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Whether in the context of real estate, common stock, equipment or wages, equity is a term that relates value between different choices, opportunities or investments. Studies into organizational behavior theorize that employees are continuously monitoring and evaluating their work and pay against those of their peers. Perceived unfairness can result in severe production problems. 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
AHLA Makes Call For Immigration Reform Action
If you care about immigration reform the time to act is now. No more excuses. This is a critical issue that can affect your hotel's bottom line and according to political experts this is the perfect month to make your voice heard.  
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Hotels Slowly Show Signs Of Recovery
The U.S. hotel industry, still struggling to fill rooms with groups of business travelers, managed to have a solid first half of the year based on profits and other key indicators.  
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Top Stories: Healthcare
In Health Care Industry, Who Will Keep Workers Safe?
Health care workers suffer more injuries and illnesses on the job than those in any other industry, thanks in large part to limited federal safety standards and inspections of health care facilities, says a new report by a national advocacy non-profit. 
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CMS Releases Final Rule on 2014 Inpatient Payments
Hospital inpatient prospective payment system rates will increase by 0.7 percent in fiscal year 2014, according to a final rule issued by CMS.  The pay adjustment includes an initial 2.5 percent market basket update for hospitals that submit data on quality measures and a 0.5 percent update for those that don't submit quality measure data.  
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Home Health Recognized for High Job and Low Cost Growth

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a coalition of home health providers dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today cited a new report from the John Hancock Life Insurance Company as further evidence that home health is a valuable low cost alternative for meeting American seniors' post-acute care needs.

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Top Stories: Human Resources
Google And Amazon Employees Among Least Loyal
Online salary, benefits and compensation information company, PayScale has compiled a top 20 list of the most and least loyal employees in the Fortune 500 companies.  
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Compassion In Business Benefits Employers And Employees, Workplace Stress Research Shows
Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress-and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike. 
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