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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 | 22 22 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 | 24 24 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 | 27 27 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 | 4 4 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 | 31 31 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 | 13 13 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 | 1 1 comments | 84 84 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 | 118 118 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 | 129 129 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 | 189 189 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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Summer starts at Coney Island
Summer has officially begun at Coney Island! On Saturday, the beach at Coney Island opened to the public, as did the amusement park complete with two new thrill rides. The two new rides, Boardwalk ...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carroll Gardens marks Memorial Day
More than 100 Carroll Gardens residents attended a ceremony on Monday to mark Memorial Day. A wreath was placed in front of the war memorial in Carroll Park to honor all of the men and women who se...
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No Standing ban lifted on Atlantic Avenue
Drivers will soon get three extra hours of parking per day along Atlantic Avenue. In July, the Transportation Department (DOT) will lift the current 4 to 7 p.m. No Standing restrictions along eastb...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attempted sex assault in South Slope
Community dissatisfied with police response
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Garden opens new Visitor Center
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden just got a lot more welcoming. Last week elected and garden officials cut a ceremonial garland to officially open BBG's new Visitor Center. The center is a synthesis of ...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community negotiates with Kemistry Lounge
Locals fear a bar strip across from Barclay's Center
May 23, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Utility customers to receive $2 mil in refunds
Nearly $2 million in refunds are being sent to 2,700 New York Customers of Columbia Utilities, after an investigation conducted by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found that the company fa...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC celebrates Obama's support for gay marriage
The day after President Barack Obama announced his support for gay marriage on national television, members of the New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community took to th...
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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City bike share program unveils spots in Queens, Brooklyn
Brooklyn and Queens will soon have several locations serving as docking stations as part of New York City’s Bike Share Program, “Citi Bike.” The city announced last Friday that Long Island City, Fo...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is shattering preconceived notions
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy has been vigorously warming up for their solo show, Soundscapes, to be held on May 19. As the 48 teens from the Concert Chorus section of the academy train for wha...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small breweries could see a big jump in expenses
Your specially brewed local beer might start costing you a little bit more at your favorite pub. State and federal lawmakers announced a two-step plan to ensure that the loss of a New York State ta...
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York Food Book Fair
The first-ever New York Food Book Fair was held this past weekend in the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. There were over 50 participants and 15 panels covering a diverse cross section of the literary ...
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NU Hotel unveils cafe, art gallery partnership
Calling itself Brooklyn's greenest and most artist-friendly hotel, the relatively new NU Hotel, located at 85 Smith Street, recently unveiled a brand new 416-square-foot sidewalk café at the inters...
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Gowanus Fair returns with delicious local foods
The Brooklyn Lyceum is gearing up for the Fourth Annual Gowanus County Fair, which this year will feature traditional American food from the borough's favored vendors. “It's a community event to ge...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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PEP votes 'yes' to school closures, “turnaround” model
Seven high schools in Queens, four in Brooklyn affected
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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United Nations (UN) soldiers patrol in the northern Malian city of Kidal on July 27, 2013At least five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and some 30 others injured in an attack on a UN base in northern Mali, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday. Ban condemned the "complex" assault on the base in Kidal and recalled that targeting peacekeepers constitutes a war crime. The latest attacks highlighted the vulnerability of the sprawling arid north of the West African country, where UN peacekeepers and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who had seized vast swaths of territory in 2012.


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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gives an exclusive interview to AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to recapture the whole of Syria and keep "fighting terrorism" while also negotiating an end to the war, as international pressure mounts for a ceasefire. Assad said the main aim of a Russian-backed regime offensive in Aleppo province that has prompted tens of thousands of people to flee was to cut the rebels' supply route from Turkey. Assad said it would be possible to "put an end to this problem in less than a year" if opposition supply routes from Turkey, Jordan and Iraq were severed.


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Relatives of inmates stand outside the Topo Chico prison, where a riot broke out around midnight, in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Dozens of inmates were killed and several injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at the prison in northern Mexico, the state governor said. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's deadliest prison brawl in many years was a bloodbath in which inmates attacked each other with cudgels and makeshift blades, authorities said Friday, underlining yet again the power that drug cartels wield inside many of the country's lockups.


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