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Employers need to ensure they count all worked hours as paid hours for their non-exempt staff. For example, when an employee eats lunch at their workstation or desk and their lunch is interrupted by work such as answering phones or email, the employee is working and must be paid for that time because the employee has not been completely relieved from duty.

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
HOTELS Interview: Think's Fresh Take On Lifestyle Hotels
Lifestyle hospitality owner-operator Think Hotel Group, run by three lifelong friends from New York City, is making big waves in the Miami Beach and NYC boutique hotel markets. 
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Two-Pack Twist Makes For Strange Bedfellows
The hotel industry's "two-pack" development trend-where more than one brand exists under the same roof, sharing public facilities and staff-is starting to result in some strange bedfellows. Based on tight competitive market conditions, developers now are attempting to fuse together brands from two or more disparate parent companies for an unlikely alliance that some say is actually working
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Hotel Industry Leader Believes Rates will Continue to Rise
Tracking mostly positive economic growth indices domestically and globally in recent years, and due to several important industry factors as well, hotel rates should continue to rise for the remainder of 2014 and beyond, according to hotel management industry leader Kerry Ranson, President of Expotel Hospitality Services Inc. and chair-elect of IHG Owners Association.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
5 Questions Leaders Should Quit Asking

Leaders can shape organizations by their questions, but some of the most common ones are also most detrimental. 

A Harvard Business Review blog post written by Warren Berger, an author with interest in how questioning can lead to innovation, identifies five questions leaders should avoid asking.

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Health Systems Becoming Payers: 8 Observations
A report from Strategy& discusses how integrated delivery networks are taking on risk and payer roles in the current environment and the implications of this trend.  Here are eight key takeaways from the report. 
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Health Care Employers Need Cure-All For Retirement Epidemic
Like other industries, health care employers and benefit plan managers in the health care sector are struggling mightily with their ability to address the retirement preparedness of their evolving workforces
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Top Human Resources Mistakes: #3 Careless Use of E-mail and the Internet
Employees are computer savvy these days, perhaps even more so than you. Employees use Facebook, web blogs, e-mail, and a variety of other internet sites to communicate with people around the world. While most employees will exercise good judgment when using the employer-provided computers, some will not. 
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3 Easy Ways to Invest in Your Employees and Boost Retention
As a business owner, operator or manager, you need to ask yourself an important question: Do you invest in your employees and provide them with the necessary tools to do their job and advance, or do you simply try and squeeze every ounce of productivity out them? If it is the latter, your employee turnover rate is probably high.
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Toxic Talent Management Habits
All organizations have problems, and they always involve people. Indeed, talent management issues are a major cause of organizational underperformance. For example, a recent report by Deloitte, based on data from over 2,500 business and HR leaders from 90+ countries, shows that employers around the world are poorly prepared to tackle key human capital challenges
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