Week of October 28, 2019
SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS THREE (3) CASES SEEKING TO LIMIT LAWSUITS
AGAINST BUSINESSES
There are three new law cases, impacting employers and business enterprises, that are on the docket of the Supreme Court this Fall.  These cases have been relatively ignored by the media and have the potential to greatly impact businesses.
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The Evolution of the Property GM and the Asset Manager
Even though a Granny Smith and a Red Delicious are both apples, each has a distinct taste and texture. Much like apples, general managers of managed and owner-operated hotels “fall” from similar “trees” yet deliver different experiences.
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Hotel Investors Proceed with Caution as Economic Outlook Shifts
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Just because your hotel has a cushy star rating on TripAdvisor is hardly a reason to coast. The world is changing so fast nowadays – and with it, guest expectations – that if you aren’t constantly innovating then you risk getting left behind.
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5 Ways Your Hotel Can Cater to Multigenerational Travelers
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In his 2004 bestseller, “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis wrote “What begins as a failure of the imagination ends as a market inefficiency: when you rule out an entire class of people from doing a job simply by their appearance, you are less likely to find the best person for the job.”
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For-Profit Systems Embrace Graduate Medical Education to Meet Demand for Primary Care Physicians
Historically, for-profit health systems avoided graduate medical education (GME) programs based on the perception that teaching hospitals were costly and inefficient, and the required academic credentials were unachievable for community-based hospitals, which comprise a significant portion of for-profit systems.
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CMS: More Hospitals Will Get Value-Based Purchasing Program Payment Bonuses in FY2020
More hospitals will get payment bonuses under the Trump administration’s value-based purchasing program in federal fiscal year 2020 than a decline in payments, according to new figures.
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In the Age of Legal Week, New Breath Tests Show Promise for Employers
Employers have never had accurate drug testing options to determine when an employee might have ingested marijuana and, therefore, if they are likely to still be impaired.
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According to research and studies, employers have been wanting to hire employees with advanced critical thinking skills for years, but it seems that many employees don’t have the necessary critical thinking skills.
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Employees Prize Leadership Training Above Other Learning
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