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SO WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH OVERTIME AND WHY AREN’T I GETTING IT?
May 23, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: The Van De Water Law Firm, P.C. Overtime Pay in New York Many employees in New York are eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. Unless an employee has a job that...
Should You Hire Interns?
May 23, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 201 201 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Laws that Govern Paid and Unpaid Interns Some businesses hire interns or take on unpaid interns. This may seem like a good idea, and the costs of paying an intern are usually less than a r...
Statistics Tell the Story of Why Texting While Driving Causes Accidents
May 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 301 301 recommendations | email to a friend
by John Fazzini   Statistics Tell the Story of Why Texting While Driving Causes Accidents Forty-eight states (all except Missouri and Montana) have banned texting while driving for all drivers. Mis...
What Does Your Geographic Location Have to Do with SEO?
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 461 461 recommendations | email to a friend
Location Based Marketing When you do a search, what do you type into the search box? Well, it depends on what you’re searching. If you’re going to purchase something from an online store, you proba...
Tips to Prevent Bicycle Accidents in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 428 428 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Safety Prevention for Bike Riding New York City has numerous bicycles on the road, and as time goes along, the number continues to increase. The   DOH (Departmen...
Preventing Swimming Pool Injuries
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 429 429 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   What Are the Risks for Swimming Pool Injuries? As warmer weather arrives, swimming pools become a favorite form of recreation for people across the country. Ho...
Biometrics and Employee Identification
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 392 392 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans New York City Has Proposed a Biometrics Privacy Law Biometrics is a new technology identification system being used by a variety of industries for various purposes. The primary...
What is the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)?
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 405 405 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans New York Passed GENDA in January, 2019 With the passage of GENDA, LGBTQ youth and transgender individuals have protection against discrimination and harassment based on New Yor...
#MeTOO? A Guide to What Exactly Constitutes Sexual Harassment in New York
May 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 395 395 recommendations | email to a friend
As brought to light during the course of the #MeToo movement, it is illegal to harass an employee or even a job applicant in New York State due to that person’s sex or gender.  However, some of the...
A Vietnam Veterans wish for this Memorial Day 2019
May 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 472 472 recommendations | email to a friend
Photos Of The Vietnam War: The Real Story   David Ralph Retuya The Vietnam War is one of the most bloody and controversial wars in U.S history. To stop the rapid spread of the Soviet political infl...

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Michael Reid, Astoria Ally Alliance
Since the election of President Donald Trump, many Americans have mobilized in an effort to resist his administration and its policies. Nationally, women and men from across the country gathered in...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 745 745 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andre Stith, Organizing Director for Zone 126
Growing up in the Astoria Houses, Andre Stith knew everybody. He knew all of the kids who grew up in the public housing development, and even their parents. “If you live inside a NYCHA development ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 644 644 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter Tu, Flushing Chinese Business Association
When Peter Tu began organizing the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade in 1996, only a mere 2,000 people stopped watched. This year, he expects more than 10,000 revelers to brave the cold for the annual...
Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 838 838 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alex Chen, Student Union President
On a cold and blistery Thursday afternoon, Townsend Harris High School senior Alex Chen took the microphone to deliver a clear message: Rosemarie Jahoda isn’t fit to lead the school. The 17-year-ol...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 820 820 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lester Lin, Founder/City Mission
When the news broke that the city converted the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst into a homeless shelter, enraged neighbors turned out to protest the decision. But one local instead preached c...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 856 856 recommendations | email to a friend
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Claudia Guglielmo, Asthma Coalition of Queens
Claudia Guglielmo wants people to know that asthma is chronic and that there’s no cure for the respiratory illness. Guglielmo is the director of the Asthma Coalition of Queens, which was establishe...
Dec 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 882 882 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margaret Gibson, Library Assistant Manager
Monday was a good day for Margaret Gibson of East Elmhurst. Gibson, the assistant manager at the East Elmhurst public library, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the library’s renovation and ...
Dec 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 819 819 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pilisam Balli, Food Action Board
Like many struggling New Yorkers, Pilisam Balli just needs someone to take a chance on him. The 30-year-old Bronx resident is a member of the Food Action Board, a program where food-insecure people...
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 799 799 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harpreet Singh Toor, Sikh Cultural Society
President-elect Donald Trump’s rise to political prominence has produced a shockwave throughout the country, including in his home borough of Queens. It has also inspired a wave of hate crimes and ...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 817 817 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenzin Tsering, Energy Tech High School
If all goes according to plan, Tenzin Tsering will be the first engineer in his family. The 18-year-old East Elmhurst resident has always been interested in working with electricity. The interest s...
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 762 762 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mohini Mishra, Selfhelp Managing Director
For the past dozen years, Mohini Mishra has been focused on helping seniors in Queens. Starting as a social worker and now as the managing director for housing and Naturally Occurring Retirement Co...
Nov 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 757 757 recommendations | email to a friend
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Curtis Small, Queens Veteran
With Veteran’s Day approaching, one Queens veteran is feeling grateful for the help he’s received to get back on his feet. Curtis Small, who now lives in Hollis, was born in Trinidad and came to th...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 766 766 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jane Qiu, Selfhelp Program Director
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center serves 3,472 seniors on any given day, serving lunch, engaging members in enriching programs and keeping them active. Behind the scenes, ...
Oct 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 828 828 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Caldwell, 77th Precinct Community Council
In the aftermath of rampant stop-and-frisk and with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, police and community relations have turned sour in many parts of the city. But in central Brooklyn, ...
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 806 806 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Frohnhoefer, Fiorello Homes for the Homeless
He’s a man with a plan. With the homeless crisis reaching an all-time high of 60,000 New Yorkers living in shelters, lawmakers and officials have struggled to find viable solutions to the ongoing i...
Oct 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 794 794 recommendations | email to a friend
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