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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 | 4 4 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 | 3 3 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 | 4 4 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 | 3 3 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 | 39 39 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 | 57 57 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 | 58 58 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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Vassilios “Bill” Pefanis
Vassilios “Bill” Pefanis passed away on September 6th 2016 at the age of 78 years. Beloved Husband of Eleni. Loving Father of Betty Mansour, Athena Faranda, and Gronimo Pefanis. Dear Brother of Dia...
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Edward F. Kruk
Edward F. Kruk passed away on September 13th, 2016 at the age of 96 years. Beloved Husband of the late Stella. Devoted Father of Edward J. and Wife Rita, Bob and Dan and Wife JoAnne. Loving Grandfa...
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Carmen Viruet
Carmen Viruet passed away on Sunday, September 04, 2016 at the age of 101. Beloved Mother of the late Edith Morales. Cherished Grandmother of Anthony Perez and Edward Morales and Great-Grandmother ...
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Irene Macaluso
Irene Macaluso of Douglaston, NY passed away on September 8, 2016. She was the beloved Wife of Thomas. Devoted Mother of Toma, Cody, Indhia & Melanie. Loving Daughter of Rose Schwarteberg. Dear Sis...
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Ann J. Sexton
Ann J. Sexton passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at the age of 78. Beloved Wife of Michael P. Sexton. Loving Mother of Michael T. Sexton, Kevin Sexton, Brian Sexton and Laureen Feller. Cher...
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Raymond M. Gajda
Raymond M. Gajda passed away on Thursday, September 08, 2016 at the age of 57. Beloved Son of Dottie and the late Frank Gajda. Loving Brother of Robert (Patrice), Richard, Ronald, Randal, Russell a...
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Vincent DeVita
Vincent DeVita passed away on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of the late Sarah DeVita. Loving Brother of Michael Casella, Josephine Rinaldi and the late Felicia Cuo...
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Voula Stephanis
Voula Stephanis passed away on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late James Stephanis. Loving Mother of Bess Moran, George J. Stephanis, Diane Stephanis and the la...
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Rosario R. Matteo
Rosario R. Matteo passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of the late Evelyn Matteo. Loving Father of Daniel Matteo and the late Lorraine Matteo. Mr. Matteo wa...
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James Hosey
James Hosey passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the age of 76. Originally from County Laois, Ireland. Beloved Husband of Josephine Hosey. Loving Father of Patrick Hosey, Michael Hosey an...
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Elinor W. Trent
Elinor W. Trent passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved Mother of Terry Lee Getchell. Loving Grandmother of Ferris and Jose. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Joey and Angelin...
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Giuseppe Taranto
Giuseppe Taranto passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Palma Taranto. Loving Father of Joseph Taranto and Father-in-Law of Josephine. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Christina DeSalvo
Christina DeSalvo passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the age of 98. Beloved Wife of the late Angelo DeSalvo. Loving Mother of Mary Ann O’Meally and the late Joseph DeSalvo. Cherished Grand...
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Anthony S. Galante
Anthony S. Galante passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the age of 83. Beloved Brother of Vincenza Caccano, Josephine Calabro and Ferdinando Galante. Cherished Uncle. Mass of Christian Burial...
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Maria Kaestner
Maria Kaestner passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Juan Kaestner. Loving Mother of Maria C. Acosta and Gladys Figone and Mother-in-Law of Holguer and ...
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A woman is rescued from the Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountainPenne (Italy) (AFP) - Three children were pulled alive from the ruins of an avalanche-hit hotel in central Italy Friday, firefighters said.


2017-01-20 12:42:12 -0500

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Global shares were steady in cautious trading Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. China's report that its economy grew at a 6.8 percent pace in October-December was in line with expectations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Friday following Donald Trump's swearing in as the 45th president of the United States. Phone company stocks led the gainers. Materials and energy companies also rose. Industrial, utilities and health care stocks headed lower. Investors were also weighing the latest batch of company earnings and outlooks.


2017-01-20 12:39:42 -0500
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):
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