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First let's understand what the term "salary basis" means. An exempt employee that regularly receives a predetermined amount of base salary each workweek is paid on a "salary basis".  This applies to employees who are determined to be exempt under the federal FLSA exemption tests including both the minimum salary test and qualifying under one of the duties tests (ie., administrative, executive, professional, computer, outside sales, etc.). 

Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 The Power Of Email Automation
Automated transactional emails can be the cornerstone of a hotels' communication strategy - they share details about the transaction, include all reservation information and hotel details to ensure the guest has everything they need.
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 A Positive Way Hotels Can Use Leverage Over The Sharing Economy
The sharing-economy is self-service, and plenty of people (especially millennials) obviously enjoy this kind of vacation. While it's nice to become immersed in a local environment, it can be a lot of work compared to the ease and safety of staying in a well-run hotel, and eat up valuable time for relaxation. And isn't that the reason for a vacation?
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 Casino Executives Demand A Cut If Daily Fantasy Sports Returns
Casino executives have been cannibalizing each other's market share throughout the region, but when it comes to daily fantasy sports' bid for a comeback in New York, these rivals are presenting a united front.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
 Hospitals Err On The Safe Side For Patient Information--Even For Families
Protecting patient privacy can sometimes become a balancing act for hospitals, especially when staff or patients themselves choose to keep key information from friends and family, according to Kaiser Health News.
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 Hospitals Achieve 96% EHR Adoption Rate; Data Exchange Still Needs Work
Most hospitals have electronic health record systems, but that doesn't mean every hospital can exchange patient medical records with every other healthcare provider, two data reports from the federal government conclude.
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 How Will Millennials Change the Healthcare Workforce?
Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are clearly interested in healthcare as a career choice. In fact, a 2015 survey by the National Society of High School Scholars, in which more than 18,000 students, ages 15-29, participated, showed that 40% of respondents said they wanted to work in healthcare. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
 When Must Employees Be Paid for Off-the-Clock Overtime?
Just about a year ago, in Moran v. Al Basit LLC, the 6th Circuit Court seemed to hold that all an employee needs is his or her own testimony to establish an entitlement to unpaid compensation under the FLSA. At the time, I expressed concern that such a holding might lead to more jury trials in off-the-clock wage/hour cases:
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 Wearable Technology: A Powerful HR Tool
Some businesses are exploring opportunities to turn the wearable device trend into a powerful HR tool. From promoting a healthy lifestyle to enhancing workplace safety, there's a lot of potential for companies if they have a clear implementation strategy and a focus on personal privacy.
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 5 Rules Surrounding One OT Concession DOL Gave Employers
The agency, in its final rule, said employers can use nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments to satisfy up to 10% of the new $47,476 - or $913 per week - salary employees must be paid to be exempt from overtime.  But, as you might have expected, there are some rules surrounding how employers can use these bonus/incentive payments to reach the threshold.
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