercial and office space coming to DoBro
Aim to provide space for growing tech industry
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Resource fair aims to help recent vets transition home
Borough President Eric Adams held a special ceremony and resource fair for veterans at Borough Hall on Monday. The event honored some of the borough's veterans and gave them the opportunity to lear...
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$3.7 million in funding allocated for Prospect Park
Oriental Pavilion, park’s east side focus of funding
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New map shows progress of resiliency projects in Brooklyn
Project part of new joint project between BP, city
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Code Brooklyn aims to bring computer science to public schools
Technology and computer science jobs have continued to rise over the past decade in New York City, and with the launch of Code Brooklyn, Borough President Eric Adams is hoping Brooklyn children wil...
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DOE launches program to encourage kids to read everyday
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced a new program, NYC Reads 365, aimed at getting the city's school children to read every day. The program was unveiled alongside children’s author Jon Scie...
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Turkish Muslim community, BP condemn article
Say picture of mosque in ISIS piece mischaracterizes organization
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New section of Brooklyn Bridge Park opens during Harvest Festival
New meadowland marks completion of Pier 6
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District 15 parents, teachers discuss class sizes
Parents and teachers in District 15, which runs from Carroll Gardens to Sunset Park, discussed concerns over current class sizes and fears that schools could soon become extremely overcrowded durin...
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BPL officially ushers in universal six-day service
19 branches now open an additional day
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Elected officials call for reinstating B71 bus line
Elected officials and community leaders called last week on the MTA to reinstate the B71 bus route, which connected Crown Heights and the Columbia Street Waterfront District before budget woes and ...
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Adams honors heroes of the month
Firefighter, volunteer organization recognized
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All eyes will be on Japan's fourth-quarter GDP data on Monday with many economists expecting a contraction of about 0.7% in the world's number three economyJapan's bid to revive its once-soaring economy is on the ropes as an equity market bloodbath and resurgent yen threaten to knock Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth plan to the canvas. Abe met with his hand-picked central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda for an emergency meeting Friday amid huge volatility on global markets, which is wiping out the gains Abenomics has achieved since the premier swept to power in late 2012. All eyes will be on Japan's fourth-quarter GDP data on Monday with many economists expecting a contraction of about 0.7 percent in the world's number three economy.


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Pope Francis, seen on the other side of the framed glass that usually holds the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, holds a flower bouquet as he prays to her inside a private room at the Basilica built in her honor, during Mass in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The image in the frame was removed and placed inside the private room. The pontiff's five-day visit included a prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine, the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world and one that is particularly important to the first Latin American pope. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.


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Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine slam dunks the ball during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTORONTO (AP) — Aaron Gordon soared over his mascot, but nobody flies higher than Zach LaVine in the slam dunk contest.


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