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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 | 20 20 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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 29 29 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 | 82 82 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 | 116 116 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 | 127 127 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 | 187 187 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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Snow angels
Dear Editor, We have gotten through another terrific snowstorm with much difficulty, but we did survive. But not without help from the many acts of kindness from strangers and good neighbors. I bel...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Water' bum!
Dear Editor, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says Hillary Clinton is politicizing events in Flint. That's what he's worried about? Perhaps he should've spent more time actually doing something about ...
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Missed connection
Dear Editor, The recent 100th anniversary of subway service coming from downtown Brooklyn to Bay Ridge reminded me of what could have been. Virtually no one remembers the long-forgotten proposed tu...
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Save the birds
Dear Editor, The recent decision by the courts to uphold the right of the Port Authority to shoot thousands of birds that migrate and gather near JFK Airport is very troubling. While the safety of ...
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Cable conundrum
Dear Editor, I have been paying for cable for a number of years now, and I don't understand a few things. The original idea behind cable, in my opinion, is that the consumer could watch various pro...
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Wrong on schools
Dear Editor, I would like to disagree with the editorial in last week's paper that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina were correct to keep schools open. Your main points were that sc...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack the raise
Dear Editor, City Council members earn $112,000 a year for a part-time job. They also receive bonuses, pension and health care. The City Council is seeking to get a pay raise of 71 percent, which w...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nanny state
Dear Editor, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to shut down all roads and most mass transit in the during our recent epic snowstorm. The Mayor threatened to arrest drivers who ...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clean water
Dear Editor, The city of Flint, Michigan, is currently dealing with a very dangerous situation due to the fact that its water supply has been contaminated with lead for quite some time. How could s...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bomb Disney?
Dear Editor, Thirty percent of Republican primary voters want the United States to bomb the city of Agrabah. There is just one problem: it's a fictional city from Aladdin. Sincerely, S.J. Frimer Fo...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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People control
Dear Editor, Although the most passionate and vocal advocates of gun control legislation will not admit it, their Utopian dream is banishment and confiscation of all weapons from all citizens. The ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The real pits
Dear Editor, In his letter on December 31, Joseph Manago demonizes the pit bull with his apparent expertise. Perhaps he'd be interested in a few facts. Despite their reputation, the United Kennel C...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sinking ship
Dear Editor, The recent kerfuffle between Iran and the U.S. Navy clearly demonstrates the degree to which the defeatism of the milquetoast Obama Administration has not only permeated our country's ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congrats to Piazza
Dear Editor, Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza has finally been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame, an honor he most certainly deserves and which was long overdue. During his time with the Mets,...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save the PSA test
Dear Editor, I was recently at my urologist for a check-up following my March operation for prostate cancer at North Shore Hospital. There is a test for prostate cancer known as the PSA test. I had...
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A moment of Giulio Regeni's funeral in Fiumicello, Northern Italy, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Premier Matteo Renzi, in remarks on Italian state radio, was keeping up the political pressure on the Egyptian government to find and bring to justice whoever tortured and killed Giulio Regeni, who had been living in Cairo for a few months to research Egyptian labor movements for his doctorate from Cambridge University. (Alberto Lancia/ANSA via AP Photo) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Italy's premier insisted Friday that his country's friendship with Egypt can only exist "if the truth emerges" about the death of an Italian doctoral student who was doing research in Cairo.


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A Flint resident picks up a replacement water filter at a fire station in Flint, MichiganAt least six Environmental Protection Agency officials discussed late last March the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Genesee County and a suspected link to Flint, Michigan's change in drinking water sources and were told the state would alert the public, the Detroit News reported on Friday. The city of some 100,000 people was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its source of water from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money. Flint switched back to Detroit water in October after tests found high levels of lead in samples of children's blood.


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Farmers clash with police in front of the the agriculture ministry in Athens on February 12, 2016 during a protest against pension reformsGreek farmers clashed with police who fired teargas Friday ahead of a mass demonstration in Athens to protest pension reforms demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund. "The first floor of the building sustained damage, it is fortunate that no staff were hurt," Agriculture Minister Evangelos Apostolou later told reporters. The junior interior minister for police, Nikos Toskas, said 10 police officers had been hurt, two of them requiring hospitalisation.


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