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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 ...
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...
Senior citizens finding it hard to locate an apartment
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The real deal. It has been this way for years. Since there are more Senior today than 10 years ago, here are true circumstances that exist today. First off, whether you are financially comfortable,...
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...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 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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First lady updates Muslim leaders about mental health initiatives
First Lady Chirlane McCray stopped by Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica Monday afternoon to discuss ongoing mental health initiatives with leaders in the Muslim community. She was joined by Deputy ...
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/1/16-2/7/16)
Monday, Feb. 1 Brian Pickar was arrested at 1867 Grove Street for criminal obstruction of breathing by Officer Kim. Maximiliano Gonzalez was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Gates Avenue for driving ...
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocates and pols demand real affordable housing, union jobs
In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s quest to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade, one coalition of advocates say the mayor’s plan isn’t affordable enough for the lowest...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miss New York visits Glendale school
Speaks to students about bullying, following dreams
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/25/16-1/31/16)
Monday, Jan. 25 Jocelyn Apolinar was arrested at 458 Onderdonk Avenue for third-degree assault by Office Archange. Stefanie Thompson was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for burglary by Officer Glo...
Feb 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/18/16-1/24/16)
Monday, Jan. 18 Derek Rawlings was arrested at Metropolitan Avenue and Cooper Avenue for possession of a forged instrument by Officer Giodani. Emad A. Alarega was arrested at 89-29 Metropolitan Ave...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Borough Board reviews budget requests for FY2017
After Mayor Bill de Blasio released his preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2017 last week, members of the Queens Borough Board held a hearing Monday in Kew Gardens to take budget requests from comm...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth, Ridgewood manufacturers discuss issues with city
Industrial business leaders in Maspeth and Ridgewood gathered for their annual luncheon to network and discuss some of the top issues facing their respective industries. The luncheon, sponsored by ...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekend blizzard produces record snowfall
Queens residents, pols upset about unplowed streets
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police battle illegal massage parlors on Myrtle Avenue
Local assemblyman looks to fight them in legislature
Jan 19, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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GRYC contributes Myrtle history to Queens Memory Project
Students collecting personal memories about the avenue's past
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/11/16-1/17/16
Monday, Jan. 11 Jean M. Accardi was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for petit larceny by Detective Caruso. Danny Estrada was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for criminal contempt by Office Coppel...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rego Park nightclub to lose liquor license
Rumba Nightclub, a troublesome late-night destination at 67-63 Woodhaven Boulevard, is in the process of losing its liquor license, according to the office of Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz. On Janua...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ridgewood high school students create apps for Forest Park
Students from Ridgewood's Grover Cleveland High School last week presented apps they created in school for Queens residents who visit Forest Park. The event took place at the historic Oak Ridge hou...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/4/16-1/10/16)
Monday, Jan. 4 Leon Jahan was arrested at Hancock Street and Wyckoff Avenue for possession of a forged instrument by Officer Cumar. Jason Cardez was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for third-degre...
Jan 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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This undated photo released by Fargo Police Department shows Fargo police officer Jason Moszer. Moszer was shot amid a standoff in Fargo, N.D. with a domestic violence suspect, police in North Dakota said early Thursday, Feb. 10, 2016. Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near the home the suspect was barricaded inside, Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said. (Fargo Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police officer was shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect and was not expected to survive his injuries, police in North Dakota said early Thursday.


2016-02-11 05:32:35 -0500

The OECD says fighting poor performance at school will bring more to the countries than it will cost them to introduce the special measures needed to combat the problemAround 4.5 million pupils in OECD countries have failed to attain a sufficient level of proficiency in either reading, maths or science at the age of 15, according to a new study released by the think-tank on Wednesday. In some countries, 50 percent of students were falling behind in at least one of the key subjects. The OECD says fighting poor performance at school will bring more to the countries than it will cost them to introduce the special measures needed to combat the problem.


2016-02-11 05:29:38 -0500
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign this year.
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