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This week 's blog is from an article written by Randall Pullen, President and CEO of WageWatch that appeared in Hotel News Now earlier this week.

The Fight for $15 being waged by Unions and Social Advocacy groups around the country will continue against businesses and industries that pay a minimum wage whether it is $9 or $20 an hour.  Why? Because there will always be someone who is making more than the average for the same level of work. It is the antsiest to capitalism. 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
The Great Tipping Debate
Living abroad, tipping is hardly a requirement. In fact some cultures consider it an insult to tip employees who are simply doing their jobs. In the US, however, we've created a tipping culture I often struggle with. And while I've mostly felt alone on this, the more I inquire, the more I find others who are equally frustrated about the customer's burden to tip 
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The New Hotel Design That Perfectly Combines Business and Leisure
While major brands have met this demand by adding public co-working spaces and more connected rooms, new hospitality brands are incorporating elements of a business and leisure stay from the start. One such brand, Zoku, released details of its concept this week for the first time.
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What Is hospitality?
Companies are realizing authenticity is not something that can be bought, flexibility is not something that can be taught and Millennials are willing to pay more for a product with meaning, which is not for sale. 
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Top Stories: Healthcare
An Update On Key Anti-Kickback, Stark Act Issues For Hospitals In 2015
Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, legal and regulatory issues in the healthcare arena have become more complex and more interconnected, necessitating healthcare professionals and executives keep a closer eye out for possible violations. 
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Ascension's New 'Socially Just' Minimum Wage: $11 An Hour
The wage raise will take effect July 5 and affect approximately 10,500 of Ascension's 150,000 associates, including those in laundry, environmental, housekeeping, nutrition and administrative disciplines.
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50 Great Health Systems To Know 2015
To compile this list, the Becker's editorial team conducted research, choosing systems that have several awards for clinical and general excellence. The team also queried healthcare leaders on what systems stood out to them in terms of overall excellence, and those systems were considered for inclusion.  The following are profiles of 50 great nonprofit health systems in the U.S., listed alphabetically.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
One-Time Bonuses and Perks Muscle Out Pay Raises for Workers
"There is a quiet revolution in compensation," said Ken Abosch, a partner at Aon Hewitt, a global human resources company. "There are not many things in the world of compensation that are all that radical, but this is a drastic shift."
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Welcome To The New Era Of Human Resources
According to Averbook, HR is at a crossroads, as technology can now accomplish many of those traditional responsibilities faster, cheaper, and better than before. "It's now moving from transaction to interaction," he said.
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7 Reasons Why New Employees Get Injured On The Job
New employees are more likely to be injured on the job than experienced workers, but it doesn't have to be that way. By addressing the risks proactively in orientations, you can significantly eliminate them.
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