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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 3 3 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 | 24 24 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 | 12 12 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 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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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Snow angels
Dear Editor, We have gotten through another terrific snowstorm with much difficulty, but we did survive. But not without help from the many acts of kindness from strangers and good neighbors. I bel...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Water' bum!
Dear Editor, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says Hillary Clinton is politicizing events in Flint. That's what he's worried about? Perhaps he should've spent more time actually doing something about ...
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Save the birds
Dear Editor, The recent decision by the courts to uphold the right of the Port Authority to shoot thousands of birds that migrate and gather near JFK Airport is very troubling. While the safety of ...
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Missed connection
Dear Editor, The recent 100th anniversary of subway service coming from downtown Brooklyn to Bay Ridge reminded me of what could have been. Virtually no one remembers the long-forgotten proposed tu...
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Cable conundrum
Dear Editor, I have been paying for cable for a number of years now, and I don't understand a few things. The original idea behind cable, in my opinion, is that the consumer could watch various pro...
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Wrong on schools
Dear Editor, I would like to disagree with the editorial in last week's paper that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina were correct to keep schools open. Your main points were that sc...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack the raise
Dear Editor, City Council members earn $112,000 a year for a part-time job. They also receive bonuses, pension and health care. The City Council is seeking to get a pay raise of 71 percent, which w...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nanny state
Dear Editor, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to shut down all roads and most mass transit in the during our recent epic snowstorm. The Mayor threatened to arrest drivers who ...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clean water
Dear Editor, The city of Flint, Michigan, is currently dealing with a very dangerous situation due to the fact that its water supply has been contaminated with lead for quite some time. How could s...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bomb Disney?
Dear Editor, Thirty percent of Republican primary voters want the United States to bomb the city of Agrabah. There is just one problem: it's a fictional city from Aladdin. Sincerely, S.J. Frimer Fo...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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People control
Dear Editor, Although the most passionate and vocal advocates of gun control legislation will not admit it, their Utopian dream is banishment and confiscation of all weapons from all citizens. The ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The real pits
Dear Editor, In his letter on December 31, Joseph Manago demonizes the pit bull with his apparent expertise. Perhaps he'd be interested in a few facts. Despite their reputation, the United Kennel C...
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Sinking ship
Dear Editor, The recent kerfuffle between Iran and the U.S. Navy clearly demonstrates the degree to which the defeatism of the milquetoast Obama Administration has not only permeated our country's ...
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Congrats to Piazza
Dear Editor, Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza has finally been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame, an honor he most certainly deserves and which was long overdue. During his time with the Mets,...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save the PSA test
Dear Editor, I was recently at my urologist for a check-up following my March operation for prostate cancer at North Shore Hospital. There is a test for prostate cancer known as the PSA test. I had...
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Vehicles leaving the Kaesong joint industrial zone pass through disinfectant spray before a checkpoint at the CIQ immigration centre near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, in Paju on February 11, 2016North Korea on Thursday ordered all South Koreans to leave the jointly-run Kaesong industrial zone immediately and announced it was seizing all materials left in the complex. In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the committee said it was closing Kaesong and declaring it a military area. It also announced the cutting of all military communications with South Korea, including the main channel through the border truce village of Panmunjom.


2016-02-11 03:31:55 -0500

FBI agents man the entry to the Burns Municipal Airport in Burns, OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that no shots had been fired and that negotiations were continuing to end the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in remote eastern Oregon without violence. The FBI said the latest confrontation began after one of the protesters was seen riding an all-terrain vehicle outside the encampment.


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Ferguson mayor James Knowles III looks out at the crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after the Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified consent decree with the United States Department of Justice during a meeting in Ferguson, Mo. It is unclear if the Department of Justice will accept the modified version of the consent decree Ferguson passed. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.


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