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HR knows that employers must pay an overtime premium of 1.5 times base pay to non-exempt employees who work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. This calculation is complicated in the hospitality industry due to the use of the common utilization of the tip credit to the federal minimum wage and prevalence of multi-job employees.

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Wynn Resorts Drops Out Of Philadelphia Casino Race

Steve Wynn is calling off its bid to secure the second casino license in Philadelphia, citing business opportunities elsewhere as its main reason for doing so.

Ironically, this is the second time that Wynn has withdrawn its casino proposal in the City of Brotherly of Love. Back in 2010.

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Destination Hotels & Resorts' Top Meeting Trends of 2014
Hospitality management company Destination Hotels & Resorts has released the results of its second annual "State of the Meetings Industry" survey, which forecasts the most significant trends that will shape meetings in 2014. Based on input from more than 180 corporate, association, independent and government meeting planners from around the country, its predictions are:
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John Fitzpatrick Named Head Of Largest Hotel Association In US
John Fitzpatrick, President/CEO, of Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America, was inducted as chair of the board of directors for the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) at the AH&LA Inaugural Gala held at the Plaza Hotel on Sunday, November 10.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Salaries for Health System CEOs Increase 4% in 2013
Hay Group collected data from 99 integrated health systems and 40 integrated health subsystems, covering more than 1,100 total hospitals. Salaries for CEOs increased 4 percent on average, while salaries for other senior executives increased about 3 percent this year, according to the report. CEOs of independent hospitals garnered smaller salary raises, with a median of 3 percent.
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3 Predictions for the Future of Hospital-Union Relationships
Labor unions will continue to play a major role in hospital-employee relations in states where unions have traditionally had a presence - and that presence is likely to increase in other states, according to James M. Dawson, JD, of law firm Felhaber Larson in Minneapolis.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS
For the IRS, the question of worker classification -- as an employee or independent contractor -- is high on its audit list. States also scrutinize worker classification when claims are made by workers for unemployment compensation and workers' compensation.
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Gray Areas Remain on Background Checks Under EEOC Guidance, Speakers at ABA Say
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement guidance on employers' use of arrest and conviction records is not intended to bar criminal background checks but rather to prevent discrimination in how such information is used, EEOC lawyer James A. Paretti Jr. said at an American Bar Association meeting Nov. 7.
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Labor Secretary: Raising Minimum Wage Is 'Job One'

Raising the federal minimum wage is a top priority for the White House, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Friday.

"Unfinished business starts with increasing the minimum wage, and that's something which is job one for this administration," he said during a speech commemmorating the 75th birthday of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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The Unexpectedly High Cost of a Bad Hire

In the course of running my own businesses for more than two decades, I've done my fair share of hiring. And I can tell you with absolute certainty that one of the most costly, time-consuming blunders a business can make is picking the wrong person for the job. How costly? The U.S. Department of Labor currently estimates that the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the individual's first-year potential earnings.

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