Week of June 10, 2019
JULY 2019
The U.S. Federal minimum wage has not increased since July 2009, however, many states, cities, and counties have decided to vote into law their own increase in the minimum wage. Some states have decided to gradually increase their minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over the course of several years. 
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Burning Questions: Too Many Brands? Too Much Tech?
Hotel brand CEOs and executives at the recent NYU hospitality conference laid out a broad agenda for the future of the industry, on topics from tech integration to brand proliferation.
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Six Ways to Help Your Team Develop Guest Loyalty
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The Business of Healthcare Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses
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Cost Containment Is a Top Priority in 2019 for Healthcare Executives
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