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On March 13, President Obama directed U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to "modernize and streamline" the Department of Labor's (DOL) overtime exemption regulations that define the scope of the exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
The Hotel Industry Is A Woman's World
In recent years, the influence of women has been growing in the hotel industry. There have been significant increases in the number of women holding leadership roles at all levels of hotels, inns, lodges and resorts across the country. 
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Wynn Resorts Eliminates Founder's Villa Perk in Pay Overhaul
Wynn Resorts is modifying its executive pay so more compensation is tied to the company's performance. Wynn's $4 million base salary will shrink to $2.5 million this year under a new plan, according to the filing. Investors will vote on the 2014 compensation plan at the company's annual meeting, which will be held May 16 in Macau.
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Casino Self-Ban Bill Advances in New Jersey Assembly
A casino self-ban bill advanced in the New Jersey Assembly with a unanimous 77-0 vote on Thursday. If the bill became a law, New Jersey gamblers who signed up for a voluntary self-exclusion list would not have to admit they are a problem gambler to do so.
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Westin Launches $15 Million Well-Being Campaign
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide on Thursday announced the global launch of the Westin Well-being Movement for its Westin Hotels & Resorts brand, a US$15 million campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates. 
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Top Stories: Healthcare
When The Best Employees Quit, Can You Handle The Truth?
When prized employees leave a company, bosses almost always act surprised. From the comforts of the corner office, it's easy to believe that you're providing a great work environment and all the career-advancement opportunities that workers or managers might want. But maybe senior executives just can't handle the truth.
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Health Care Law Has Uneven Impact on Companies

Sarah Curtis-Fawley will have to offer insurance to her workers at Pacific Pie Co. because of the health care overhaul, and the estimated $100,000 cost means she may have to raise prices or postpone opening a third restaurant.

On the other end of the spectrum, the owner of a 1-800-Got-Junk? franchise near Philadelphia figures he'll save money because his 12 workers now can shop for coverage on public insurance exchanges created by the overhaul.
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8 of the Most Interesting Things We Are Seeing in Healthcare

1. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Will the benefits of the PPACA outweigh the costs for consumers and providers?

As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unfolds, two things seem to be happening: (1) people are becoming less clear about the benefits of the Act, and (2) the costs and taxes associated with the Act are becoming clearer.
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When Strategy Trumps Agility: 5 Must-Ask Questions on Competitive Advantage
In a complex environment such as healthcare, agility is often thought to be a hallmark of organizational success. However, a top management consultant says the ability to make measured strategic decisions is more important to sustaining organizational success over time than being able to quickly change course.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
How Netflix Revolutionized Human Resources
Netflix is a great way to kill a few hours with a binge-watching marathon, but it turns out the company is also a wonderful example for how to treat employees.  Patty McCord, Netflix's former chief talent officer, spoke with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about some of the company's most innovative human resources moves.
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Capping Hours to Avoid ACA Costs Could Violate ERISA
From a purely dollars-and-cents perspective, most companies would save money, and quite a bit of it, by opting to pay the penalties stipulated in the Affordable Care Act for failing to provide health-care coverage for employees.
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Are Employers Being 'Ambushed'?
The National Labor Relations Board has spoken, again, and depending on the point of view, the NLRB's proposed rules on union elections will either streamline union election activity to help employees or threaten workers' freedom and employers' rights.
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How HSAs Can Help You Deal With The Coming "Cadillac Tax"
You're probably focusing on near-term issues for the ACA: ensuring your coverage complies, you're offering it to the right people, and your IT department is ready.  But your finance people may be focused on something longer-term - the "Cadillac Tax," which takes effect in 2018.
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