Week of January 1, 2018
  MINIMUM WAGE UPDATE - JANUARY 2018  
 
The current federal minimum wage, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), is $7.25 per hour which has been in effect since July 2009.  States have the ability to set a rate that is higher than the federal minimum rate and employers are obligated to pay the higher rate.  

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB
Complaining Customers Aren't Looking for Excuses

The other night, I was out with some friends. We were at a well-known place, listening to music and relaxing. One of my friends said she wanted something chocolate, so she ordered a piece of chocolate cake.

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2017's Top Ten, Part I:  From Trump to Tech

As we've officially wrapped a very successful year for hoteliers across North America, I've assembled my top ten list of items of trends and events that have had the most profound influence on our industry.

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Hotel Revenue Managers Are Underpaid, Experts Conclude

Based on new research on revenue manager compensation at different levels, experts believe the discipline is underpaid in the hotel industry.

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The Importance of Social Proof for the Hospitality Industry

Social Proof, as a concept, is based on a simple social phenomenon - people are more likely to come to your hotel based on other people's experience; in this techno-savvy, consumer-centric age, it is being used to influence consumers the world over.

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2017, The Year That Was:  10 Things for Healthcare Executives to Note as They Head into 2018

Disruption got real. Hospital-insurer negotiations heated up. Activist shareholders shook up legacy hospital operators. Healthcare and the government failed to effectively communicate. These and six other trends that shaped the year in healthcare - and the lessons executives can take from them into 2018.

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Using Social Media to Attract New Patients and Build Loyalty

You've been told that your practice is supposed to have a social media presence. But what exactly does that mean, and how can it help your practice?

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Hospitals Face $1.6B in Medicare Payment Cuts After Judge Dismisses Lawsuit:  6 Things to Know

A federal judge has dismissed an injunction requested by hospital groups and health systems to block payment cuts for drugs purchased through the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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Growing Number of U.S. Hospitals Can't Treat Kids

A growing number of children who show up in US emergency rooms can't get the treatment they need at their local hospital and need to be transferred elsewhere for care, a new study suggests.

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With Savings from Tax Bill, Employers Say They'll Boost Wages, 401K Contributions

In the week since the passage of a major Congressional tax overhaul, multiple organizations have made public their intent to reinvest tax savings in their respective workforces in the past week.

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Want Your Employees to Be High Performers?  Tie Goals to Rewards Like Extra Days Off or Cold Hard Cash.

How many times have you felt as though your manager was talking to you about your goals just to check off a box that required a performance review? In many cases, the employee review is a last-minute dreaded task for all involved, even when goals are tied to raises and bonuses.

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Why the 'Pence Rule' Is Exactly How You Shouldn't Go About Preventing Sexual Harassment

With new high profile sexual harassment allegations coming out on a daily basis, a lot of companies are considering policy changes and putting new protocols into place. One new rule not to establish? The Pence Rule.

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