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As stated in our previous post, we will now cover the proper steps to take in order to minimize risk when deciding to share wage and benefit information with a competitor. The safest course of action for human resource directors to follow is to not discuss wage and benefit information with competitors except in controlled and limited situations. The following is a summary of the steps that WageWatch recommends to minimize your risk if you intend to share data:

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Mississippi Casino Revenue Takes a Dip in June
Casino revenue in the Gulf Coast state of Mississippi was down in June over the same period in 2012, this according to a report published by Bloomberg Business Week. Mississippi offers casinos along its Gulf coastline, and also has river casinos.
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Internet Dominates Hotel Guest Complaints
The quality of Internet service remains the top problem experienced by hotel guests, and it has the biggest impact on customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study released Wednesday.  
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Omni Ranks No. 2 In 2013 J.D. Power Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study
Omni Hotels & Resorts slipped a notch in this year's J.D. Power hotel guest satisfaction index, coming in as the second best hotel brand in the "upper upscale" market segment.  
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Interstate Hotels' Jim Abrahamson Named U.S. Travel Association National Chair
Driving revenues across the U.S. travel industry and expanding growth in new and existing markets will be a key priority for Jim Abrahamson, CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, newly named the national chair of the U.S. Travel Association.  
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Top Stories: Healthcare
9 Recent Hospital and Health System Layoffs
The following nine hospital and health system layoffs and workforce reductions were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last two weeks. They are listed below by the number of employees and/or positions affected  
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Moody's: Hospitals Will See "Eroding Profits" in Move to New Payment Models
For-profit and nonprofit hospitals face growing risks to their bottom lines over the next several years as they complete the transition from a fee-for-service system to a value-based payment system, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service.  
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Survey Finds Health Care Costs Top CFOs' Worries
Health care costs are the top concern of chief financial officers, who are still unsure of and worried about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on their businesses, a new survey of CFOs by Bank of America Merrill Lynch says. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Two More Years Before Labor Market Normal: Fed Paper
It could take another two years before the labor market returns to normal, according to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released on Friday, underscoring how far the economy must still go to regain full health.
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Burger Binges at Red Robin Fuel Hospitality Hiring Spree: Retail
Katie Nelson, general manager at Bar Louie in Chicago's River North neighborhood, recently called the chain's headquarters with some good news: Business is booming. Then she made a plea for money to hire 20 employees. 
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U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Has Significant Impact on Benefit Plans
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its decision in United States v. Windsor,1 holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (also known as DOMA) is unconstitutional. As a consequence, a same-sex marriage must be recognized under federal law if such marriage is recognized by the state in which the couple resides.
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