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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 | 27 27 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 | 30 30 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 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 | 1 1 comments | 89 89 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 | 123 123 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 | 134 134 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 | 194 194 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 | 240 240 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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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 10
Events happening in Queens and Brooklyn this week.
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Travel Channel reveals “Birth of a Nation” at Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image
On Friday, Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” will feature the Museum of the Moving Image and one of the most racist propaganda films that the country has ever seen.
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria hosts 11th Annual Musical Saw Festival
The 2015 Musical Saw Festival returned to Astoria with more “cutthroat” performers than ever before. People of all ages gathered around to play and listen to the hardware instrument. 
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 3
Events happening Queens and Brooklyn.
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PS Broadway Makes Queens Debut at Astoria’s PS 17
Rosie’s Theater Kids, a musical theater organization spearheaded by Rosie O’Donnell, will soon be headed to Queens with their PS Broadway program. As a pilot project, the organization took a mini-r...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Age Swing with Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful
Joe Benjamin and a Mighty Handful wants a new generation to fall in love with meaningful swing music. But this isn’t the type of swing music that your grandparents listen to. The musical marriage o...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 27
Events occuring in Brooklyn and Queens
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Brooklyn’s Shelly Flash competes on “MasterChef”
The Brooklyn home cook made it to the"MasterChef" top 40 contestants.
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vinyette quit day jobs for musical success
For the past six years, the Brooklyn-based indie band Vinyette has been working on becoming full fledged artists. Their sound is most similar to alternative grunge even though various songs on thei...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 20
Weekly events happening in Brooklyn & Queens.
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Jarrod Spector gets “A Little Help From My Friends” in cabaret show
Soon music lovers will be able to listen to popular songs throughout the decades all in one show. In “A Little Help From My Friends,” Jarrod Spector hopes to explore the fraternity of high tenor ma...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DanceWorks NYC & post-grads redefine “dance recital”
DanceWorks New York City is bringing “So You Think You Could Dance” to Queens. The dance company, which is the city’s largest performance-based company for post-graduates, will bring a collection o...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 13
Weekly events occuring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Astoria Bookshop celebrates first ever Independent Bookstore Day
On May 2, the nation celebrated the first ever Independent Bookstore Day. Astoria Bookshop, the only Queens indie store to participate, celebrated the day with much fanfare.
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens County Farm Museum welcomes spring
Queens County Farm Museum welcomed its spring season on Sunday, May 3, with a number of seasonal festivities that entertained families all day long. 
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev waits on the podium at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):


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Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the Munich Security Conference on February 13, 2016Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War". With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia's backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: "All that's left is an unfriendly policy of NATO against Russia". "We can say it even more clearly: We have slid into a new period of Cold War," he said, speaking at the Munich Security Conference.


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Pope Francis (C) is greeted by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and First Lady Angelica Rivera upon his arrival at Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, on February 12, 2016Francis will be the first pope to enter Mexico's National Palace to meet the president on Saturday as he starts a cross-country tour that will highlight the country's violence and migration troubles. After hundreds of thousands of Catholics swarmed the streets to welcome him when he arrived late Friday, the pontiff will hold talks with President Enrique Pena Nieto at the ornate palace in Mexico City's Zocalo square. While Mexico is the world's second most populous Catholic country after Brazil, governments throughout most of the 20th century were militantly secular and had testy ties with the Church.


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