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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 | 11 11 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 | 12 12 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 | 17 17 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 | 2 2 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 | 20 20 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 | 12 12 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 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 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 | 107 107 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 | 117 117 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 | 176 176 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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Q.E.D. to display work of local Astoria artists
Part of revolving art exhibition
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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El Tryptophan's genre-bending new album
This New Yorker is creating music for the mind rather than the body
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Comedy's next big star is Jermaine Fowler
The comedian is starting his Give 'Em Hell comedy tour in Brooklyn
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Healthier meals to kick start the New Year
Let's all try to get into some healthier eating habits
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 31 to Jan. 6
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Youth of Flushing embrace break dancing
The Flushing YMCA has been teaching kids about the various aspects of the street dance
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 24 to Dec. 30
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queen
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saturday (12/19) Events in Queens
• Maspeth - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Holiday Celebration. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St. • Middle Village - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Toys for Toys collection. US Columbarium, 61-40 Mount Olivet Cresce...
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Sunday (12/20) Events in Queens
• Astoria - 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. - Almost, Maine. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd. • Flushing - 3 p.m. - Celebrate the Holidays. Flushing Town Hall, 138-35 Northern Blvd. • Rockville Centre - 3 p.m. - Ch...
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Saturday (12/19) in Queens
• Maspeth - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Holiday Celebration. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St. • Middle Village - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Toys for Toys collection. US Columbarium, 61-40 Mount Olivet Cresce...
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Shakespeare & the Brave New World in Queens
All of Shakespeare’s plays will be read
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday Performances for the Family
Make sure to check out these musical, dance and theatrical performances
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 17 to Dec. 23
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens
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Sunday (12/13) Happengings in Queens
• Maspeth - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Breakfast with St. Nick. St. Stan's Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave. • Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Ridgewood Market & Holiday Bazaar. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview A...
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Three SUV proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon as they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off, prayed with supporters over an open phone line, and said later they would turn themselves in Thursday morning


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An ambulance proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)The four armed activists who on Wednesday night were surrounded by the FBI at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have remained on the site despite the arrests of group leader Ammon Bundy and others Jan. 26 on a remote road outside the refuge. Wednesday's tense standoff between the FBI and the four occupiers was being livestreamed on the Internet.


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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at the DraftKings daily fantasy sports company, works at his station at the company's offices in Boston. Daily fantasy sports companies have said their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. ESPN and DraftKings ended an exclusive advertising deal, and FanDuel confirmed it was laying off 55 workers in its Orlando, Fla., office. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)BOSTON (AP) — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.


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