Week of July 17, 2017
Knowledge of ADA Issues 
 ADA, and the state disability and discrimination laws are difficult laws to interpret and apply to the conditions that occur in your workplace.  The definition of who is a qualified individual with a disability is a particularly knotty one. The Supreme Court has tackled this definition many times and Congress reversed a number of these decisions in passing the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.

How's the U.S. Hotel Industry Doing?

Change is an inevitable part of all facets of life and business. Utilized in any context, a SWOT analysis is a useful technique for understanding internal strengths and weaknesses,..

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New Research Suggests It Doesn't Always Pay to Book Direct for a Hotel

A new report published by research firm Piper Jaffray suggests it doesn't necessarily pay to book direct with hotels instead of with an online travel agency (OTA) such as Expedia or Booking.com, or a metasearch site such as Kayak or Trivago.

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Hospitality Hiring Paradox:  Time to Take a Stand!

A paradox has haunted our industry for generations: there is a dearth of young people interested in this sector that is one of the most promising in terms of the future.

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Six Steps to Differentiate Your Brand

In my piece, "The proliferation of lifestyle brands: Differentiate or die," I highlighted the lack of differentiation among the burgeoning number of new hotel brands and concluded by counseling that all new brands, regardless of segment, must work harder to cultivate genuine points of differentiation.

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How Providers, Payers, and Pharma Can Work Together to Drive the Transition to Value-Based Care

As the healthcare industry continues its transition away from traditional fee-for-service models, policymakers and other stakeholders can take steps to ease the growing pains.

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Fewer U.S. Hospitals Can Care For  Children

In Massachusetts, a child who winds up in an emergency room- whether for a routine or a serious problem-is likely to be transferred to a second hospital for care, a "potentially concerning" trend that's being reported by physicians throughout the US, researchers say.

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Healthcare Weighs In On BCRA Failure: 6 Reactions

The Senate GOP's revised Better Care Reconciliation Act stalled... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has proposed a full ACA repeal strategy that involves repealing the ACA and initiating a two-year delay. Here are six reactions from healthcare industry leaders, provided via emailed statements.

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Unplanned Hospitalizations a Bigger Risk for Long-Term Cognitive Decline In Older Adults

A new study from Rush University Medical Center reveals that emergency and urgent hospitalizations are linked to an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults far greater than previously recognized.

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Will Google for Jobs Turn Job Boards Into Ghost Towns?

It's been a few weeks since Google for Jobs was announced and went live, to the delight of job seekers everywhere.

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If Workers Are Scarce, Is It the Work or the Wages?

The labor market is stumping even the experts. The unemployment rate is near a 16-year low, and employers are fretting about their inability to find reliable workers.

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Employers Your Employees' Lack of Productivity May Be All On You

Think back to the last time you encountered a difficult challenge at work-one of those problems that requires hard, long thought and perhaps some focused drudgery to break through.

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Overtime, Joint Employment, and More:  A Wage and Hour Preview

With no one in charge at the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), employers are in a holding pattern with respect to several outstanding issues, most notably new overtime regulations.

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