"Prepare for Imminent #FLSA White-Collar Regulations" and other #HR News for February 24, 2015

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Prepare for Imminent FLSA White-Collar Regulations

By Allen Smith  2/20/2015

While employers wait for the imminent issuance of proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white-collar regulations--perhaps as soon as March--they can take some steps to prepare. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Savings Goals Should Consider ‘Longevity Risk’

Factor the “risk” of living longer into participants’ financial planning

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  2/19/2015

A February 2015 issue brief from the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) demonstrates the effect of “longevity risk” (the higher costs of living a long time), including nursing home and home health care costs, on retirement savings shortfalls—the gap between what employees have saved for retirement and what they are likely to need to fund their retirement years adequately. 

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Still Too Few Female Executives in GCC States

Barriers to female leadership addressed in report 

Working women in Gulf Cooperation Council states face signficant challenges as they take on leadership roles at public- and private-sector organizations in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Female representation in top GCC management positions—on executive committees and boards—is less than 1 percent, compared with 10 percent on executive committees and 17 percent on boards in European countries. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Wage Growth Varied Markedly by Industry in 2014

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  2/20/2015

Growth in wages and employment were keys to a strong fourth quarter of 2014, according to the ADP Workforce Vitality Index, which measures the total wages paid to the U.S. private-sector workforce, along with hours worked, employment growth and job turnover.

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Don't Take Authenticity at Face Value

Experts say be honest, and also open to self-improvement

By Dinah Wisenberg Brin  2/20/2015

Given low public opinion of corporate CEOs, business executives have been encouraged for years now to lead authentically—staying true to their values, following their passions, and maintaining integrity and transparency as managers. Some business leaders seem to struggle with the concept, however, and may have taken the advice a bit too literally, according to a recent Harvard Business Review article.

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Women Continue to Lag Behind Men in Leadership Roles

Higher standards, family responsibilities among reasons women fail to reach C-suite

By Aliah D. Wright  2/20/2015

Although women outnumber men when it comes to finishing college and both genders believe that women make better managers, women continue to trail far behind men in becoming leaders. It’s not that women aren’t tough enough or that they don’t make good managers, according to Women and Leadership, a study by the Pew Research Center conducted in 2014 and released this year. Instead, the reasons for this occurrence are perception and gender discrimination. To continue reading this article, please click here.

D.C.: Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to Take Effect March 3, 2015

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