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HR knows that employers must pay an overtime premium of 1.5 times base pay to non-exempt employees who work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. This calculation is complicated in the hospitality industry due to the use of the common utilization of the tip credit to the federal minimum wage and prevalence of multi-job employees.

Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 Hotels Flexed Some Muscle in Corporate Rate Negotiations
During earnings calls this month, executives from several hotel companies gave vague indications - and sometimes actual numbers - about how their negotiations with travel buyers went over the season that typically stretches from September into December or January.
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 The Technology Trends Changing Meeting Spaces
Technology and generational shifts are changing meeting planners' and attendees' expectations for meeting spaces and events in general, according to a panel of experts at the 2016 HTNG North American Conference.
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 Changes To Overtime Exemptions Coming Soon
The proposed changes to wage laws regarding overtime exemptions this year has the U.S. hotel industry worried, as they may change how, and how much, countless employees are paid.
(Hotel News Now)  Read the complete article
Top Stories: Healthcare
 Gender, Training May Hold Nurses Back From The C-Suite
Nurse leaders are increasingly common in hospitals, but still a relative novelty at the CEO's desk, and this rarity may tie into both nurse training and the proportion of the field who are women, according to Newsworks.
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 3 Reasons Docs, Hospitals Must Publish Their Own Quality Ratings
Major providers leading the charge on self-publishing quality ratings include New York's North Shore-LIJ Medical Group and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes Ashish K Jha, M.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This trend can help:
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 The New Look Of Diversity In Healthcare: Where We Are And Where We're Headed
Diversity encompasses a much larger spectrum including life experiences, lifestyle choices and ideas, such as socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. It even takes into consideration the social determinants of health.
(Becker's Hospital Review)  Read the complete article
Top Stories: Human Resources
 Why Employer Branding is More Important Than Ever
If you aren't familiar with the concept of "employer branding," here's the basic overview: it's when companies showcase what it's like to work for them in order to attract the right talent. HR specialists and recruiters have been embracing this concept for years on platforms like Glassdoor and LinkedIn.
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 Being Consistent is Better Than Being Fair
A new study finds that employees are less stressed and have more job satisfaction when their bosses are always unfair than when their boss is unpredictable.
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 The Robots are Coming for Wall Street
We are creating a very small number of high-paying jobs in return for destroying a very large number of fairly high-paying jobs, and the net-net to society, absent some sort of policy intervention is a net loss.
(New York Times)  Read the complete article
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