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To ensure equal pay in the workplace and that all employees are paid fair and equal wages based on their position and skill, employers should implement and enforce a policy prohibiting wage discrimination based on an employee's membership in a protected class.

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
7 Commandments Every Hotelier Should Follow
If you aspire to become a successful hotelier, the most important thing is to know yourself. That is, your passions, your strengths and just as importantly, your weaknesses. Remember one thing: Your strengths will not make you fall off your career ladder but your weaknesses just might! 
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A Good Hotel to Work is a Good Hotel to Stay
The Hospitality is an industry that, fortunately for those who work in it, is constantly booming. However, this growth makes the market sector, which offers all its products and associated services, has become one of the most competitive.
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Hotels Should Manage Their "Voice" Reputations
Most hoteliers these days seem well aware of the importance of managing their online reputations by monitoring social media postings and online guest reviews. However many are neglecting the reputations they are making every day based on their agents performance on their "voice" channels. 
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MGM Awarded Massachusetts' First Casino License Just As Casino Support Falls
In a unanimous vote, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) opted to award MGM the lone casino license it plans to issue for the western portion of the state. MGM's $800m project in Springfield was the sole applicant left in pursuit of the license, making Friday's announcement more than a little anti-climactic.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Hospital Uses Executive Bonus Money To Give Its Workers

The lowest-level employees at the hospital currently make $8.78 an hour, and the increase will give about 230 workers a raise. Those workers were already making more than Texas's minimum wage, which is the same as the federal $7.25 an hour rate. The move also means that every worker employed by Dallas county, inside and outside the hospital, will make more than $10.25 an hour.

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Reports Show Emerging ACA Impact on Medicaid Enrollments, Hospital Charges, and Payer Mix
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released on June 4, 2014 a report showing that the 26 jurisdictions (25 states and the District of Columbia) which implemented Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by April 2014 saw on average a 15.3 percent increase in Medicaid/CHIP enrollments for April 2014 
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50 Healthcare Industry Lawsuits, Settlements
The following is a roundup of lawsuit updates, court holdings and settlements that involve the healthcare industry and were reported in the last four months.
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The Healthcare Industry Is Frighteningly Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks
The Internet has seized media limelight throughout the last month with three potentially devastating security breaches: the Heartbleed bug, where passwords dripped out of "secure" websites, AOL's announcement that thousands of email accounts are compromised, and the Internet Explorer Clandestine Fox exploit, which allows hackers to have remote access to an entire computer. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Incentive Compensation Plans Promise More Than They Deliver
While it may seem like only yesterday, it was 60 years ago or so when companies began to introduce what was then considered a revolutionary new management concept: "incentive compensation." That's an eternity, especially in the fast-changing business world where change can happen faster than you can say, "disruptive innovation."
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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #7 Failure to Follow Harassment and Discrimination Policies
The fastest growing claims against employers fall in the category of harassment and discrimination. Employers have significant responsibility when it comes to addressing harassment situations in the workplace, and, when it comes to discrimination, employers need to be cognizant of possibly creating a perception that discriminatory reasons influence actions. 
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For Happy Employees In 2014, Fulfillment Matters More Than Pay And Benefits
Among factors that people say motivate them to come into work each day and do their very best, pay and benefits ranked almost as an afterthought, according to surveys of workers conducted for The Plain Dealer's Top Workplaces series.
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Nine Questions To Determine Your Company's "Must Wins"
Have you started working on your 2015 plans for your organization? If not, it's probably time. Where should you begin? One approach is to determine what's most critical for your organization to accomplish in the coming years.
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