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Astoria Characters: The 86-Year-Old Boy with the Skateboard
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
    Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ralph’s had success in several fields.   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Just to be clear, Ralph Charell did not ride his skateboard to Astor Bake Sho p. “Are you ...
Astoria Characters: The Painter Who Puts Time in its Place
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sharon paints the city fantastic. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As Sharon Florin climbs the wide staircase to her top-floor studio, an act that she has done going on...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Astoria Characters: The Widow Who Can't Wear Her Wedding Ring
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna lost her husband two years ago. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna Conti is not wearing her wedding ring. It’s not that she doesn’t want to put it on. She’s a w...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Does It All for the Kids
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Aiysha’s a crossing guard for P.S. 171 elementary, aka the Peter G. Van Alst School. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Would you like to see my corner?” Before there’...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...

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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts? by cindy
February 10, 2016 11:42 AM | 14117 views | 0 0 comments | 429 429 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? by cindy
February 10, 2016 11:41 AM | 11527 views | 0 0 comments | 329 329 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 by cindy
February 09, 2016 04:36 PM | 10802 views | 0 0 comments | 296 296 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 ...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History? by cindy
January 27, 2016 11:10 AM | 11409 views | 0 0 comments | 343 343 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...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer? by cindy
January 19, 2016 01:59 PM | 12088 views | 0 0 comments | 356 356 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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An ambulance drives past the Smiler ride at Alton Towers in AltonA British court fined Merlin Entertainments 5 million pounds on Tuesday over a rollercoaster crash at its Alton Towers theme park in June last year that seriously injured five people. Merlin, the world's second-biggest visitor attractions group behind Walt Disney, admitted breaching health and safety rules over the accident on "The Smiler" ride at the theme park in central England. The fine was announced at Stafford Crown Court, central England.


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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):


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Men are refelcted in a screen displaying market indices outside a brokerage in TokyoWorld shares swung higher and the Mexican peso surged more than two percent on Tuesday, as investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. Markets have tended to see Clinton as the candidate of the status quo, while few are sure what a Trump presidency might mean for U.S. foreign policy, international trade deals or the domestic economy. Snap polls after the debate suggested Clinton had bolstered her chances.


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