Week of May 6, 2019
LINKING PAY PRACTICES WITH
BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
Compensation plays a critical role in organizations’ ongoing and increasingly challenging efforts to attract, retain, and motivate a talented workforce. Compensation design and management play a vital role in aligning employee behavior with business objectives.  
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U.S. Hotels Add 72,000 Jobs in April
THE U.S. LEISURE and hospitality industry added 72,000 jobs in April over the same time previous year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report.
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Meet the Money: What's Top of Mind for Hotel Execs
The general consensus among hoteliers at the opening general session at Meet the Money 2019 is that while the economy and hotel industry overall are doing well, there is still a great deal of uncertainty and a number of challenges that should have hoteliers acting carefully.
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Digital Marketing Checklist for New Hotel Openings
When building a new hotel, everyone is focused on the moving pieces of development in line so opening can happen as soon as possible. Just before opening, a shift occurs and there is a focus on sales, revenue management and, sometimes digital marketing.
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A Recent Supreme Court Decision Has Opened a Front for Hotels' War on Home Sharing
Last June, the Supreme Court overturned a rule requiring businesses to have some form of physical presence in a state in order to be subject to sales tax collection liability within that state.
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Lawmakers Call for Delay in Implementing Interoperability Rules
Senate HELP Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is calling on officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider delaying the implementation of two new interoperability rules.
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Insurers' Message on 'Medicare for All': We're Part of the Answer
Health insurers are grappling with how to craft their message to investors and the public about universal coverage as a growing field of Democratic presidential contenders’ backs moving the U.S. healthcare system toward expanded coverage.
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15 Latest Healthcare Industry Lawsuits, Settlements
From the Department of Justice filing a formal request to strike down the entire ACA to investors suing UnitedHealth Group, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
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HHS Issues New Rule with 'Conscience' Protections for Healthcare Workers
The Trump administration has issued a new rule that will protect healthcare workers’ “conscience rights.” The final rule, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), will take effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.
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Boost Employee Engagement with These Key People Skills
With all the talk about “employee engagement,” it’s only fair to ask, “Can I really get all the people in my organization to give their best – every day?”
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6 Ideas for How You Can Avoid Making Any More Bad Hires
When you want a business to be successful, you need a great product or service and a team ready to deliver it. However, building the team behind that business can be challenging.
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DOJ Goes All In on Obamacare Takedown
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, arguing that the elimination of the key individual mandate provision renders the entire Obama-era law unconstitutional.
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Supreme Court Asked to Decide Whether ADEA Protects Job Applicants
58-year-old plaintiff and the AARP have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects outside job applicants (Kleber v. CareFusion Corp., No. 18-1346 (S. Ct. April 23, 2019)).
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