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An employee compensation plan should provide a competitive wage and reward employees fairly and equitably for behaviors while accomplishing goals and objectives for the organization.  Compensation is the reward an employee receives in return for his or her contribution to the organization.  Basic components of a compensation package include base salary, incentives, and benefits.  

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Travel Brands Love That Same-Sex Marriage is Now Law of the Land
Some travel brands have been at the forefront of LGBT travel for years and deserve to be recognized for getting out ahead of the mainstream. But this ruling of course opens the flood gates to wedding tourism in more states, and tourism boards will have their hands full planning for more LGBT travelers.
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Marriott, Universal Music Form Partnership for Live Performances
Marriott is going one step further with what it calls a "first-of-its-kind" partnership with Universal, whose acts range from Kanye West, U2, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith, to hold concerts, video series, concert tickets and other incentives. 
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Supreme Court Boosts Privacy Rights In Hotel Case

A sharply-divided Supreme Court boosted privacy rights Monday by striking down as unconstitutional a Los Angeles city ordinance requiring hotel operators to show a list of registered guests to the police on demand.


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Top Stories: Healthcare
DOJ Sues Michigan Hospitals For Alleged Antitrust Violations
The government alleges Hillsdale curtailed competition by entering into agreements with Allegiance, Community Health Center of Branch County, and two of ProMedica's facilities - Bixby Hospital in Adrian, Mich., and Herrick Hospital in Tecumseh, Mich. - that limited marketing of competing healthcare services.
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5 Steps To Purposefully Make Innovative Ideas Work
In a recent blog post for Johns Hopkins' Armstrong Institute, health services researcher Jill Marsteller, PhD, outlines steps that care teams can take to plan for success when designing quality improvement projects, in order to better understand why an idea succeeds or falls short, and how to effectively repeat it.
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Do Negative Performance Reviews Create A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
Do managers who give consistently lower performance reviews negatively impact their employees' performance and engagement levels? A recent study from the Harvard Business Review says yes.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive?
Employers say wellness programs boost workers' health and productivity while helping companies curb rising health care costs. President Obama's signature health law allows employers to increase those financial incentives.
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What Does The Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision Mean For The FMLA?
The Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell  makes same-sex marriage lawful in all states nationwide. As a result, employers making FMLA spousal leave eligibility determinations no longer need to consider state law in determining the validity of an employee's same-sex marriage. All married couples will be covered, regardless of their sex, where they were married or where they live.
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6 Documentation Gaffes That Will Come Back To Haunt You
As HR pros, you obviously get the importance of thoroughly (and carefully) documenting employee performance problems.  You know who doesn't? A lot of managers who oversee employees. 
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