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What if My Boss Was a Strong Trump Supporter, but I voted for Hillary (or the Other Way Around)?
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro What Rights Do I Have if This Causes Me a Problem at Work ? Employees of Private Businesses: What about the First Amendment? Can’t I say whatever I want? Yes, you can say anything ...
Workers Compensation in Queens New York | Part One
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Workers Comp. by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work. You’ve heard about “workers’ compensation,” but you really don’t know what it is or how it works. You’ll...
The Right to Discovery in Probate Litigation
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston When someone dies with a will in New York State, that person’s estate must generally be “settled” through filings and proceedings overseen by the probate court. Referred to as p...
Employers, Protect Yourselves | 2017 Harassment Claims
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has spent considerable researching and analyzing harassment claims related to federal anti-discrimination laws. Such laws ...
The Real Deal-Real Estate news Part 2
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Goodmorning. Here is Part 2 -informative reading for Homeowners. When a salesperson comes to your home because you are thinking of selling, does the salesperson explain all the expenses you will in...
JIM TURANO DRAWING BY ARTIST MANDY KELSO
Jan 16, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Can You Be Denied Workers’ Compensation because Your Employer Pays You Off the Books?
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP Queens Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You have been working a job, but getting paid under the table, so to speak. You get injured on that job—now you can’t work at all! If y...
Videotaping the Execution of a Will
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston It's not uncommon, in New York and other jurisdictions, for dispossessed or unhappy heirs to allege that a will was executed under duress or undue influence. What if you vide...
Very Important News for you, If you work more than 40 hours per week for the same weekly salary
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
I work way more than 40 hours a week for the same weekly salary. My boss says that he doesn’t have to pay me anything for my overtime hours. Is this true? It depends. Under the old rule, Anyone who...
How Do Workers Feel About Overtime Pay?
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The federal overtime rule has been put on hold, and employers are waiting to see whether the DOL will effectively appeal the injunction imposed by the U.S. District Court in...

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Galante's greed
Dear Editor, Your recent report on the Queens Library lawsuit settlement is another sad example of intimidation by litigation. Rather than present a solid case in court, the library caved into form...
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protesting Palookas
Dear Editor, Council members Jimmy Van Bramer, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Jumaane Williams, Comptroller Scott Stringer, and their anti-Trump protesting palookas who marched across the Queensboro Bri...
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump thoughts
Dear Editor, The contentious 2016 presidential election is now history. However, the story and ultimate upset will be discussed and studied for generations to come. Donald Trump did not win because...
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Obstructing justice
Dear Editor, The de Blasio administration has a backup plan to delete the records of thousands of undocumented immigrants issued IDNYC cards, obstructing federal justice. In other words, Mayor Bill...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boo birds
Dear Editor, The catcalls that echoed through the theater where "Hamilton” was playing when vice president-elect Mike Pence and a member of his family saw the show were totally uncalled for. Both t...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biden's time
Dear Editor, Vice President Joe Biden reminds me of the cowardly lion from the Land of Oz also known as Washington. Imagine if he had the courage to enter and win the Democratic presidential primar...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blame game
Dear Editor, Hillary Clinton says that FBI director James Comey did her in with the voters, causing her to lose the election. This is the same old diversion and “blame somebody else” game that has ...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deja vu
Dear Editor, Donald Trump’s election is the return of 1960’s America. For those who lived through that turbulent destructive decade recalling the time is a harsh stain upon the nation. Racial injus...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be sure to give
Dear Editor Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends, a time of good food and fun, and a time to start to thinking of the holiday season. But there are those less fortunate than ours...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fix 77th Avenue
Dear Editor, Community Board 8 approved a capital and expense budget that places the upgrading of our area's roads, schools and parks at the top of its list. As a Kew Gardens Hills resident who's l...
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ban Electoral College
Dear Editor, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the presidential election because the Electoral College, a body that elects the president and the vice president of the United States ever...
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sad statistic
Dear Editor, Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That's a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as this number is, it may actually be higher. On Veterans Day and every day, thank veterans ...
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Fair distribution
Dear Editor, In Bellerose, we have three homeless shelters within a four-to-five block radius. Is that fair? How close is a homeless shelter to Gracie Mansion or the borough president's home in For...
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Penn problems
Dear Editor, There are a number of significant issues missing from Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent announcement of the $1.6 billion for improvements to Penn Station. What are the specific funding so...
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welfare World
Dear Editor, The City Council is weighing legislation that would pay lawyers to represent indigent men, women and children threatened with eviction in housing court. It's about time. Even those onl...
Nov 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vice President Mike Pence watches at left as President Donald Trump prepares to sign his first executive order, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the health care law's unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines.


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Newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fist at the conclusion of his inaugural address during ceremonies swearing him in as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact. A White House statement issued soon after Trump's inauguration said the United States would also "crack down on those nations that violate trade agreements and harm American workers in the process." The statement said Trump was committed to renegotiating another trade deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was signed in 1994 by the United States, Canada and Mexico.


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Russia's Ekaterina Makarova celebrates after defeating Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After leading by a set and two breaks, Ekaterina Makarova needed three sets and almost three hours to finally beat WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in the third round at the Australian Open.


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