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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 81 81 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 | 115 115 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 | 126 126 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 | 186 186 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 | 234 234 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 | 250 250 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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Edna “Jerry” Graver
Edna “Jerry” Graver passed away on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at the age of 95. Beloved mother of David (Yogi) Graver, mother-in-law of Laura, Cherished grandmother of Jenny & Jose, Stephanie, Cassi...
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Virginia Zapata
Virginia Zapata passed away on Friday, February 05, 2016 at the age of 96. Beloved Wife of the late Ramon Zapata. Loving Mother of Mirna Rodriguez and Judith Zapata. Cherished Grandmother of Lope, ...
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Joan C. Dougherty
Joan C. Dougherty passed away on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at the age of 72. Beloved Wife of Daniel P. Dougherty. Loving Sister of the late Henry Timmerman. Cherished Aunt of Joyce, Henry, Kurt,...
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Nilsa Carofiglio
Nilsa Carofiglio passed away on Saturday, February 06, 2016 at the age of 83. Life-long resident of Maspeth and Elementary School Teacher for the NYC Department of Education. Beloved Wife of Victor...
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Jacek Paluch
Jacek Paluch passed away on Sunday, February 07, 2016 at the age of 57. Beloved Husband of Irene Paluch. Loving Father of Dominika Paluch, Kamil Paluch and Magdalena Paluch. Dear Brother of Ivona B...
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Adriana Crivici
Adriana Crivici passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 47. Beloved Daughter of Maria and the late Mario Crivici. Loving fiancé of Mike Depante. Dear Sister of Patrizia Martingano a...
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Tara L. Terzakos
Tara L. Terzakos passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the age of 26. Beloved Daughter of Judy and Minas Terzakos. Loving Sister of Ann Marie (Joseph), Stephanie, Brittany and Melissa. Cheris...
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Mildred Pavlik
Mildred Pavlik passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of the late John E. Pavlik. Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Funeral Services were held on Mon...
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Harold L. Wilken
Harold L. Wilken of Ridgewood N.Y. passed away on January 14, 2016 at the age of 82. Mr. Wilken was retired from American Airlines at J.F.K. He was the beloved husband of Constance (nee Flynn). Dev...
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William R. Van Vort
William R. Van Vort passed away on January 23rd, 2016 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of 53 years of Geraldine (nee Brenkert). Loving Father of William & Wife Cynthia of Long Beach and James & Wi...
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Christian Schlottmann
Christian Schlottmann of Ridgewood N.Y. passed away on January 29, 2016 at the age of 84. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion. Devoted father of Grayce Schulz, Daryl, Doryce Smith Steven,...
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Santa Panico
Santa Panico passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Edward Panico. Loving Mother of Dennis A. Panico and the late Frank Panico and Mother-in...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Laginestra
Michael Laginestra passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of Ann Laginestra. Loving Father of Barbara Volpe and the late Michael R. Laginestra. Cherished Grandfat...
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Ines Gutierrez
Ines Gutierrez passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Domingo Gutierrez. Loving Mother of Sara Gutierrez. Private Cremation was held on Tuesday January...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Olszewski
Mary Olszewski passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Ted Olszewski. Loving Mother of Richard Olszewski and Ellen State and Mother-in-Law of Norma and J...
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Farmers clash with riot police during a protest outside Agriculture ministry in Athens, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Farmers from across Greece have begun gathering in Athens for a two-day protest against the government and its plans to impose new tax hikes and pension charges. Bailout lenders are demanding that Greece scrap tax breaks for farmers and impose pension reforms that will lead to higher monthly contributions from the self employed and salaried employees. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system. Riot police used tear gas to repel them.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have gotten under way in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):


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Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi attends a ceremony marking the return of the transitional government in OuagadougouThe first round of Benin's presidential election has been postponed by a week to March 6 because of problems with the distribution of voting materials, the constitutional court said late on Thursday. The constitutional court added in its decision that if this year's voter cards were not available for some people they could use those from polls in 2015. Incumbent president Thomas Boni Yayi is barred by constitutional limits from seeking another term and is not running for re-election.


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