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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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 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...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 95 95 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 | 130 130 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 | 141 141 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 | 201 201 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...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

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New laws restrict access to employee social media accounts by cindy
October 10, 2013 03:30 PM | 5294 views | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2012, state legislatures started introducing laws to restrict employers from obtaining user names and passwords to employees' personal and private social media accounts.  As 2013 rolls forward, ...
Defensive Driving Course by Kathleen
October 10, 2013 02:09 PM | 3979 views | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Margaret's Church in Middle Village will present a Defensive Driving Course sponsored by the National Safety Council on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM.  We have become very aware of t...
Halloween Candy Buy-Back by Kathleen
October 10, 2013 01:36 PM | 3942 views | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Trick or Treating is FUN!  But all that sugar in the bag can cause tooth decay as well as triggering weight gain, feeling of tiredness, robbing our body of vital nutrients and opening the door to o...
"Do A Good Deed" Contest by Kathleen
October 10, 2013 01:27 PM | 4012 views | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Win a Kindle Fire! We believe that many good deeds done everyday are going unrewarded.  We all know that negativity will not improve a situation, but complimenting or rewarding a job well done can ...
FREE Job Fair by Kathleen
October 16, 2013 03:52 PM | 13991 views | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
Free Job Fair...Open to the Public!  Friday, October 18th from 10AM-3PM     Sponsored by NY State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. in conjunction with The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Avenue, Glend...
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Logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on a wheel at a showroom of AMAG in DuebendorfA high-ranking employee warned senior Volkswagen managers in May 2014 that U.S. regulators might examine car engine software as part of an investigation into pollution levels, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The warning came in the form of a letter, which was sent more than a year before the German carmaker's public admission that its cars had been equipped with software to manipulate emission test results, the sources said, raising questions about how much senior managers knew about the scandal. The U.S. Justice Department is suing the company for up to $46 billion for alleged violations of environmental law while regulators and prosecutors are looking to establish what role, if any, had been played by senior managers, including former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn.


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U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, right, meets with host Albanian President Bujar Nishani after landing at the International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Kerry, returning to the United States from a four-day trip to Germany, made a brief stop in the Albanian capital Tirana to urge the government and opposition parties to support a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. (AP Photo/ Malton Dibra)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday pushed Albania to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms, backed by U.S. money that also is intended to help the Balkan nation take in Iranian refugees from Iraq.


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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, visits the Kamaz vehicle plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, in the Russia's region of Tatarstan, about 700 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. President Vladimir Putin visits the Kamaz vehicle plant to mark the 40th anniversary of its launch. Partly visible at left back is Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine.


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