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If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's a duck.  In other words, if you are treating the 'independent contractor' like an employee by doing things such as providing work materials and office space, designating working hours, providing training and direction regarding how and when to perform the work, then the 'independent contractor' is most likely an employee. 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Security Challenges: A Hotel Is Not An Airport
When a hotel decides to protect their property with an X-ray machine and metal detector gate at the main entrance, it does not guarantee protection from terrorist attacks and it comes at a high cost to the hotel.
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IHG Introduces New Holiday Inn Express(R) Prototype Design Co-Created With Hotel Owners And Through Guest Insights
This next generation prototype is expected to deliver even better on meeting guests' changing needs, and driving value for owners. Over the past 14 years, the Holiday Inn Express brand has become one of the largest and fastest-growing hotel brands in the industry. 
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Less Is More for This Boutique Hotel Management Company
Less is more is the antithesis of the beliefs of modern empire-building executives. In the hotel industry, management tends to prefer building cookie-cutter hotels which have the largest possible footprints. 
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Vegas Casino Signs to Go Dark to Mark Earth Hour

Las Vegas Strip casinos plan to dim some of their lights as part of a global effort to raise awareness of environmental issues.  

KLAS-TV reports casino companies including MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Boyd Gaming and the Las Vegas Sands are scheduled to turn off non-essential lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. 
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Family Medicine Is The Solution To American Health Care
I believe that family doctors give high quality, cost efficient care. Counties with the right proportion of primary care to specialty care have populations who live longer and health care that costs less. Too many specialists and not enough family physicians leads to unnecessarily expensive care and shorter life expectancy.
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Hospitals Chart Ways To Boost Care, Funding Under ACA
Hospitals are getting creative when it comes to meeting tough new mandates in the Affordable Care Act to improve care and increase patient satisfaction - and they're getting paid more as a result.
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10 Free (Or Very Inexpensive) Ways To Engage Staff
What does it mean to be a great hospital or healthcare system? There are as many ways to answer this question as there are patients, industry professionals and organizations with great stories to tell. But if asked to sum up what makes a hospital great I would do it in a single word: engagement.
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5 Ways to Improve Hospital Data Security
In a recent interview, Ms. Roszkowski along with Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek and current chair of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Policy Task Force, address five ways hospitals can improve their data security.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Top Occupations For Temporary Employment Growth
The hiring surge in contingent labor accounts for 15% of all job growth nationally from 2009 - 2013, even though the industry accounts for a relatively small portion of the nation's workforce. 
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CVS Employee Sues Drugstore Chain Over Wellness Fee
A CVS Pharmacy cashier in the Oakland, Calif., area claims in court that the company's practice of penalizing its employees for not completing a wellness examination violates California wage and hour laws.
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Want Better Retention & Productivity? Take a Look Into "Motivation Profiles"
In a world where "Big Data" covers almost every area of the business, there is one important area where no data is systematically collected - and that is data identifying the factors that motivate and excite individual employees.
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3 Ways to Interview and Assess Candidates for Culture Fit
Finding candidates who meet the required skills and qualifications for your open positions may be your top priority when it comes to hiring. But in addition to hiring based on your job requirements, you should focus on hiring candidates who fit best within your company's culture. 
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