Chapter 8Nurturing the Hispanic Exempt Professional

The greatest obstacle for managers is to nurture, cultivate, and develop the next generation of mid- and upper-level managers who will run the American workplace. Hispanic, Latino, and Latin employees who are “exempt” from the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 are primarily “white collar.” The classifications—Mexican Hispanics and Caribbean Hispanics—introduced at the beginning of this discussion now pose tremendous obstacles for organizations throughout the nation. If almost 80% of all Hispanics in the United States are Mexican Hispanics, it is of no small importance that almost 80% of all Hispanic, Latino, and Latin college graduates are Caribbean Hispanics. If most Caribbean Hispanics live ...

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