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Hopefully you have your summer intern program ready to launch but whether you do or not, here is some important information to help make your program a success.  First ensure your program is compliant with Department of Labor regulations regarding internships.  In the last couple years, both the federal and state governments have been cracking down on the use of unpaid interns.  The use of 'free' interns has been significantly reduced since 2010 when the Department of Labor issued new criteria for employers using unpaid interns: 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
More Than 2,000 Trees Planted Per Day Since 2009
In five years, Accor hotels have financed the planting of more than 3.5 million trees around the world. The Group's commitment to biodiversity is especially demonstrated by the Plant for the Planet program, which encourages guests to reuse their towels when they stay more than one night in the hotel by promising that Accor will use the savings to finance tree farms.
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Are You A Successful Hotelier?
At the beginning of my career, I was encouraged to make a name for myself by trying different professional approaches, exploring various departments and seizing all opportunities presented to me. Many people receive the same advice, but I was prescribed a nuance by the deliverer of the message: That caveat was to fail quickly. 
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Atlantic City Casinos Fined Over $100,000 for Violations

With gaming revenues falling and online casinos so far failing to reverse that trend, you'd think that Atlantic City's casinos would at least run a tight ship to avoid losing even more cash.

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Top Stories: Healthcare
10 Latest Stories on Population Health
The following 10 feature stories cover various aspects of population health, from contracting to patient engagement, process changes to representation in the health system or hospital C-suite.
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How Generations Of Doctors Will Handle Health Care Change
With American health care in the midst of rapid transformation, both doctors and patients will be forced to adapt to changes stemming from the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."
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Hospital Readmission Data for All Payors
Efforts to reduce hospital readmissions have been focused on a handful of diagnoses and on government payors (primarily Medicare). In order to get a handle on the roughly 15% of the U.S. health care spend that goes to readmissions, it is vital to have a better understanding of what these readmissions are for, who is experiencing them, and why.
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Women's Executive Leadership Still Lags, And It Matters More in Healthcare Than Other Industries
While 60 percent of top U.S. companies now include at least two women on their executive committees, men (83 percent of executive committee members) still greatly outnumber women (17 percent). More telling, women on executive committees largely represent "support" functions, such as HR, communications or legal, 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
What's More Important: Talent or Engagement?
In the quest to maximize performance, businesspeople and academics have asked Gallup, "What's more important -- people's natural fit with a role or how engaged they are in their job?"
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5 Key Reform Questions for Brokers, Health Plans, and Businesses to Ask in 2014
Traditionally, U.S. businesses have paid premiums to insurance companies to cover workers with a single "defined benefit" group health insurance plan. However, due to changes in the individual market, most  businesses are considering a switching to "defined contribution" health benefits, 
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Average U.S. Retirement Age Rises to 62
The average age at which U.S. retirees report retiring is 62, the highest Gallup has found since first asking Americans this question in 1991. This age has increased in recent years, while the average age at which non-retired Americans expect to retire, 66, has largely stayed the same. However, this age too has slowly increased from 63 in 2002.
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