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The New Year should prove to be a continuation of 2014 with wage increases for hourly and salary employees and executives in the lodging industry. For 2015, Wagewatch, Inc. forecasts that wage increases for the lodging industry will average 3.4%. Non-exempt employees will see pay increases of 3.2% and exempt employees will see increases of 4.2% in 2015.  

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
New York Hospitality Industry Wage Board Recommends Increase in Tipped Employee Minimum Wage
After conducting several meetings, the Wage Board voted on January 30, 2015, to recommend that the minimum wage rate for all tipped employees in the hospitality industry (regardless of whether they are classified as food service workers or service employees) be increased to $7.50 per hour effective December 31, 2015. 
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Three New Hotel Trends Or Maybe It's Just One
Millennial will soon be the majority of travel consumers, making them the target of hotel trends in 2015. That can be good for travelers of all ages.
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The 15 Actions For Hospitality Executives To Take This Year
Fifteen actions to take to prepare yourself and your organization to survive and thrive through 2015 and beyond
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Top Stories: Healthcare
5 Things To Keep In Mind When Hiring An Executive
In an era marked by the highest rates of executive turnover in the healthcare industry, selective hiring and effective succession planning are essential for stability at the helm. However, this task often proves to be a tricky one.
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15 Things For Healthcare Leaders To Know About Obama's 2016 Budget
President Obama shared his $3.99 trillion budget proposal Monday for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Here are 15 of the budget's key proposals related to healthcare. 
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Studying Lean Implementation in Different Healthcare Settings
Lean-based on the approach developed for Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota Production System-has gained traction as a Continuous Quality Improvement strategy that shows promise for increasing efficiency in healthcare delivery. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
5 Unconventional Ways To Keep Your Most Talented Employees From Leaving
If you want to retain the employees essential to your company's growth and keep them doing their best, you need to keep them engaged. Here are five nontraditional ways you can do so.
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Top 10 Employment Discrimination Claims: EEOC
The number of charges filed in 2014 reflect a general downward trend over recent fiscal years.   Certain types of discrimination charges, however, are flourishing.
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Workers Ready, Employers Brace For Seattle's Minimum-Wage Law
Seattle's minimum-wage law takes effect in just eight weeks, but uncertainty remains widespread about the details and the potential ripple effects.
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