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During the past decade it has been challenging for employers to keep up with all of the minimum wage changes between federal, state and local municipalities. The federal minimum wage was first signed into law in 1938 by President Franklin Roosevelt, at the height of the Great Depression. (WageWatch) 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Business Travel Spending To Grow In 2013
Business travel spending is expected to rise 5.1% in 2013, a sign of a stronger economy and high consumer confidence, according to a trade group for business travel managers. 
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Cantor Gaming(R) Releases "Mobile Millions(Tm)" Mobile Casino Game At Las Vegas Sands Corp's The Venetian(R) And The Palazzo(R)
Cantor Gaming(R) announced today the release of "Mobile Millions(TM)," a new casino game from its Cantor Mobile Casino(TM) platform, now available to patrons of The Venetian(R) and The Palazzo(R). Patrons can play "Mobile Millions(TM)" on their mobile devices while they are at the resort properties by downloading the Cantor Mobile Casino(TM) application. 
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Hospitality Industry: Leading By Example
There are not many industries whose success depends so heavily on its human capital than the hospitality industry. Finding the right people for the right task, building their skills and making sure they choose to stay after they've attained a certain level of competency are challenges that are inherent within this business. 
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Hotels Tighten Security After Boston Marathon Bombings
Hotels in Boston and to a lesser extent, New York and Washington, D.C., have tightened security in the wake of the bombing attacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Wait For ACA Price Tags Could Be Months
Last week Vermont became the first state to provide a glimpse of how expensive individual health insurance might be under the Affordable Care Act. 
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Insurers Flock To Private Exchanges While States Grapple With Obamacare Marketplace
No matter the fate of Obamacare exchanges for the uninsured, private employers and insurers are flocking to the concept of offering their workers benefits via online marketplaces. 
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What Does the Future Hold for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers? 6 Observations & Concerns
Hospitals and health systems today are confronted by a number of challenges that could ultimately impact how they deliver care. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Lack Of Vision, Dental Benefits Could Be Shortsighted
Vision and dental-care plans are growing in popularity among employers who see these ancillary plans as a low-cost way to round out their benefit offerings at a time when budgets are strained to the hilt and employees are taking on a greater share of their health care costs. 
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HR Implications of a Perez Confirmation
While the battle over the appointment of Thomas Perez as the next Secretary of Labor may be shaping up along traditional political lines, experts agree the civil-rights lawyer's confirmation may have a significant impact on HR. 
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E-Verify Would Gain In Immigration Overhaul
U.S. companies will have to embrace a little-known and potentially complex online system to verify their workers' legality if Congress accepts immigration overhaul legislation currently under consideration. 
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